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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?
let us continue this discussion in chat
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.
Jan
20
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
But that claim is completely false. They were interested, and they tried over several years to occupy Finland, including in 1944, but they failed. The question is perhaps somewhat problematic as well, but mostly in as much as it's unclear when it comes to the specific question about Finland.
Jan
20
comment Why were the Merovingians so reviled?
Well, yes,you are right, dictionary lookups actually yield "nonsense" as a synonym for "hogwash" and that's not true. That blog post incorrect on many levels. But it's perfectly understandable, and hence not really "nonsense". So I withdraw the previous statement, the article isn't hogwash.
Jan
20
comment How did the Soviets decide what to annex in WW2?
The USSR invaded Finland and essentially lost that war. When they took up hostilities again in the continuation war they didn't do very well either. Although they mounted a counter offensive, their progress ground to a standstill in July 1944. They then signed an armistice with Finland, who effectively meant that Finland switches sides and joined the Allies. As such, this answer is quite strange. You might as well ask why the USSR didn't occupy Norway or even France.
Jan
20
answered What was the summer uniform of the streltsy?
Jan
20
comment Why were the Merovingians so reviled?
@TomAu That's more a reflection of Polish/Russian rule than of Feudalism. And that article is just a bunch of hogwash.
Jan
16
comment African Clicking Language
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about history.
Jan
16
revised Why don't people without access to clean water drink beer anymore?
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Jan
14
reviewed Excellent What is the significance of roof charms outside of the Forbidden City?