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Nov
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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answered Did the blanket pardon from 'The Three Musketeers' exist in real life?
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revised When did the American War of 1812 actually end?
Clarify that the American war is meant rather than the Napoleon's invasion in Russia
Nov
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accepted Did the Nazis regard chemical warfare as inhumane and “Jewish”?
Nov
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comment Did the Nazis regard chemical warfare as inhumane and “Jewish”?
The first Mein Kampf quote is not related to the use of chemical weapons I think, rather than to genocide of Jews. The second simply describes a fact and alleges that the Socialists used it to make Germans to fear the war. Anyway, thanks.
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asked Did the Nazis regard chemical warfare as inhumane and “Jewish”?
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comment Did either of the World Wars involve South or Central America?
@DVK I am not so sure about Brasil, it even considered attacking Argentina with help of the US for its pro-Nazi policy.
Nov
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comment When and how did people begin to consider slavery immoral?
@Lev classically by Marx the difference is in that the slaves unlike the serfs cannot possess property. But when referring to the ancient world there are numerous examples of "slaves" possessing property and even becoming richer than their masters.
Nov
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comment When and how did people begin to consider slavery immoral?
@Luke as I said this depends on the definition of "slave". There were nations at the time which did not know private property at all - in this context the term "slave" as a kind of property meaningless. This does not mean that those nations had no captives, hostages and prisoners which could be forced to work.
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comment About the reasons for the US involvement in WW2 in Europe
@T.E.D. thanks, I will include this.
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