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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What do I need to know about Syria's history to understand the 2011-2012 uprising?
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accepted How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
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comment How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
Thank you Tom. That does exactly answer the question.
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accepted When did we discover air?
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comment When did we discover air?
I found the Wikipedia link to [Air (Classical Element)[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_%28classical_element%29] from your Empedocles link. That is about as close to an answer as I expect to come, so I'm accepting this answer. Thank you!
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comment When did we discover air?
Thank you. In fact, in English it is translated to 'air' but in Hebrew it is translated to 'wind'. If someone could read the original Byz then I would be interested in hearing their comments.
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asked When did we discover air?
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accepted What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
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comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
I see. Thanks.‏
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comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
Are you implying that the names Helena (Greece) and Turkey are offensive to one another?
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comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
That means that they do not recognise the ruling party's legitimacy and so accept no ruling by them as authoritative (culturally sensitive or not).
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comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
Not at all, both names derive from the same tribe from what I've understood. Neither are derogatory, but the local government feels that the Anglacized "Burma" is less preferable to the local pronunciation of "Myama" (hence, Myanmar: the 'r' is not pronounced like native English speakers expect).
Dec
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comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
Thank you, I was completely ignorant about that bit of Turkish and Greek history.
Dec
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comment What lands have been called by names chosen to disassociate those lands from its inhabitants
Thank you soliloquyy. It seems to me that the German intention was to Germanize the lands (make them seem German) rather than to disservice the Poles. Maybe a bit of both?
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comment How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
Thanks, TED. I had no idea!