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Feb
24
comment Is Germany responsible for World War I?
-1 There was a lot of conflicting interests, yes. I don't see why you point out France especially amongst those interests. If those conflict of interests didn't exist, there would be no war, certainly. But they did exist. The question is not who were prepared to defend their interests with military force, the question is who were prepared to start a war. And that was Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Feb
24
comment Is Germany responsible for World War I?
@Rajib: No, you are incorrect. They didn't have colonies before 1884, but then they got colonies but not in Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_colonial_empire WWI was not an effect of Germany trying to expand in Europe. You are thinking of WWII.
Feb
24
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
I can't find anything about that being corrupt, and even if it would be, one case of corruption is not the type of deeply entrenched culture of corruption that is the topic of the question.
Feb
23
comment Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
Germany did not capitulate, they signed an armistice, and they were in fact in a very bad position as Germany internally was collapsing into civil war. Had the allies known this they would probably not have signed the armistice, but demanded full surrender. Which would have avoided the conspiracy theory, and may even have avoided WWII.
Feb
23
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@PieterGeerkens If you refer to Tweed et all, that's more than 80 years after the revolution, and can not reasonably be called "post revolution".
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@Guest: I Quote: "specifically point-source non-renewable resources like minerals and fuels". QED.
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@Guest So is air. But neither is a scarce natural resource and not worth a lot, so it doesn't cause corruption. I'm talking gold, diamonds, oil, etc.
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
This answer seems to confuse a concentration of power with corruption. But they are different things. The early US state was certainly not democratic by modern standards, but that does not mean that politicians take bribes. It seems to me that the US today is way more corrupt, since many politicians clearly are available for a price. (Which is different than politicians working in their own self-interest. Democracy is based on politicians working in their self-interest).
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@Guest The early US Economy did not rely mostly on exporting a natural resource such as gold, diamonds or oil.
Feb
22
comment Flag with dark border and light inner?
The size and proportions are all wrong.
Feb
22
comment Flag with dark border and light inner?
The three stripes signify the 3rd loan, the fourth had 4 stripes and the fifth a V. So this might be a generic "liberty loan" flag or something.
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@HermannIngjaldsson Yes, you are right. I reformulated.
Feb
22
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Feb
22
answered How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
Feb
20
comment Servitude to hereditary elite out of superstition
That the ruling hierarchy was appointed by God was one, in any case.
Feb
20
comment How accurate is Russell on liberalism versus fanaticism in war?
Well, how many wars have there been between liberal democratic states and fanatic states throughout history? WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the wars in the middle east, and Gulf wars? Any more?
Feb
19
comment Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
@FelixGoldberg Yeah, I suspected you wanted something specific, which is why I didn't make an answer, I don't know the details. I've heard the one about stone columns being copies, and other architectural details once being functional but becoming non-functional, but I don't have any direct examples.
Feb
18
comment Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
The answer is "Yes". There is loads of examples of this. But not everything are copies of course. A lot of architecture comes out of trying to break technical limitations. From the Pyramids to the Eiffel tower.
Feb
18
comment Napoleon Research Paper Structure
I like that they call them "research papers" in 8th grade. It sounds ridiculous, but it is not.
Feb
18
comment Was the take off of neural computing research in the 80's due to Japan?
This is not a programming question and would likely not be on topic on Stackoverflow.