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Dec
7
answered How is Gaddafi viewed outside the West?
Dec
7
comment Were there bows employed by tribes living in the desert, and if so, what were they made of?
@DVK oasises usually have plenty of water and food. There is no difficulty to rise new trees.
Dec
7
comment Does US law permit spending taxpayers' money to support foreign political parties?
"as far as I understand, given for specific projects" - for example, making unrests and revolutions. Or (posssibly) for adopting certain legislation.
Dec
7
answered Were there bows employed by tribes living in the desert, and if so, what were they made of?
Dec
7
comment Does US law permit spending taxpayers' money to support foreign political parties?
@Felix Goldberg possibly it was designed so. I think they conduct propagandist activities among many influential parties abroad. Giving propagandist seminars is not the same as giving money directly though
Dec
6
comment How easy one could start an artel in USSR after WW2 1945-1956?
@Felix Goldberg, yes, for example, on the Russian Communist party site and elsewhere. google.ru/search?num=100&q=A.K.Trubitsyn+artel
Dec
6
comment Absolute rulers who voluntarily resigned their power
I wonder if it counts if somebode de-facto abandoned his position without doing it de-jure?
Dec
6
accepted What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
Dec
6
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
@Tom Au when Hitler joined, the party had no "socialist" in name.
Dec
6
comment Absolute rulers who voluntarily resigned their power
@DVK Lincoln was also elected for a term...
Dec
6
awarded  Fanatic
Dec
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revised Absolute rulers who voluntarily resigned their power
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Dec
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answered Absolute rulers who voluntarily resigned their power
Dec
5
asked Was the IMF complicit in destroying the Romanian economy?
Dec
5
comment Absolute rulers who voluntarily resigned their power
Possibly, Cincinnat and other Roman dictators before Sulla? Although I do not know to which extent their power was absolute.
Dec
4
comment What is known about the possibility of a “real King Arthur”?
The name could be Celtic, Latin or Greek. The name was common to Indo-European peoples, it is derived from Proto-Indo-European a̯rtcos "bear" which in turn derives from a̯retces "destruction" (i.e. bear was called "destructor"). This word is also the source for the region's name, "Arctica" "i.e., land of bears).
Dec
4
comment Why did the Western Roman Empire collapse but not the Eastern Roman Empire?
@Felix Goldberg I meant that the changes were evolutionary with no single abrupt change. What can be sait more or less significant changes though are the adoption of Christianity under Theodosius and adoption of Greek language as the official under Heracleus (beginning of the 7th century).
Dec
4
comment What was Finland's position in World War Two?
Previously Poland invaded Chechoslovakia and devided it in concert with Germany.
Dec
4
comment What was Finland's position in World War Two?
@Felix Goldberg in that case the USA and Sweden were also in alliance with Germany. Sweden supplied Germany with more armaments than any other country. I think the USSR did not ship armaments to Germany after 1939.
Dec
4
comment Why did the Western Roman Empire collapse but not the Eastern Roman Empire?
@Felix Goldberg possibly, but what does it change? Foederati were used along many centuries before and after 5th century. They were used even before Rome conquered Italy.