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Aug
9
comment Chronology of Political Party Alignment with “Left” and “Right”
Agreed. It seems that the most controversies between the political parties in the US lay outside of left-right dimension. In other countries these issues (LGBT, abortions, capital punishment, women rights etc) would be considered non-political entirely because "political" usually means connected to left-right dispute. In Russia one can say "I decided to leave politics, I will struggle for gay rights now on" or "I decided to leave politics, I will fight for ban on abortions".
Aug
7
comment Chronology of Political Party Alignment with “Left” and “Right”
How much banning the death penalty can say about whether a party right or left? In Russia the left wing is usually in favor of death penalty while the liberals (i.e. the right-wing, pro-West parties) usually oppose it.
Aug
6
revised Was swastika really a popular symbol among Slavs and/or ancient Indo-Europeans?
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Aug
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comment Was swastika really a popular symbol among Slavs and/or ancient Indo-Europeans?
This does not answer my question.
Aug
5
asked Was swastika really a popular symbol among Slavs and/or ancient Indo-Europeans?
Aug
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revised Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
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Aug
3
answered Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
Aug
3
comment Has there ever been an attempted military takeover of a democracy in the western world?
What time period do you like answers for?
Jul
31
comment Does prohibition of polygamy always correlate well with democracy?
What is "true democracy" in your definition?
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why doesn't Russia maintain significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
Jul
23
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
It is the only sense where the notion of class has meaning.
Jul
23
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
This is the Marxist definition.
Jul
23
comment Why doesn't Russia maintain significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
Also note that opium production raised dramatically when the US set up their government there and there are multiple allegations that the income from opium trade is used to pay American companies.
Jul
23
comment Why doesn't Russia maintain significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
@DVK the US presence in Afghanistan is possibly aimed at Iran and Central Asia both of which are plenty of resources. The US has bases in Kyrgyzstan and other places which they justify by the need to support their forces in Afghanistan and so on. If there was no Afghanistan operation, the Kyrghis government and Russia would not allow to establish the Manas base.
Jul
23
comment Why doesn't Russia maintain significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
Well people, my sentence that the US conducts wars for resources is just a figure of speech, do not take it literally. I know that actually the US conducted wars for resources, markets and geopolitical presence. But the resources are possibly the most obvious reason in some wars.
Jul
22
comment Why doesn't Russia maintain significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
You are wrong. You should learn how the US and German companies grabbed the Kosovo industry, hastily privatized by the rebel government. Particularly, the copper industry.
Jul
22
comment Why doesn't Russia maintain significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
Russia did not annex South Ossetia, you are wrong. Actually Russia tryed to mirror the US behavior in Kosovo.
Jul
21
answered Why doesn't Russia maintain significant numbers of Aircraft carriers?
Jul
21
revised Where and how did the concept of “incorporation” originate?
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Jul
18
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
Europe also has good population density. India and Middle East also have places with greater population density than East Asia, but they have not such number of sscyscrapers.