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comment Why didn't the European Christians take back Constantinopole?
France started to support Ottomans against the Habsburgs much earlier!
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comment Which historical figure is attributed with the most death of his people?
Do you count reduced life expectancy? For instance, current Russia has some 20 years less male life expectancy than Western Europe. It can be attributed to Putin, for instance so that he "killed" millions this way. Western historians often attribute the same thing to Stalin.
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comment Since when does people not translate their names when moving from a country to another?
@Bregalad "But if you'd move to another non-russian speaking cyrillic writing country, such as Bulgaria, Serbia or Mongolia, would you have to change anything?" - yes, if their reading rules are different so that my name is read differently if spelled as it is. For instance, in Ukraine I would have to change ы->и and и->i
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comment Which historical figure is attributed with the most death of his people?
@Ne Mo "Stalin openly admitted"? Don't you see the mark "top secret" on the documents?
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comment Why was Stalin so opposed to genetics?
@Felix Goldberg Vavilov was Jewish.
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answered Since when does people not translate their names when moving from a country to another?
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comment Which historical figure is attributed with the most death of his people?
@Ne Mo self-deception? For what purpose? Khrushchev wanted to exaggerate the numbers for the upcoming XX party congress. There is no evidence that any Soviet archives has been forged or not reliable historical source. There is no serious historian that disputes their reliability. Is it more reliable for you to think that Staling killed one third of the population of the country instead and that in Gulag died 10 for each 1 survived?
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comment Which historical figure is attributed with the most death of his people?
"The Stalin-maximisers have come up with numbers around 30 million, the Stalin-minimisers' estimates cluster around 8 million" - science is not just taking maximum and minimum between unsubstantiated claims and guesses and finding the average.
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comment Which historical figure is attributed with the most death of his people?
"by implying it casts doubt on the 20 million number as too high." - where you saw me implying this? "the claims are directly sourced.." - in the article you cited there are links 1) to Medvedev (the source is from 1960s, before archives opened), 2) Conquest (the same), 3) Davies who references Medvedev and Conquest without adding anything from himself 4) Dyadkin which counts anything rather than the killings (unborn children, lower life expectancy etc).
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comment Which historical figure is attributed with the most death of his people?
@CGCampbell it is now what the East "says". It is an internal document, a report to Khrushchev. Even if the numbers are not exact, the total number cannot be 2 orders of magnitude greater. The number of Gulag inmates never much exceeded 1.7 million. Davies claims that the number of killed in Gulag, 10 millions was 5 times greater than ever was convicted.
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@CGCampbell regarding the total numbers the report to Khruschev says "approximately".
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