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Dec
27
comment How many Russian people did Tsar Ivan IV (“the Terrible”) kill?
@spyder 1. I had not said that I believe in these numbers. I have said that these numbers are not contradictory. 2. Your numbers have a bit narrow span - I would say rather 5.5-9 mil. 3. Yes, most of specialists insist that the population of Russia during Ivan The Terrible years became about 1/5 smaller, simultaneously with huge increasing of the territory. They only can't decide what was the main reason of mass deaths - epidemies, killings and enslaving by Tartars, or killings by tsar. And this problem cannot be solved here.
Dec
26
comment What is the purpose of the bridge to the Russkiy island?
+1. I think that the reason was to have one more possibility to steal several billions of dollars.
Dec
26
comment Why did the USSR give Crimea to Ukraine?
@T.E.D. Absolutely true. I had very close friends in Ukraine in 86-91 years. They were members of the nationalistic movement in the western Ukraine - the centre of the Ukrainian nationalism. And having anti-SSSR views I said they should look for independence. And they argued, they didn't expected or even waited for any independence except some more cultural autonomy.
Dec
26
comment How many Russian people did Tsar Ivan IV (“the Terrible”) kill?
Novgorod was the nam not for the city only, but for the great area belonging to it. So, if the population of the city inside the city walls was only 40 th, there is no contradiction in these numbers. According to what I have read, he really killed majority of population there.
Dec
26
comment How many Russian people did Tsar Ivan IV (“the Terrible”) kill?
Veliki Novgorod (there is no vovgorod in Russia) and Novgorod without any title are two names of the same town. So, you have problems with your counting.
Dec
26
comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
@JimThio You have said: "You can count on human selfishness". It is true, but not always and everywhere. For example, when some bishop from Rome visited Constantinople in VIth Cent, he was astonished how every even "low class " person is interested in the problems of religion instead of their own. The common problems were their own problems. Even if we take the later periods, times of Adam Smith, for example, don't forget that as these liberal economists say, that free market works only under hard control of morals. That's the real crime of communists - they annihilated the morals.
Dec
26
comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
@JimThio OK, I am not about it.
Dec
25
comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
@JimThio No, it is correct only for the late stadiums of ethnic development. Very late ones. The ones before the death of the ethnicum.
Dec
21
answered Mayan calendar coinciding with winter solstice
Dec
19
comment How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
@coleopterist Sorry, I personally often edit links directly and like them to be written openly. It is my may-be-bad habbit
Dec
19
comment How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
@coleopterist the answer is edited.
Dec
19
revised How do Tamahagane, Damascus, and Toledo Steel compare?
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Dec
18
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Dec
18
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
@Anixx Here you have tried to raise simultaneously several questions. I think, that if you would ask them separately, it could be very interesting. Anyway, it is a pity, that the question was closed.
Dec
18
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
Genocide is a mass murder, done by any method with victims chosen according to their ethnic. So, it was a genocide. Letting people die under the African sun, without roof, water, food and medicines is a murder.
Dec
18
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
"South Africa is irrelevant, since there was no genocide" Sorry, you obviously have problems with logic. Irrelevant means that the target is independent on the argument. If you insist that there was no genocide, are trying to say that my argument is false. Not irrelevant. But if you haven't read about British camps for noncombatants in the South Africa at the end of the war in 1901 and later, it is solely your problem.
Dec
18
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
@FelixGoldberg "inner cities" are your own invention, I don't mention them. South Africa is relevenant as the first case of genocide in the XX century.
Dec
18
comment What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?
Cruelty & hartred are realised as a dictatorship on the politics level. I think, this is obvious.
Dec
18
answered Were non-pharaos under “no incest” marriage limitations in Ancient Egypt?
Dec
18
answered What was the reason of extreme anti-Communism in the first half of 20th century?