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comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
Okay but saying Russians would not want to settle there being a major problem is also wrong. Russians simply did not choose where to settle. They settled where the government decided to build plants, factories and place military units.
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comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
maybe only in regards of navy but it for instace had the only nuclear plant in the region.
15h
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
Okay, but most who migrated there were associated with industly, power production and navy rather than seeking a place for plasant life.
15h
comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
As it has been already mentioned in other answers, most of Russians moved to the Baltic republics after the resistence was already over, that is mostly after 1970.
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comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
In the USSR it was quite established that Lithuania was less anti-Russian than Latvia and Estonia, so -1
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comment Why was Lithuania not colonized by Soviet Union?
@Felix Goldberg I think in the USSR it was quite established that Lithuania was less anti-Russian than Latvia and Estonia, I do not know, why. My mother when on a vacation in Latvia with her friends (somewhere in 1970s I think) was assaulted by neo-nazis in a cafe, who cried "Heil Hitler!" and pursued them up to the hotel room, where they barricaded the door.
16h
comment How did ethnic Turkish people embrace Islam?
@SigueSigueBen and in sanskrit it meant a buddhist monk.
Jun
24
comment Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
You may be interested in this hypothesis: history.stackexchange.com/a/5658/466
Jun
24
comment Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
That the famine was "intentionally orchestrated" is not a scientific point of view. It is not considered by any professional historian. Hundres of letters between Stalin and Kosior and others show that the famine was a surprise and the cause was not known (because the harvest was good). Stalin questioned the subordinates.
Jun
24
comment Why did Stalin keep the famine of 1932 a secret?
@Bregalad if he wanted to kill Ukrainians, then why he demanded to take measures to combat hunger from Kosior and others in the letters?
Jun
2
comment What was the ratio of German to Soviet losses on eastern front during different stages of the war?
-1, 26 million figure includes civilians.
Jun
2
comment Which country traces its roots back to the oldest civilization?
Where are the Hittites and other Anatolians?
Jun
2
comment Did barracks exist in the middle ages?
"the concept of a standing army fell out of use by the Middle Ages" - this is not actually correct. There were plenty of states that could employ professional armies (Byzantine empire, HRE, Teutonic order, prince's druzhina in Russia, Spanish Empire and many others). Also in Italy mercenaries were common.
May
28
comment Are any civil wars — other than the American Civil War — commonly reenacted?
I think Russian civil war is commonly reenacted.
May
20
comment Why did wheat become the dominant food culture?
Have you counted raw dandelions or dried up and have you taken into account its roots?
May
17
comment Why have some territorial annexations been rejected by the international community?
I like this question, I want to answer.
May
9
comment Does any evidence exist that suggests Hitler’s primary reason for declaring war on America was an attempt to draw Japan into his war with Russia?
Arguably attacking the US fleet with submarines was not detrimental to the Germany's efforts in the USSR. Just the opposite: it helped to cut the supply lines.
May
5
comment How do historians decide who to refer to as 'the allies?'
Allies = (our) allies, the good guys. See here: english.stackexchange.com/questions/38326/…
May
5
comment Why didn't “Europe” support the Byzantine Empire against the Turks?
Venice was always against the Byzantines, It was them who lured the Crusaders to Constantinople. It seems you are confusing them with Genoa who indeed helped a bit.
May
4
comment Did early nineteenth century commoners know their royalty?
News about cardinals? Well, I am sure news about cardinals and bishops never were as important as those about the government even at the height of the Church influence in the Middle Ages. Unless said cardinals were also the ministers at the same time, like Mazarin or Richelieu.