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May
22
comment What was the most recent country to be conquered and dissapear
@Jørgen: interesting.
May
21
comment What was the most recent country to be conquered and dissapear
Crimea has declared its independence, March 11. So technically it can be considered an independent state "Republic of Crimea", existed for 10 days. That's not better or worse than the same separatist kind of "country" as "Republic of Chechnya". Unless there is a good formal ciriteria for what's a "country", in the original question this is all moot.
May
21
comment What was the most recent country to be conquered and dissapear
... and what do you count for "the most recent"? The initiation of the military action (like Queen Liliʻuokalani overthrow, 1893) or the complete de-jure inclusion (Hawaii Admission Act, 1959). That's 66 year long conquer action.
May
21
comment What was the most recent country to be conquered and dissapear
You probably need to clarify your definition of "country". Otherwise all those single-village "separatist movements" will compete to be the latest ones. Like "what was the most recent UN member nation to be conquered and cease to exist as a country". And what does "counquered and cease to exist as a country" exactly means? Would Kuwait annexation count? Yes, it has been detached back, but only after a while, and then, which former member of an empire has not been?
Jan
6
comment Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
Can the question be migrated to a better place?
Oct
3
comment Stalin cultivated a “Friend of the Children” image: Why? Did other communist/socialist leaders do the same?
Half of this site is "Propaganda" one way or another.
Jul
8
comment It wasn't thought that Jesus was Jewish until the Renaissance?
@Felix Goldberg askwhy.co.uk/christianity/0255Mandaeans.php
May
22
comment What form of home address did Romans use?
Those ones look suspiciously modern.
May
22
comment What form of home address did Romans use?
Pompeii are well covered by the google street view. It would be nice to have a link to the street address evidence and to the cave canem sign.
Mar
24
comment It wasn't thought that Jesus was Jewish until the Renaissance?
He could have been born Jewish, but wasn't he baptized to Mandaeism?
Oct
8
comment State budget spending of Roman Empire
on Roman economy, I mean, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_economy
Oct
8
comment State budget spending of Roman Empire
The wikipedia article on Roman empire has an estimate of GDP in sesterces and wheat equivalent, btw.
Sep
21
comment State budget spending of Roman Empire
I am okay with estimates in pounds of grain, liters of oil and ounces of gold.
Sep
7
comment A unitary state split into several smaller ones
Well I was looking for the formal reasons for a split other than ethnic or religious self determination. That makes Panama and Taiwan somewhat better answers than Kosovo, Cyprus and post-USSR smaller countries.
Sep
7
comment A unitary state split into several smaller ones
@ SevenSidedDie: Could you be more specific? What has been split into what parts and has it really been a unitary state?
May
30
comment Is there any country(former colony) in the world that obtained independence and then again tried to join its colonist ruler?
Oh yeah? Just read the sign on the passport control cabins in Moscow airports. For several years it said "Only for citizens of Union State of Russia and Belarus". So one practical purpose was the length of the queue. Today the sign is different though. It says "Only for citizens of TS". "TS" meaning "Tamozhenny Soyuz" that is "Customs Union" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…)