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comment What would be the GDP of the Roman Empire?
There is a series of strong scholarly arguments that this question is unanswerable due to the anachronism of GDP as a theoretical concept.
17h
comment How can I find the most complete list of the names of Kaytn Massacre victims?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a blatantly off-topic source request.
2d
comment Could a ruler demand a homage from an independent prince?
Absolute monarchy is a little later than the example.
2d
comment Was there any mention in historical articles regarding Joan of Arc's physical appearance?
Because books and websites can be lost you need to explain their contents
Jul
23
comment Did Radio Free Europe say that the Allies would come to the rescue during the Hungarian Revolution?
The work cited is based off RFE archives including full tape archives of what RFE actually broadcast in its Hungarian programming. Archives trump myth. An excellent question would be what role did the myth of RFE offers of support to Hungary play for Hungarians before and after 1989 and for anti-Soviet groups in the west.
Jul
23
comment How common is “decades ahead of his time” in real history?
Better suited to the history of science stack exchange, no?
Jul
23
comment Why didn't Stalin use force to bring Tito into line?
The planning was to use the fraternal states militaries in echelonment to protect Soviet forces. Hungary 1956 was fairly costly for the Soviet Union, and that was without the Honved being centrally controlled to resist or in general resisting. Yugoslavia would have made Korea look nice, thus the plan to bleed the fraternal states first. Korea, of course, being the other point: that Stalin authorised Korea instead of Yugoslavia.
Jul
13
comment Why did the the East-Pakistanis oppose Urdu as their national language while Indians accepted Hindi as theirs?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
Jul
11
comment Orthodox traveller in Catholic lands
Options for what? Where? When?
Jul
10
comment Was George Wallace's American Independent party (1968) “the same party” as Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat party (1948)?
The modified question seems to be more political history than political theory now.
Jul
10
comment Was George Wallace's American Independent party (1968) “the same party” as Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat party (1948)?
Last time I checked political science and history were separate disciplines, and political history doesn't attempt the kind of theorising you're demanding of it. There's a perfectly good politics stackexchange by the way.
Jul
9
comment Was George Wallace's American Independent party (1968) “the same party” as Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat party (1948)?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a question going to political science theory.
Jul
9
comment When did the Commonwealth of England start being considered a Republic?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it should have been migrated to politics. It is about political theory, not history.
Jul
6
comment Why did monarchy become common practice after the fall of Rome?
Too broad for history. Political science theory question. Try migrating to politics.
Jul
5
comment How and why did trade unions in America become influenced by organised crime, but unions in Britain didn't?
> I believe what I've said about unions in Britain also applies to unions elsewhere in western Europe and probably other advanced economies such as Japan, but I don't know for sure.
Jul
5
comment How and why did trade unions in America become influenced by organised crime, but unions in Britain didn't?
False premise. ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costigan_Commission )
Jun
23
comment Why was there no solution found to Soviet famines and near-famines?
@FelixGoldberg I actually don't think I was criticising your answer, which on a more mature reflection I've changed my vote on. I'm glad you enjoyed Nove/Millar. Reading Conquest-era scholarship recently I came across the commutation of taxes on the peasantry in 1917-1921, which was exactly the social surplus that the resolution of the scissors crisis required, and exactly the right to leisure and self-control that the peasantry had won in 17-21 ( marxists.org/archive/strauss ) Strauss makes the good and obvious points about MTS as a failed repressive structure.
Jun
3
comment The value of spice trade during the age of exploration
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because before a unified world system and productive capitalism questions about "relative worth" in today's terms are meaningless. Wage-price series don't exist before generalised wage labour, GDP has no meaning when "production" doesn't exist, prices relative to useful things ("gold") are meaningless because of the changing social use of gold and money.
May
27
comment What was the first broadcast television programme?
The most correct answer may hinge on theoretical definitions of "broadcast" and "television programme"
May
27
comment What was the political consciousness of a 15th century English peasant?
That'd be 16th century wouldn't it?