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Mar
23
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
22
comment How true is the statement “Soviet troops got into Berlin riding American trucks, walking in American boots and using American trains”?
-1 entirely for the bullshit 5th point. The USSR ended the war with much more troops than it had at any point. Also, how one can compare 1943 to 1945? And even in 1943 there was no threat of a collapse, the only such threat was in 1941.
Mar
22
comment How did Finland treat Jewish locals during WWII?
I already mentioned these facts in the question.
Mar
19
revised Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
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Mar
19
comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Imperial units from the US gradually replace metric units here in Russia. For example, in height measurement in aviation, in computer standards etc.
Mar
19
comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
@romkyns not only uses, but recently those imperial units were forced on Russia and CIS, who previously used meters.
Mar
19
comment Why does the United States keep using “old” date representations and imperial system, while being in the minority?
Also the majority of countries use 220V/50Hz means electricity while the US uses 110V/60 Hz and incompatible connectors.
Mar
19
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Mar
18
comment How did Finland treat Jewish locals during WWII?
@Andrew Grimm what's the difference?
Mar
17
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Mar
16
comment How did Finland treat Jewish locals during WWII?
Sorry, this is just wild, totally unbased guess
Mar
16
comment How did Finland treat Jewish locals during WWII?
I mean Soviet citizens.
Mar
16
comment How did Finland treat Jewish locals during WWII?
You mean possibly Finnish citizens. This does not answer the question.
Mar
15
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Mar
8
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Mar
4
comment Why did Britain and France not declare war against the Soviet Union when it invaded Poland in WW2?
@Felix Goldberg Britain would be in a very foolish situation if it declared war on the USSR in defense of Poland without Poland doing the same. The fact that Poland did not declare war indicates that they did not want the British doing the same all the more.
Mar
4
comment Were there in the USSR monasteries decorated with Soviet orders?
@Alex yet there were monasteries decorated with non-state orders. For example, the Korets monastery was decorated with Order of Saint Prince Vladimir of 1st degree in 1980, the order being instituted in 1957.
Feb
28
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Feb
27
comment What was the source of the idea of a republic?
@jwenting this varied, but the most of emperor's power came from the position of popular tribune, which allowed to veto any senate's ruling.
Feb
27
revised What was the source of the idea of a republic?
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