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Oct
16
comment Why was there no solution found to Soviet famines and near-famines?
@Mark C. Wallace Tsarist Russia also suffered from a lot of deadly famines. It was not command-driven.
Oct
3
comment How does governance evolve?
Possible duplicate of history.stackexchange.com/questions/5668/…
Oct
3
comment When did the Romans finally acknowledge that they were living in an empire?
@user5001 I added this to the answer. Also look at this question: history.stackexchange.com/questions/1373/…
Oct
3
comment When did the Romans finally acknowledge that they were living in an empire?
@user5001 they definitely thought they were in republic after Heraclius as well. There was no contradiction between republic, empire and regnum at the time. Romans called their state "republic" even at the time of the Roman rexes. And the term "republica orbis" continued to be used for the whole Christian world in the Middle Ages.
Oct
3
comment When did the Romans finally acknowledge that they were living in an empire?
@user5001 Emperor certainly was not monarch before Heraclius, in modern terms it was "dictatorship". Also note that the predecessor of Heraclius, Phocas was desposed by the senate, which indicates that at least senators did not consider the state to be monarchy.
Sep
28
comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
I think it could be quite common feeling in several countries in the 1930s.
Sep
17
comment What prevented the Mongolian Empire from expanding into Europe?
You are wrong, it occupied about a half of Europe.
Sep
3
comment Is there any country(former colony) in the world that obtained independence and then again tried to join its colonist ruler?
What do u mean as "join its colonist ruler"? Do u mean only rejoining as a colony or to become a part of the metropoly's state or join some kind of union?
Sep
3
comment Does Patonce Cross symbol have any record of use in Hungary?
By the way, the symbol on the left-top looks like a Celtic Cross.
Aug
30
comment Was Alexander the Great Greek or Macedonian?
@called2voyage Macedonian is not a Hellenic language. It is as far from Greek as, say, Latin. At the time all Indo-European languages resembled each other much closely than they do today.
Aug
30
comment Was Alexander the Great Greek or Macedonian?
-1. Macedonian language is not a Greek dialect (although a related, Indo-European language), and Macedonians are not Hellenes by origin. Even though by the time of Alexander they already spoke common Greek, and Macedonian language went out of use.
Aug
29
comment Why didn't Russia/USSR invade Norway as it is doing it in Ukraine?
How is it connected with Norway?
Aug
26
comment What was the internal Soviet reaction to the moon landing?
You are wrong, they were very often mentioned in sci-pop literature. Regarding atheist propaganda, it worked as a "proof by independent party". Look, not only we, but also the Americans did not see angels there.
Aug
26
comment What was the internal Soviet reaction to the moon landing?
You failed tio mention that the landings to a large part were used to advance Soviet philisophical values as well. To support atheism, importance of labor and scientific progress, importance of peaceful space exploration and so on. My point is based not only on what Pravda wrote but also on a body post-factum publicistics sci-pop literature. I think this part was much greter than the efforts do downplay these events.
Aug
21
comment He's whiter than you Hitler
@jwenting what "German race theory" do you mean?
Aug
21
comment He's whiter than you Hitler
@jwenting the article discusses Nordicism (and white supremacism) which as I already mentioned, was not to any extent a Nazi theory or even in favor in Nazi Germany. It is indeed much more typical to North America. Nazi regime even much disapproved American white supremacists (like Ku-Klux-Klan).
Aug
21
comment How and Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?
Boris Yeltsin never was a leader of the USSR.
Aug
21
comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
@sds the appartments were built before Khrushchev as well. Yes, the technology changed alloweng building faster, but after KHrushchev the rate also increased, yet the quality improved.
Aug
18
comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
@Felix Goldberg now is this relevant to the question/answer?
Aug
18
comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
@Felix Goldberg flat of the same area and otherwise similar of Stalin's era would be much more expensive than of Khrushchev's. There is a term "сталинский дом" which imposes an increasing coefficient on realty.