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Mar
20
comment Did Japan ever pay Russia war reparations after WW2? Why or why not?
@T.E.D. well as I know there was an agreement between the Communists and the Kuomintang that the both recognized that they defend China from the Japanese occupation and recognize that China is in state of war with Japan. While Kuiomintang represented the government, the Communists represented popular resistence.
Mar
18
comment Did Japan ever pay Russia war reparations after WW2? Why or why not?
@T.E.D. was not Communist party was just a political force that won the Chinese civil war, but who were not recognized as a legitimate government? The state was the same - China, but the government changed which was not recognized by some. It is a nonsence to say "yes, we will pay to Rooseveltist US, not to Trumanist US because we were at war with Roosevelt's government"
Mar
18
comment It wasn't thought that Jesus was Jewish until the Renaissance?
@DVK well at least it is an position of Russian Orthodox church. When the patriarch was asked whether Jesus was a Jew (evidently by a Russian neo-Pagan), he replied that God cannot have ethnicity. I think this increased the feelings among the neo-Pagans that the church just "tries to hide the unpleasant truth".
Mar
18
comment What happened to the S.A. (Sturmabteilung; “Stormtroopers”) after The Night of the Long Knives?
@Canageek they were not disbanded or adsorbed, they functioned as a civil defence organization.
Mar
18
comment What was Lenin's “New Economic Policy” and what complications did it have?
LOL. The first part is completely unintelligible. Is it a machine-translation?
Mar
16
revised What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
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Mar
16
answered What was the worst economic crisis of all times?
Mar
16
comment Why did native Americans and Europeans mix in South America but not in North America?
I heard this was due to the policy of Catholic church compared to Protestants.
Mar
15
asked Who were the Catholic popes before Francis I who used names not of Latin, Greek or Jewish origin?
Mar
15
comment Which cultures did *not* produce alcohol?
I heard the same about Yakuts and other indigenous peoples of Russian Far East and North.
Mar
15
comment Italian History from 1870-1913: Why did Italy have such a hard time becoming a Great Power like Germany
If the question still was open I would have a good answer. I downvoted the existing one.
Mar
13
comment What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
@RI Swamp Yankee there are special reconnaissance vehicles. Of course they can be attached to an infantry unit, but they are not what typical motorized infantry consists of. Motorized infantry are people+armored transporters.
Mar
13
comment What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
@RI Swamp Yankee you are wrong, motorized infantry is always deployed on foot when engaged. There is no purpose of keeping numbers of people inside transporters.
Mar
13
revised Were Russian recruits ever chained?
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Mar
12
revised Did Erwin König Exist?
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Mar
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Mar
11
comment Were Russian recruits ever chained?
@T.E.D. The inspection of 1710 discovered such facts. What is not clear here? The third "it" refers to such practice.
Mar
11
comment What corrections did the Catholic church make to the Copernicus work “De revolutionibus”?
Thanks, very interesting. It seems the essence of the theory was not actually removed. The first removed paragraph is political, the second correction states an evident fact, the third correction simply makes the language more scientific rather than religious, only the last change underlines it is just a hypothesis.
Mar
11
accepted What corrections did the Catholic church make to the Copernicus work “De revolutionibus”?
Mar
11
comment Were Russian recruits ever chained?
@T.E.D. yes. As I said these facts were discovered in the course of an inspection. Is not it clear from the answer?