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comment Were non German soldiers treated differently than German soldiers in the German army during the Great War?
What "great war" do you mean?
Aug
21
comment How did criminal law work in the Roman Empire?
"a slave owner could kill his slaves, or any non-Roman citizen" - source for Roman citizen being able to kill any non-citizen?
Aug
19
comment What was the first known war in history?
Wikipedia says: "Mahabharata as a conflict that arose from a dynastic succession struggle between two groups of cousins of an Indian kingdom called Kuru, the Kauravas and Pandavas, for the throne of Hastinapura." All the names and the city name here in Sanskrit, of Indo-European origin. So the war could not happen before Indo-Europeans invaded India. Indo-European unity is believed to exist till 3000 BC. So this war could not happen earlier, but at least some centuries later.
Aug
11
comment What did the technologies of von Braun and other members of the Third Reich contribute to America's lead in the race to moon against Russia?
I don't think it was too widespread for the Soviet propaganda to claim that the US went to the moon because of Nazi help. This is because they would not like much to empathize the might of Nazi science.
Aug
11
comment When were swords last used in European warfare?
@Schwern following your own link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Schoenfeld
Aug
11
comment When were swords last used in European warfare?
@Schwern there were a lot of cavalry units from all sides. How do u imagine use of cavalry without sabers?
Aug
5
comment What historical analyses are there to say whether or not the USSR really needed a second front (D-Day) in WWII?
It is usually asserted that after Stalingrad they would win anyway. The question of losses is another one. I even think they could even have less losses if they were not in big hurry during the Berlin operation (they wanted to take Berlin before the western allies would do).
Aug
5
comment What historical analyses are there to say whether or not the USSR really needed a second front (D-Day) in WWII?
What do you mean by "needed"? Definitely they would win anyway. But with greater losses but they would have more political influence after.
Aug
2
comment What did education look like in occupied countries during WW2?
This question is closed. And... Who is supposed not to know Russian here? The topic starter definitely does.
Aug
2
comment What did education look like in occupied countries during WW2?
@Felix Goldberg this article says they printed 37 kinds of school texbooks overall. almavest.ru/ru/favorite/2011/03/29/194
Aug
2
comment What did education look like in occupied countries during WW2?
This article says that immediately after occupation everybody should hand over all Soviet school textbooks: almavest.ru/ru/favorite/2011/03/29/194
Aug
1
comment What did education look like in occupied countries during WW2?
Definitely in Ukraine they printed new school textbooks that glorified Hitler.
Aug
1
comment Were some Yugoslav “nationalities” more pro-Axis/Allied than others during World War II
@Bregalad Poland was more allied with Hitler to invade Czechslovakia
Aug
1
comment Were some Yugoslav “nationalities” more pro-Axis/Allied than others during World War II
@Bregalad the USSR was never part of the Axis, it is anti-Soviet propaganda.
Aug
1
comment Why did Britain place naval mines in their own Channel in WW2?
When one puts mines there are usually passages which allow moving through them given a mine field map.
Aug
1
comment Did the USSR invite other astronauts of Apollo 11 besides Armstrong?
@DrZ214 it seems to me that a deist cannot be bible-believing because bible's authority is based on revelation and church doctrine. So deist cannot be a member of a church. May be it would be better to change the phasing from atheist to non-religious.
Aug
1
comment Did the USSR invite other astronauts of Apollo 11 besides Armstrong?
@DrZ214 Does "deist" mean non-religious?
Jul
29
comment Why did modern “Romania” remain the most “Roman” part of the Balkans?
In 617 the official language of Byzantine Empire became Greek. So how it can influence preservation of Latin? Also, you assertion the "perts of Greece" were included in the Empire is rediculous: the Byzantine Empire was exactly known as "Greece" at the time. In the Byzantine-controlled Italian areas there was a huge influence of Greek on local (Latin-derived) language. It included other areas of Eastern Europe as well. So, -1
Jul
24
comment What was the opportunity cost to bombing the rail lines to Auschwitz?
I think it was usually claimed by the critics that it would be better to bomb the gas chambers themselves rather than the railroad.
Jul
21
comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
In Slavic and Baltic languages it is: "raduga" (Russian, "joy-thing") "весёлка" (Russian dialectal, Ukrainian, "joy-thing"), linksmỹnė (Lithuanian, "joy-thing").