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Sep
23
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
How number of court-materialed soldiers corresponds to totalitarity of state? I think it only corresponds to the magnitude of hostilities. -1
Sep
22
revised Army formation: veterans at the first line
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Sep
21
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Sep
21
answered Army formation: veterans at the first line
Sep
20
comment Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
Note also that the song is about a border guard, who protects the native land and who is a steppe man. This all has too many connotations with Russia to be overlooked.
Sep
20
comment Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
@Nikko it is a Russian patriotic song first of all.
Sep
20
comment Is the “Katyusha” scene from Deer Hunter historically accurate?
@Nikko but this is a patriotic song that looks weird in the context that the groom is going to Vietnam to fight against the USSR. If it was during WWII it would look more natural.
Sep
20
comment What was the origin of religious tolerance in Europe?
@RI Swamp Yankee There were plenty other philosopies as well, for example, stoics who did not recognize individual gods, but only the whole universe as a supreme being. The prosecution of heretics only started when Christianity became official.
Sep
20
comment What was the origin of religious tolerance in Europe?
@RI Swamp Yankee there were plenty atheists in ancient Rome. They called themselves epicureans. They were never prosecuted. One of the examples is the Roman poet Lucretius.
Sep
19
comment What was the origin of religious tolerance in Europe?
@RI Swamp Yankee, Roman Empire prosecuted Christians exactly for that reason that the Christians were intolerant to other religions. Still by Edict of Toleration of 311 fordham.edu/halsall/source/edict-milan.asp they were allowed to practice their religion as well. So your assumption that the first law for religious tolerance was by some Christians is completely wrong.
Sep
18
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Sep
18
answered What was the origin of religious tolerance in Europe?
Sep
18
comment What was the origin of religious tolerance in Europe?
What you mean is not humanism at any rate. One can call it tolerance or pluralism.
Sep
15
comment Why are military uniforms often flared or poofy above the knee?
@mgb does not "gay pants" mean "lively, cheerful pants" or the word is now mostly used in slang?
Sep
15
revised Iran: Zoroastrianism and Islam
better translation
Sep
12
comment What caused the Iranian 1979 revolution to become Islamic?
Turkey is sunni, Central Asia is sunni.
Sep
12
comment What caused the Iranian 1979 revolution to become Islamic?
In many Muslim countries the government opposes the radical islamism and clericalism, but still remains popular. Saddam Hussein, for example, and many others. Also, Ataturk in Turkey. Also consider Central Asia where all the governments are secular and oppose radical islam.
Sep
12
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
Nobility is not a class, it is estate.
Sep
11
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
@John you are confusing social estate with a class. The USA has no social estates, but it has classes.
Sep
8
comment Why did Britain and France not declare war against the Soviet Union when it invaded Poland in WW2?
Also the pact did not require the declaration of war on the USSR, it only required that Brittain provided all possible assistance to Poland, and it did so already.