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Apr
24
comment Why did the Swabian Hohenzollern princes give away their power to the Prussian king in 1850?
No, wikipedia says enough (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen):Its ruler, Charles, was deposed in the revolutions of 1848. His son, Karl Anton, succeeded him, and turned to Prussia for aid. Prussian troops arrived in August 1849, and in a treaty signed in December Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was annexed by Prussia, effective in March 1850.... The question is the example of "use google!" questions.
Apr
17
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Mar
23
comment Why did Bierut threaten to murder families of those who did not join him?
@FelixGoldberg 1. Active opposition simply was in war with Soviet. 2. These, who agreed to work for bolsheviks, got food. 3. These, who didn't work for bolsheviks didn't got food. 4. These, whose help was needed were forced to help. Officers and farmers. for officers there was the system of hostages, and for farmers the system of requisition, inherited from the former regimes. (that system was introduced in all continental Europe during the Great War AFAIK). 5. SRs and maximalists were allies and participated. Later they were annihilated or became bolsheviks.
Mar
23
comment Why did Bierut threaten to murder families of those who did not join him?
@FelixGoldberg Soviets were different. Immediately after 10/1917 revolution the enemies were shot or let go for a parole. The bolsheviks (plus left SRs and maximalists) thought that the victory of the revolution is inevitable and they needn't be cruel. After the civil war began everything was different. The target group of the oppression I told about was not some group, but the whole city population. You can't put 20 millions into prison. And the camps system didn't exist yet. And we are not talking about active opposition - they were on the other side of the civil war.
Mar
22
comment Where did Metternich say the Balkans began?
Metternich wanted to have a balance? I thought that was an English aim. Only the distant standalone player wants others to be in balance, and Austria as a direct participant in everything, needed to prevail. But your main thought, that the exact aims changed, I do like. Yes, speaking of his changing targets, we should name dates. And that is what your post absolutely lack, what makes it less useful.
Mar
22
comment Why did Bierut threaten to murder families of those who did not join him?
@Alex there are two references in the text. Google is enough.
Mar
22
comment Why did Bierut threaten to murder families of those who did not join him?
For what? All food was distributed by the state. The state was mastered by communists. Any trade was forbidden. What fact of these need reference for you?
Mar
22
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Mar
22
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Mar
22
comment Why did Bierut threaten to murder families of those who did not join him?
@MarkC.Wallace That reason works against sheep only. These ones were not sheep. Why they joined the party instead of struggle against him? 3 years ago they all struggled against Nazism.
Mar
22
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Mar
22
comment Where did Metternich say the Balkans began?
According to your explanation in the comment, Metternich should be the best friend of Russia? For Russian in XIX Cent tried to move in the direction of Balkans and had no interests in Germany. But as far as I remember, he was a direct enemy of Russia.
Mar
22
comment Where did Metternich say the Balkans began?
Dear Tom, I only wanted to point at some places that could cause misunderstanding. Austria could not stay WITH Austria. You have corrected the preposition, I understand now this sentence, thank you. I still do not understand the use of the word divest. According to the dicts, it has the same grammar use as deprive OF .... "Of ..." is necessary. As a result, I still do not understand the corresponding sentence, sorry.
Mar
21
comment Where did Metternich say the Balkans began?
divest OF what?
Mar
21
comment Where did Metternich say the Balkans began?
Austria with ... Britain, Russia, Prussia, and Austria??? And France, probably?
Mar
20
comment Before iron was common, what did common people use for door hinges?
@MarkC.Wallace if you have no iron, you have no nails. How will you attach the leather strip to the door and to the frame so that the door won't fall off, without nails? I am afraid, the leather worked in the times, where the iron was common, but the steel hinges - not.
Mar
16
comment Before iron was common, what did common people use for door hinges?
I have only heard about them and never saw them myself. I suppose that mount could be used in the wooden architecture of the Russian North, Kizhi and around it. Maybe, somebody was there? ... A very interesting question it is. This is the real history - not wars and kings.
Mar
15
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Mar
15
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Feb
24
comment Why did Napoleon march to Moscow instead of Saint Petersburg?
No, it is the number of all forces, French and allies, that entered the Russian Empire. And I never said they all went for Moscow. It was the questioner who said they all should go in one place (ST-P) and asked why Napoleon didn't order that.