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Apr
23
comment What is the evidence for North Korean famine of 1990s?
@Sardathrion the Wikipedia refers to non-online Western studies. Since I have no access to them, I would like to know their sources and estimation methods. Why you downvote?
Apr
23
asked What is the evidence for North Korean famine of 1990s?
Apr
23
comment North Korean Famine
@jwenting okay, what cities were affected by famine in your view?
Apr
23
comment North Korean Famine
@jwenting of course, not. If there were any famine victims, they definitely were in the country regions. There were no cities affected by the famine.
Apr
23
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Felix Goldberg In 1943 Mannerheim received only 146 votes out of 300 from the 1937 electoral college(not enough to become a president) so he decided to bypass that college next year and issue a direct parliament act. Anyway, as I said, there were no popular elections in Finland since 1937.
Apr
23
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Felix Goldberg he was appointed by the parliament act while the constitutional procedure was general election to convene an electoral commission (in 1943 Ryti was elected by the last, 1937 electoral commission because the elections were not conducted since 1937). Anyway, this does not matter because he already violated constitution refusing to resign as Commander in Chief after Winter War ended.
Apr
23
comment Were members of Soviet Republican Communist Parties also members of the CPSU?
Ukraine's constitutions from 1978 and from 1937: ru.wikisource.org/wiki/… worldconstitutions.ru/archives/587
Apr
23
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
@Felix Goldberg Mannerheim got Commander in Chief in 1939 and refused to resign from this position in violation of constitution. The civil president Ryti became a figurehead with all questions decided by Mannerheim whose cult of personality developed (for example, in 1942 he was awarded a unique title of Marshal of Finland, invented specially for himself). In 1944 when Ryti resigned he became president without elections.
Apr
23
comment Were members of Soviet Republican Communist Parties also members of the CPSU?
I like this question. I also wonder whether the membership in CPSU was considered more "prestigious" and whether CPSU members could participate in the republican party congresses.
Apr
23
comment Were members of Soviet Republican Communist Parties also members of the CPSU?
The republics all HAD their own constitutions.
Apr
21
comment Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
@Nathan Cooper the Nazis planned the Holocaust from the beginning, just had to intensify it as the war was going.
Apr
19
answered Can we classify holocaust as Hitler's war time strategic mistake?
Apr
18
revised Why did the scutum fall out of use?
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Apr
15
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@T.E.D. Some other graphics: GDP, transportation toyota-club.net/files/lib/z_st/11-06-01_lib_postcris/p8.png Industrial output: toyota-club.net/files/lib/z_st/11-06-01_lib_postcris/p1.png From here: toyota-club.net/files/lib/z_st/11-06-01_lib_postcris.htm Another plot (GDP per captia for USSR/Russia, China, Brzil, India): fcos.ru/userfiles/104/image/119/119-03.gif with reference to conference-board.org/data
Apr
15
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@T.E.D. you can also find many useful graphics here: pavelhulko.ru/?cat=13 and here: rpp.nashaucheba.ru/docs/index-102059.html
Apr
15
comment Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
@T.E.D. I will try to find the source of the graphic, but you can find a similar graphic on the site of Andrey Illarionov, former Russian president advisor and now an opposition politician: aillarionov.livejournal.com/383615.html Note that his graphic shows ratio of the GDPs per person of Russia and the USA (USSR in red, Russia in blue).
Apr
15
revised Are there ways to measure “how much power did ”Russia“ lose when the Soviet Union broke up?”
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Apr
10
revised Would Korea have divided, without the influence of external powers?
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Apr
9
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Apr
8
comment Who was the first woman ruler?
he died or she died?