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Oct
11
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
"It would instantly be known" - to whom? Electoral comission? Certainly. KGB? Possibly... and what exactly consequences? Open reprimation on the work for not participating is excluded. Or do u have any example?
Oct
11
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
@bytebuster "if there's only one" - there could be elections into different bodies. The supreme council, the republican council, the city council, and also the judges were elected. So you could strike all of them.
Oct
11
comment Has there ever been a successful “Anarchy”?
Voting to reopen
Oct
11
comment Has there ever been a successful “Anarchy”?
Anarchy is not necessarily non-organized and non-hierarchical. It is just a regime without a state. That is under anarchy you can have corporations, churches, communities, people's committees, even courts... but not what we call the state or the government. Arguably it is a flawed position somehow because in such circumstances those bodies become the state in all but the name. But what satisfies yor definition is what Marx called the prehistoric tribal formation. I.e. human society before the neolithic revolution and emergence of the state. This is also how some indigenious peoples live today.
Oct
11
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
@Sassa NF making you to participate in the demonstration is a direct duty of the trade union section of your enterprise. So they demand you to participate or they would reduce any trade union bonuses you otherwise would have. This is not connected to elections at all.
Oct
11
answered Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
Oct
11
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
@Sassa NF far smaller, that is like what? Definitely smaller things could be discussed but do u have any examples of people being reprimanded for not voting (unles the voting happened in presence of superiors like in army where they could directly see u avoiding voting)?
Oct
11
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
@Sassa NF this is totally unrealistic scenario. For a boss asking about not voting? Totally unrealistic. Note that if any monitoring of elections happened it would be secret.
Oct
11
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
"Soviet elections often had many candidates" - proof? Or cite at least one case where the number of candidates was greater than 1. "indeed many parties" - really? Which ones?
Oct
9
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
"I never claimed that a „low-class“ Soviet could successfully file a „donos“ against a „high-class“ Kommunist party member" - easily
Oct
9
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
You gave yourself an example and then you say it was impossible? (btw, why u think I was talking about elected deputies?)
Oct
8
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
reporting misbehavior is not voting. You could not remove a candidate by voting. You could make a compliant or report the misbehavior so to remove him but could not remove by voting
Oct
8
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
One could just do some things under good pretext for not voting. For instance, go to dacha. I think nobody would be prosecuted for going to countryside in a sunny day instead of voting.
Oct
8
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
"electing a „better“ kommunist would help him to lobby the interest of a town on the „republican“ level;" - how they would do so without any alternatives on the voting list? They of course could replace that or this official but not via voting of course.
Oct
8
comment Why did people in the USSR participate in elections?
Any examples for consequences for those who did not vote?
Oct
8
comment Did generals really fight in ancient China?
It was quite common in Europe for kings or generals to lead the troops to the fight.
Oct
8
comment Was Japan really part of the Axis?
"But again, I cannot imagine the Japanese fitting into the Aryan image if the Russians didn't... " - this is irrelevant because there was no substantial racial theory that would be official in Germany except "Jews are bad" and "Russians are natural slaves" because they are "Slavs" (the words coincide in German).
Oct
4
answered Are these Red Army uniforms authentic?
Oct
4
comment Are these Red Army uniforms authentic?
It is called side cap/flight cap, not forage cap in English.
Oct
3
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