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revised Why was the movement for Austro-German unity less successful than that of Italian unity?
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asked What should be historically correct costume of Doctor Faust?
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answered Why was the movement for Austro-German unity less successful than that of Italian unity?
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comment Recognition of Palestine?
@T.E.D. Can you point to a source that the UN approved annexation of the West Bank? Regarding modern Jordan it is the US that made it explicit that Jordan and Egypt should not annex the territories. As US allies they follow the Washington line.
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answered Recognition of Palestine?
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comment What was the first spy agency?
Do you mean use of spies or establishing an agency? If the later, you should note that judicial persons were not invented before Romans.
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comment What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
@default locale Russians were the most numerous in the army, yet they were not the most loyal and the most cruel. They often rebelled like in the 1912 rebellion of the sappers in Turkestan. Many Russian soldiers were former workers or peasants/serfs. Serfdom by the way was also limited to Russians only while among the nobility the majority were Germans.
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comment What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
@default locale the question is why they usually supported the minorities against the majorities (with an exeption of the Jews). Often to the extent of inventing new "nations" out of nothing.
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comment What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
This explain why the most loyal to the Tasr units were usually composed of the inorodsy and of the Cossacks, such as the Savage division, which were frequently used to suppress Russian revolutionary workers in big cities. Another example is the voluntary monarchist "Inorodcheskaya" division composed during Russian civil war of Asians by baron von Ungern.
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comment What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
Is not relying on the majority usually a better tactic? Regarding Russian Empire, see the article "инородцы" ("aliens") in Brockhaus and Efron encyclopedy. It says that all non-Slavs considered "inorodsy" ("aliens") and that the inorodsy are devided into Jews and the others. The Jews have their rights restricted while the others enjoy some privileges compared to Russians (hunt rights, tax exempts, recruitment exempts and so on).
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comment What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
@default locale it does mean that certain ethnicities enjoyed privileged status compared to general population. For example, in Poland there were shops specially for Ukrainians where they could buy better things and food. I think existence of such shops could very much enrage the Poles who were the majority.
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answered What process have countries followed when creating constitutions?
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revised What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
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asked What was the basis for the Nazis to support various ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union and elsewhere over the majority populations?
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comment What was the ancient Jewish pantheon?
I suspect this can be just a newly-invented religion, similarly to how some Slavic groups invent Slavic paganism anew.
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asked What was the ancient Jewish pantheon?
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answered Who are the modern descendants of the Khazar people?
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comment When was the last cavalry charge?
Romanian cavalry img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/2712/83653351.157/0_8826c_4a6b1f61_L Italian cavalry: i.blog.fontanka.ru/photos/2012/04/…
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comment When was the last cavalry charge?
Lev Dovator was a legendary Soviet cavalry general en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Dovator There were numerous films and books eritern.com/books/3339-general-dovator.html about him.