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Jan
10
answered Two Successive Coups?
Jan
10
revised Why did the US drop nuclear bombs on a weakened Japan?
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10
comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
the book only reflects the pro-Finnish sympathies of the Western historiography.
Jan
10
comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
my advice is not to believe Wikipedia everywhere.
Jan
10
comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
@RI Swamp Yankee they were under occupation. Similarly France was occupation, but Britain did not demand war reparations from her. Also as I said, the British could easily consider the war declaration void because it was not signed by the regent as required.
Jan
10
comment Literacy in the classical world
Why it was closed?
Jan
10
comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
Finland was a military dictatorship since 1939.
Jan
10
comment Why is Thailand considered an Axis power in WWII?
@RI Swamp Yankee the US never dealt with Thailand as an enemy country whether it is due to Free Thai or not. Three countries raised objections agains Thailand joining the UN after the war, for different reasons: France (who understandably demanded the return of the land), the USSR (who demanded abolishing the anti-Communist legislation, a reason not directly connected with WWII) and Great Britain which indeed considered that Thailand was at war with them. The position of Britain is the less understandable of them all.
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Jan
10
comment What are the factors that caused the new world civilizations to be less technologically advanced than the old world?
@astabada if Indians of the time met with the American cultures I think there would be no difference. For Chineze the difference would be minimal.
Jan
10
comment Why did the US drop nuclear bombs on a weakened Japan?
@RI Swamp Yankee Great Soviet Encyclopedy, article "Nuclear weapons" ("Ядерное оружие") "Применение ЯО не вызывалось военной необходимостью. Правящие круги США преследовали политические цели — продемонстрировать свою силу для устрашения свободолюбивых народов, запугать Советский Союз." "Use of the nuclear weapons was not justified by military necessity: the ruling class of the USA pursued political aims - to demonstrate their strength to the freedom-loving peoples, to threaten the USSR." bse.sci-lib.com/article128061.html
Jan
9
comment Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
@Felix Goldberg, no historian at all. They are not historians. Regarding war with Finland, yes, one can consider it an aggressive war, but note that it was dictated by the necessity of protection of Leningrad against land invasion in the expected war with Germany. As we are discussing aircraft carriers, this only supports the idea that the USSR was concerned with defense against land invasion from Europe rather than attacking something far abroad.
Jan
9
comment Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
@Felix Goldberg it explains a theory of Viktor Suvorov that the USSR was preparing an attack on Nazi Germany, long ago discredited. No serious historian now takes it seriously. Even according Suvorov, the attack should be to liberate the Germany-occupied countries, in agreement with the British.
Jan
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comment Why hasn't Russia maintained significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
@Felix Goldberg what aggressive wars the USSR planned? BTW, the USA is also a land power, yet they invest in fleet because they do not need defense (their neighbors are friendly and weak), rather they need weapons for attack countries located far away.
Jan
8
comment What is the historicity of the film “Revolution.com - USA: The Conquest of the East”?
@Felix Goldberg I think the message does not change much.
Jan
8
comment Was there a noble cause to Genghis Khan's campaign?
You missed to mention that the massacred envoys demanded surrender. That is why they were massacred. Nobody will massacre people who suggested a trade improvement.
Jan
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comment How significant was the US military role during the NATO campaign in Libya?
@Felix Goldberg A Russian version: youtube.com/watch?v=O3QxDgft148
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revised What is the historicity of the film “Revolution.com - USA: The Conquest of the East”?
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revised What is the historicity of the film “Revolution.com - USA: The Conquest of the East”?
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comment How significant was the US military role during the NATO campaign in Libya?
@Felix Goldberg watch a film "Revolution.com - USA: The Conquest of the East". They show the mechanics of how they do revolutions in Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and how they did so in Serbia and plan in Belarus. They even write a shedule for revolutions on the blackboard with the names of the countries.