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Jan
28
comment Has a state ever “attacked” another one by printing fake money?
Yes, Greece tried it once (allegedly), but the plan backfired horribly. I remember reading about it in the newspaper, not sure I'll be able to find reliable sources, it was a while ago.
Jan
28
comment Number of humans that are killed by Alexander and Genghis Khan?
Tyre was destroyed, but Tyrian civilians were sold to slavery, not killed. Thebes is the only example (we know of) where the civilian population was slaughtered.
Jan
27
revised What was the original cause of the Camel War in Islamic history?
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Jan
25
reviewed Reviewed Number of humans that are killed by Alexander and Genghis Khan?
Jan
25
comment Number of humans that are killed by Alexander and Genghis Khan?
Also, Alexander typically sold civilians to slavery - different times, different customs, a comparison is pointless.
Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do functionalists explain the fact that Holocaust continued until the very end of the war?
Jan
23
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Jan
23
revised Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
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Jan
23
comment Ethnic Germans in Russian service in Poland
The Deportation and Destruction of the German Minority in the USSR - It mentions mass deportations of ethnic Germans from Poland, starting in 1915, two years after Brusilov left Warsaw for Kiev.
Jan
22
comment Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
Define "civilization" and "supreme essence".
Jan
22
revised Did the Romans “copy” their political system from the Greeks?
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Jan
22
comment Did the Romans “copy” their political system from the Greeks?
@FelixGoldberg Quintus Curtius Rufus, who's only surviving book is a biography of Alexander, is another example (and perhaps the more notable in respect to my earlier comment). For more: livius.org/aj-al/alexander/alexander_z1a.html
Jan
22
comment Did the Romans “copy” their political system from the Greeks?
@FelixGoldberg You didn't read that part of the answer very carefully: "and in it we find an assertion that the Roman Constitution was very similar to the Spartan one". Cicero makes the bold assertion that the Roman Constitution emulates the Spartan one, not Polybius. Polybius speaks of direct influences from the Spartans, but mostly in regards to the organization of the Roman army.
Jan
22
comment Did the Romans “copy” their political system from the Greeks?
@FelixGoldberg Just posted the final version of the answer.
Jan
22
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Jan
22
comment Did the Romans “copy” their political system from the Greeks?
@FelixGoldberg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutarch#Life_of_Alexander
Jan
22
comment Did the Romans “copy” their political system from the Greeks?
@FelixGoldberg I was just reading that ;) perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/…
Jan
22
comment Did the Romans “copy” their political system from the Greeks?
@AlainPannetier The common cautionary tale at the time was Alexander, several Roman writers used Alexander as an example on why Rome should prevent one man gathering too much power.
Jan
22
comment Did the Romans “copy” their political system from the Greeks?
@FelixGoldberg I can't find any reference to the senate being formed by Romulus, and even if he did, a kingdom's senate would be a lot different than a republic's senate. In any case, I'm in the process of expanding the answer, I was interrupted yesterday (network problems), will ping you when I manage to post the full answer.
Jan
21
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