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comment Does special perception of rhyme by humans indicate importance of poetry in prehistoric era?
This does not mean it was not used before. Modern humans exist for 200000 years.
Jul
14
comment Why did non-monarchic rule meet with so little success in ancient China?
Rome started as a kingdom.
Jun
30
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@T.E.D. One can claim it's obvious, others can claim it is not, what is the legal rule? In Russia and Ukraine all votings are accompanied with some people register candidates with the same names as the opposing candidates so to split votes. Yet since they all are registered the comission does not doubt who is voted for.
Jun
30
comment Why do minor political parties in the US receive so few votes?
@T.E.D. how then to know that people voted for this person rather than another person with the same name if u can just write in the name?
Jun
23
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
@sds usually cited number is 5-6 millon POWs killed. I never heard a claim that Germans took no more than 1 million, even from the most hard-line "apologists" :-)
Jun
23
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
@Vector with Russian POWs they did not follow the Geneva convention, under the pretext the USSR did not sign it. Jewish POWs from Russia got killed like any other Jews. Also they usually killed all Russian wounded, without taking them as POWs. I upvoted your first comment.
Jun
23
comment Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
There were about 5 million Soviet POWs killed, rather than 2-3, I'll suggest an edit, if u disagree, revert.
Jun
14
comment Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
@Felix Goldberg the question has wrong presumption, so it can only be answered by showing the presumption is wrong.
Jun
8
comment Why did Martin Luther hate the Jews?
@DVK actually there were different versions of Christianity who were often harchly persecuted.
Jun
8
comment Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
I think many in Russia would believe Russia is more democratic than the western countries currently because the leadership is more popular. Also many would argue that the USSR was more democratic than today's Russia.
Jun
8
comment Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
@ihtkwot in any case it is difficult to see how the effort of Peter the Great failed. The system he instituted lasted for 300 years only to be replaced with Communist ideology(also borrowed from the West) by Lenin. Current rulers in many respect are inspired by Peter the Great.
May
26
comment Could Hitler have won WW II if he were nicer to the Jews?
@jwenting dfinitely this is not true for the whole Ukraine, lol.
May
21
comment Were the living standards in Medieval Europe a lot worse than in the Muslim world?
How sitting in a stone building makes your life worse? And were they really always just sitting? Also consider that mast of peasants in Europe were living in wooden houses while most of muslims were living in clay/stone houses.
May
13
comment Three rings (wreaths?) symbol in XIX century Russia
Is there any indication that the symbol was used before Peter I?
May
13
comment Unemployed people in ancient Rome
Was not the ration in bread rather than grain?
May
4
comment What was the last landmass on Earth to be settled by human beings?
1. What do you mean under landmass? How big it should be? Are small islands counted? 2. Should it be an island, or may be peninsula, desert, steppe, plateu etc? 3. What do you mean under "exclude places like Antarctica"?
May
2
comment Is the claim that Hitler came to power democratically justified?
@Oldcat On the president election there were only Hindenburg and Hitler, those who did not want Hitler wanted for Hindenburg and still he appointed Hitler. Its it democracy if whatever you vote you get the same?
May
2
comment Is the claim that Hitler came to power democratically justified?
@Oldcat Hindenburg was president, there was no "coalition" with Hindenburg.
May
2
comment Is the claim that Hitler came to power democratically justified?
@Oldcat there was no coalition.
May
1
comment Macedonian phalanx vs. hoplites
hoplites also fought as a unit. This is a false argument.