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Nov
16
asked Chart of total gold in possession of humans
Nov
15
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
I think each country has sanitary norms on minimal distance between buildings allowed.
Nov
14
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
so your point is that Europe has no population density problems?
Nov
14
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
my point is that the skyscrapers hardly can harm the skyline more that the typical living blocks. There are also many places where there no height regulations, still there are no skyscrapers either.
Nov
14
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
There are MANY boroughs and cities with typical buildings built in series in Europe. Look at my comment above. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1e/… nemiga.info/biblioteka/sever-8.jpg
Nov
14
comment Why are there so many depictions of pre-Christian gods built in Medieval and Renaissance Rome?
@Yannis Rizos the question asks about middle ages and renaissance, so what's the problem?
Nov
14
comment Why are there so many depictions of pre-Christian gods built in Medieval and Renaissance Rome?
@Yannis Rizos it is typical for Soviet and post-Soviet school. They usually assume Middle Ages to cover the time span of Feudalism and to end with the rise of Capitalism which is symbolized by the French revolution.
Nov
14
comment Why are there so many depictions of pre-Christian gods built in Medieval and Renaissance Rome?
@Yannis Rizos this depends on the definition of middle ages. Here it is traditionally defined as a time period up to French revolution (i.e., the Modern)
Nov
13
comment When did the Roman forum fall into disuse?
I think you grossly underestimate the population of Rome. At a time it was home to over a million people.
Nov
12
comment When was the last time (if ever) an elector was faithless in US presidential elections?
@T.E.D. interesting. In Russia inauguration is not that important. It is just a rite, but the president usually already has his office certificate at the time, entry in the Employment Record Book (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employment_Record_Book) and receives wage.
Nov
12
comment When was the last time (if ever) an elector was faithless in US presidential elections?
Interesting, can a dead guy be elected a president? If so, will it be the vice-president candidate to occupy the office?
Nov
12
revised What was the source of the idea of a republic?
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Nov
12
revised What was the source of the idea of a republic?
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Nov
11
revised How did the monks whose job was to copy books react to Gutenberg's printing press?
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Nov
11
answered What was the source of the idea of a republic?
Nov
11
comment What was the source of the idea of a republic?
@Nemanja Trifunovic I think your deleted answer is correct and the comments are ingnorant. Actially Athens were a republic (in modern meaning). And the Romans evidently modeled their state after Greek ones.
Nov
11
comment What was the source of the idea of a republic?
It is a mistake to consider Roman state after the revolution a form of government sufficiently different from the previous regime. In fact Roman state under rex also was called "res publica".
Nov
11
comment What was the source of the idea of a republic?
@Luke lol, do you know that in Greek there is not word "republic"? Greeks call all republican governments "demokratia". Anyway the ancient Greeks had very broad kinds of government ranging from olagarchic republic to direct democracy. The Romans with no doubt borrowed the idea from Greeks.
Nov
9
comment Did the blanket pardon from 'The Three Musketeers' exist in real life?
In short it is just an accompanying letter addressed to those to whom his authority is important.
Nov
9
comment Did the blanket pardon from 'The Three Musketeers' exist in real life?
@Luke there is no need for sources to assert that Cardinal (as any other man) could write such paper. The signature of the cardinal could help the bearer receive assistance from the cardinal's subordinates and friends. This does not give any legal right though because Cardinal was not a sovereign and could not give exemptions from the law.