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Jan
25
answered What are the immediate legal effects of rendering a royal branch illegitimate?
Jan
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why did Britain not purchase Alaska when Russia had it up for sale?
Jan
24
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
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Jan
24
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
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Jan
24
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Jan
24
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
@ComeAndGo Yes, and they did wage a war against Finland DURING WWII. And it is that war and that occupation (had it succeeded) that the question is about. And even with your incorrect interpretation, you still do not answer the question. You answer the question "Why did they not start a war after WWII". That's not the question and never was the question.
Jan
24
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
"An attempt to occupy Norway would only mean engaging USSR so soon after the WWII in a messy and costly conflict that would damage its economy and foreign relations." "An attempt to occupy South Africa would only mean engaging USSR so soon after the WWII in a messy and costly conflict that would damage its economy and foreign relations." What does this answer have to do with Finland, really? The USSR made peace with Finland in 1944. Why do you think the question is about why USSR didn't start a war with Finland in 1946?
Jan
23
comment How much faster were the printing presses than hand writing?
@knut It should be noted that the Gutenberg Bible was designed to be illuminated exactly like hand copied books. So it's perfectly possible to make an accurate comparison. But I can't find any sources on how long it took to copy the text of one page.
Jan
23
comment Where in Basel was the first Zionist Congress held in 1897?
According to Wikipedia it was held at the Stadtcasino. Part of it (the closest building in the photograph) has been torn down and replaced. I don't know which part of the building the congress was in, but the room pictures in Wikipedia looks like the existing Musiksaal, so you might be able to visit it.
Jan
23
comment Looking for reference on claims that “the modern cocktail” was intended to mask the foul taste of Prohibition-era liquor?
In fact, cocktails seem to have started with Gin and Tonic, with Gin added to mask the taste of the quinine. :-)
Jan
22
comment Why did the Spanish take the island of Annobon in the Treaty of El Pardo in 1778?
But Bioko is the innermost island. So they ceded the innermost and outermost island, as I understand it.
Jan
22
revised How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
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Jan
22
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
@SLi Perhaps the Finland question should be a separate question, really.
Jan
22
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
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Jan
22
answered How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
Jan
21
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
@FelixGoldberg: And Finland was invaded during WWII, not in it's aftermath. The question is what was the intention with the invasion was. And I say that it likely the same as the Baltic states: Annexation. The difference was that the invasion of Finland failed. I really don't think the question in unclear anymore, so I don't understand what it is about this question that makes people so confused. Maybe we can push this to chat?
Jan
21
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
@FelixGoldberg Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania were all annexed as a result of WWII, first after the the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, and then again in 1944. Finland was also in the same pact assigned to the Soviet sphere of interest, which is why I assume the invasion of Finland had the same aim: Annexation.
Jan
20
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
As the main reason they invaded Finland is that Finland used to be Russian, so I'd guess they were going to annex it, like they did with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. But I have no reliable source for that.
Jan
20
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
Even with the best and most nicest interpretation, your answer is still about why they did not invade Finland in 1946-1948, while it claims to be about 1944, when they in fact were in the midst if a full-blown attempt to occupy Finland. The answer to the question "Why did they not occupy Finland in 1944" is "They tried to, but failed".
Jan
20
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
"Is something known about the Soviet post-occupation plan for Finland?" Post-occupation of what, exactly? This bit of the question is a bit unclear.