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For questions spanning a significant proportion of the 20th century. Questions focused on the latter decades should consider using the contemporary-history tag. Individual tags exist for specific decades.

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In the USSR, people convicted of treason were routinely stripped of their State decorations, even when they were honestly earned before the treason (e.g., Власов, Добробабин, Берия). The sentence also …
asked Jan 31 '14 by sds
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Victoria Cross 8 VC awards were forfeited for various crimes (theft, bigamy, desertion &c) until ... ... King George V said in 1920 that, no matter the crime committed by anyone on whom the VC …
answered Feb 3 '14 by sds
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Lviv: Austria-Hungary (until 1918) Western Ukrainian National Republic Poland (1918-1939) USSR (1939-1941) Reichskommissariat Ukraine (1941-1944) Poland (1944-1946) USSR (1946-1991) Ukraine (1991-no …
answered Mar 27 '14 by sds
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Legalese When a person commits a crime, they become a subject to a judicial prosecution, with a notable exception of executives and other high government officials, who have to be Impeached first. In …
answered Mar 9 '17 by sds
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Purges This is completely irrelevant. The people who deposed Khrushchev were just as complicit as him. They might have held lower positions during the purges, but they were high enough to participate …
answered Aug 19 '14 by sds
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In addition to the other excellent answer, let me note that the Axis fought two very different and separate wars which required little coordination. E.g., German raiders operating around Australia we …
answered Dec 10 '14 by sds
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Since history is commonly used to justify politics, it is extremely prone to ideological biases. You cannot trust even the primary sources - things written by the event participants. E.g., if you read …
answered Dec 23 '13 by sds
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Communism has always been buttressed by force. In Eastern Europe it was either actual Soviet troops (Germany-1953, Hungary-1956, Czechoslovakia-1968) or the imminent credible threat thereof (Poland-1 …
answered May 16 '17 by sds
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A greenhouse requires glass (or, these days, plastic). This is fairly expensive, especially 90 years ago, especially in Russia. They make sense when land is scarce and any measure to improve its prod …
answered Jul 26 '17 by sds
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Backstage I think you place far too much emphasis on ideology. The right/left dichotomy is fairly euro-centric. The differences between Nationalists/Chiang vs Communists/Mao were quite unlike the di …
answered May 9 '17 by sds
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This was kept a secret for the same reason that FDR "was careful never to be seen in [a wheelchair] in public. Great care was also taken to prevent his being portrayed by the press in a way which woul …
answered Jul 8 '14 by sds
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I suspect that you are overthinking it. Given that USSR exploited every sympathiser for its nefarious purposes (cf. Atomic spies, communists in the state department &c), and given that Hoover, as the …
answered Feb 7 '17 by sds
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Your question reminds me of the persistent Soviet/Russian folk legends that Isaak Newton and Abraham Lincoln were Jews ;-) There is no reason to think that Ezra Pound had any connection to Jews. He i …
answered Sep 6 '18 by sds
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tl;dr US aircraft pioneers argued over the Wright brothers' patents while the rest of the world quietly ignored the patents and "borrowed" the idea - and went on to making planes. Remember that 110 y …
answered Nov 1 '17 by sds
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I think this question presumes far to much determinism on the part of the "Great Purge" process. An anonymous report from a subordinate, or from someone who coveted something which belonged to the vi …
answered Jul 30 '13 by sds

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