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I'm a socialist (of the council-communist current promoted by the likes of Anton Luxemburg, Pannekoek and other Dutch German leftists, NOT state-socialism) with an avid interest in history and economics. I am currently studying computer science at the University of Central Florida and hope to graduate with my Bachelors degree by the end of the year.


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reviewed Close How accurate is the Historical evidence use in the book Non-Zero?
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comment How accurate is the Historical evidence use in the book Non-Zero?
At the time of this comment, it seems unclear to me as to what is being asked. If the question is simply asking for a comparison of the casualty rates between the Holocaust and the period of Prussian ascendance (and the formation of Germany) in the 19th century, then the question shouldn't include reference to the book at all. However, if the question is about specific comparisons between the two periods then those comparisons need to be listed in the question as not only is it confusing to those who haven't read the book, it is too broad without knowing what arguments being referred to are.
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reviewed Approve During 1790-1800, was it legal to pay workers using whiskey?
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comment How high was the morale of non-Soviet Warsaw Pact states' armies and governments in the '80s?
@SamuelRussell I think the question has been properly edited to reflect the user's intended desire while conforming to our guidelines. I removed the portion regarding whether Soviet military officials were considering a "first strike" on NATO on the grounds that it is, in my opinion, a largely independent question.
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revised How high was the morale of non-Soviet Warsaw Pact states' armies and governments in the '80s?
Edited question to remove speculative elements.
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reviewed Edit How high was the morale of non-Soviet Warsaw Pact states' armies and governments in the '80s?
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revised How high was the morale of non-Soviet Warsaw Pact states' armies and governments in the '80s?
Edited question to remove speculative elements.
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reviewed Leave Open How did the gold of the new world cause the Spanish Empire to collapse?
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reviewed Approve president tag wiki
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reviewed Approve taxes tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Leave Open What did Mesopotamian beehives look like?
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comment Did the pope try to suppress the number zero?
Welcome to the site James! The wikipedia article you cite is actually sourced from "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea", by Charles Seife. This link (yaleglobal.yale.edu/about/zero.jsp) confirms your point that Fibonacci introduced zero to Europe around 1202. Good work!
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reviewed Reviewed Did the pope try to suppress the number zero?
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reviewed Close What role did the Eastern Roman Empire play in the fall of the Western Roman Empire?
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comment What role did the Eastern Roman Empire play in the fall of the Western Roman Empire?
@Sally these types of "could it have happened" questions are very difficult to answer, particularly when dealing with many faceted structural issues such as the collapse of a state or an empire. In my opinion this question is far too broad, too speculative, and you would probably get better results asking more specific questions. You might want to consider formulating a more detailed question on the nature of the relationship between the Western and Eastern parts of the empire at the time.