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Apr
13
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
@Gangus, your first point is a very good one and I had not considered that. Your second point doesn't make much sense to me since the legal principles I'm referring to have a long historical tradition tracing back to Dutch theorist Hugo Grotius.
Apr
12
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
@Gangus the question asks if one country filed suit against another country in their courts. I don't know how that can be any more clear. I have already explained the relevant principles of international law that explain why the answer is no.
Apr
9
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
I guess my major hang up is this part of the question "Have there been any instances where the first country filed a suit in the courts of the other to make it abide by the treaty?" So, that is why I want to see one country suing another country in that court.
Apr
9
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
@Gangus, can you provide some sort of link as evidence? I'm having difficulty figuring out how that would look in a court system. The evidence doesn't have to be in English, I'll take the time to figure out how to translate it if need be.
Apr
8
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
Gangus, in your example the dispute is between Lockheed (a private company) and the French government.
Feb
23
comment Has a foreign power ever sought to compel another country to abide by international law by means of that country's internal judiciary?
I would love to see you provide an actual example in the form of "France v. United States" filed in US courts. Or something similar. Maritime salvage cases are the only thing I can think of close to this, and even there I believe they are filed in an international body.
Nov
26
comment Why did Thomas Hendricks win the majority of Horace Greeley's electoral votes in 1872?
This is a fascinating question, and one I don't think can be answered via internet research. Someone is going to need to head to a library and find an old book on the topic I'd guess.
Aug
24
comment What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
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Aug
24
comment What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
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Aug
19
comment Which religion was the first monotheistic one?
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Jul
25
comment Counterfactual reasoning and analogical reasoning
To add to what @Mike said, another problem is that historians do not always know the bounds of the problem domain they are working with because it is nearly impossible to nail down all the inputs to a historical situation.
Jul
25
comment Has anyone ever been punished for Project MK-ULTRA?
This answer is long on conjecture and short on facts.
Jul
22
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
@fdb very true, which is why I qualified the sentence to focus on ending Russian involvement in WWI.
Jun
25
comment A world in the moon?
This question seems slightly off. I think you need to anchor it more in historical belief maybe by rewording it.
Jun
20
comment Occupation of Iran in World War 2
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Jun
7
comment Why Russia didn't embrace Western culture and principles?
I believe the reference to Peter the Great that the OP was making was to Peter the Great's affinity for Enlightenment principles even if he did not fully put them into practice.
May
8
comment How did Nazi Germany finance itself during WW2?
You have not included quite a few steps necessary to support your position that money being a fiction allows Nazi Germany to finance themselves. I'm not saying you are right or wrong, but you need am much more fleshed out answer. Perhaps you could expand on the theoretical aspect of money (unit of account, store of value, medium of exchange), and how government control of the money supply would be important if you have to self-finance things as a government. Additionally, expand upon the monopoly on violence that a government wields.
Apr
10
comment How did the United States penal system evolve?
I think this could be an interesting question if you framed it more to focus on the historical issues at play, and if you chose either: 1) why the US has capital punishment, or 2) why the US has such a high prison population. The question in it's current form is not really workable.
Mar
31
comment During the Great Depression, roughly what proportion of Americans lived below the World Bank PPP $1.25/day poverty line?
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Mar
31
comment During the Great Depression, roughly what proportion of Americans lived below the World Bank PPP $1.25/day poverty line?
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