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Oct
19
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
He also defeated France and captured the French king and took an oath of allegence. But the king forgot about his words when released.
Oct
19
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
@T.E.D. As I already said the rift with France and England emerged after the election of Carolus V. Before that the kings were vassals of the emperor. Still Carolus V controlled Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy (whole), North Africa, wide areas in North America and Oceania. He had a really worldwide empire.
Oct
19
comment What is the purpose of the bridge to the Russkiy island?
@kubanczyk As I know skeptics do not answer such questions.
Oct
19
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
@Russell the western Europe was formally subjected to Holy Roman Emperor, who had the army. All the kings were considered vassals of the emperor. The breakup with France and England happened only when French (and English) kings failed to be elected to the position of emperor and Carolus V of Spain was elected intead. From that time on a rivalry between French kings and the house of Habsburg emerged as the kings claimed that the election of Carolus V was illegal.
Oct
19
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Oct
19
asked What is the purpose of the bridge to the Russkiy island?
Oct
18
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
@T.E.D. Rome posessed the most of civilized Europe. Of course this did not include the East European plain or the Scandinavia though. Regarding Napoleon, he just followed the example of Carolus V.
Oct
18
answered Why China was able to unify and not Europe
Oct
16
answered How widespread was astronomy in prehistoric times?
Oct
16
comment Did liberalism in the USA degenerate into something more totalitarian than liberal?
@T.E.D. well, in my country making entire medicine paid, optional and commercial would be considered a "liberal" idea.
Oct
13
comment Did liberalism in the USA degenerate into something more totalitarian than liberal?
You should take into account that the term "liberalism" has different meaning in the USA than elsewhere in the world. In the USA they call "liberals" the LEFT politicians and movements, unlike other countries where "liberal" usually means a right-wing politician. This is very confusing to anybody who is not accustomed with the US politics.
Oct
12
comment Where does the name of the country “Belarus” come from?
LOL I never heard of any Viking leader named Rus. Possibly you are confusing it with Rurik.
Oct
9
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
@Russell I understand that Hong Kong has limited space, but what about say Tokyo or Shanghai or Taipei?
Oct
9
comment How significant was the US military role during the NATO campaign in Libya?
@Joe, southern-mistral.cdaoa.fr/GB/… It was agreed upon November 2, 2010 to start 21 March 2011. Actual operation started two days earlier, on March 19. The planned maneuvers included bombing of an African state where a dictator holds power in enforcement of a fictional UN resolution 3003.
Oct
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why didn't Russia help Saddam Hussein as it is helping Syria now?
Oct
7
revised How significant was the US military role during the NATO campaign in Libya?
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Oct
7
comment How significant was the US military role during the NATO campaign in Libya?
@T.E.D. well indeed they had agreements with Kaddafi and Kaddafi wanted to be loyal to the US. Still the US overthrowed and killed him . Also note that the Libyan operation was planned beforehand under disguise of "maneuvers", and this is an established fact. It seems to me that the US wanted Kaddafi to be misguided to believe that they are his friends. I think this is quite similar to how the US behaved with Gorbachev. Note also that Saddam Hussein also was under belief that the US would support his operation in Kuwait.
Oct
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Oct
5
answered How significant was the US military role during the NATO campaign in Libya?
Oct
4
comment How easy one could start an artel in USSR after WW2 1945-1956?
@T.E.D. Similarly GDP can rise and fall with changed prices at the exchange.