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Did Serb nationalism play an outsized role in the breakup of Yugoslavia?

This depends on how you define "responsible" The immediate reason was that the Croats and Slovenes (and later all the other non-Serbian nationals) overwhelmingly wanted independence. Under those ...
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Are there historical wars in which both sides commited genocide on each other?

Taiping Rebellion In every area which they captured, the Taiping immediately exterminated the entire Manchu population. In the province of Hunan one Qing loyalist who observed the genocidal massacres ...
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What were the racial views of the Nazis towards the Greeks?

Hitler and the Nazis admired ancient Greeks, who they considered "Nordic" conquerors (thus justifying Nazi Germany co-opting classicism). Their modern descendants, however, not so much. Nazi ...
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Did Imperial Japan persecute Slavic people, as European fascists did?

No, they did not. Imperial Japan never subscribed to the racial ideology of the Nazis. Instead, like many in East Asia at the time, they adopted a somewhat self-deprecating racial attitude; as they ...
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What was the persecuted group that was formally banned from leaving France?

I think you are indeed thinking of the Huguenots. They were mostly in the south and the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (Edict of Fontainebleu 1685) specifically exiled Protestant (i.e., Huguenot) ...
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Why did the Nazis target Jehovah's Witnesses?

The overarching reason why the Nazis targeted Jehovah's Witnesses was because the Nazi's were trying to mobilize the German nation under a totalitarian one-party state, but the Witnesses refused to be ...
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Was Anti-Japaneseism a real political ideology?

Apparently 'yes', albeit a very tiny fringe position. The main thrust within this movement was indeed 'anti-' and directed within Japanese society on itself from a leftist perspective, but not as ...
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Was the town Jadovno near Gospić named after the concentration camp during World War 2, or was it the other way around?

The usual pattern is that a concentration camp was built a bit 'into the woods' and then named after the nearest town, village or geographical feature. (One exception may be "Arbeitsdorf", ...
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What did the Musa Dagh monument look like?

It looked like a relatively small shrine: (src: The Monument in Musa Dagh) According to one "Musa Dagh" site. Caveat: The picture is uncredited and lacks almost any context. How reliable the ...
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Has any war in recorded history ever resulted in the complete annihilation (civil and military) of an enemy - all of them killed with no survivors?

Many of the settlers in California during the Gold Rush were extremely hostile towards Indians and the California government adopted anti-Indian policies. In fact some people write about the "...
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Has there ever been a massacre or genocidal act via people thrown off a cliff?

Yes, in the Awa'uq Massacre, or Massacre of Refuge Rock. In this episode Russians under fur magnate Grigorii Shelikhov fired on Koniag Alutiiq people (per Wikipedia, those of the Qik’rtarmiut Sugpiat ...
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Has there ever a period in history when people were not killing each other?

Research on history and prehistory shows that there was no such period, contrary to some common myths about "golden age", and "peaceful primitive people". Moreover, they argue that the chances of ...
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Has there ever a period in history when people were not killing each other?

If you just mean wars, according to this graph from a University of Warwick study (by way of History Today), there was in fact a brief time in 1890 when there was only one war going on. If you are ...
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Why didn't the Khalkh Mongols support the Dzungars in their fight against China?

Although my sources seem to have disappeared: First, the Khalkhas were not a coherent group. There was a lot of internal strife. Allying yourself with one Khalkha khan equaled a declaration of war to ...
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What was the contemporary German public opinion on the Herero Genocide?

Q: What was the contemporary German public opinion on the Herero Genocide? However, the source cited in wikipedia does not provide any details of the public outrage. I would like to know what form did ...
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Has there ever been a massacre or genocidal act via people thrown off a cliff?

7-800 soldiers were forced or pushed off of a 1000 foot cliff in one of the unification battles of Hawai'i. Wikipedia article This was one of the last major battles of the campaign. The article ...
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Did Serb nationalism play an outsized role in the breakup of Yugoslavia?

TLDR: Prior to economic troubles provided by economic mismanagement courtesy of the IMF, most Yugoslavians were not nationalistic separatists; they wanted a unified Yugoslavia. After economic troubles,...
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Did the proto-Indo-Europeans displace or overlay the pre-existing European tribes?

Update - February 21, 2017: A new study ... Genetic data suggest that modern European ancestry represents a mosaic of ancestral contributions from multiple waves of prehistoric migration events. ...
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What was the contemporary German public opinion on the Herero Genocide?

It would be a matter of going through the newspaper archives of the time, these are not all online, unlike more contemporary archives. However, Isabel Virginia Hull, in the book Absolute Destruction: ...
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How did the Tutsis win the civil war in Rwanda after 70% of them had been killed?

Some historical and verifiable facts are needed here: Rwandan army was created by Belgians in 1959 just before Congo DRC became independant as the Belgian's Congolese army then called Force publique ...
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Did Serb nationalism play an outsized role in the breakup of Yugoslavia?

Restricting this answer to the objective, "What reforms the Milosevic introduce?" From the Britanica article: As Serbia’s party leader, Milošević demanded that the federal government ...
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Has any war in recorded history ever resulted in the complete annihilation (civil and military) of an enemy - all of them killed with no survivors?

The criteria set forth in the question are quite difficult to satisfy. If you go back far enough certain tribes would have been so small that any warlike confrontation would ensure that the group ...
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How significant was the literary loss due to WWII?

I have no factual elements to justify my answer, but I am pretty sure that an approach based on cultural events by that time is accurate. I mean: St Exupery was published in the USA before his exile, ...
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Has there ever been a massacre or genocidal act via people thrown off a cliff?

One biography of Cervantes (he was prisoner in N. Africa, ~ 1575-80) tells the following: In N. Africa (Algiers, I think) there were a high cliff from where slaves or unransomed prisoners were ...
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Did Imperial Japan persecute Slavic people, as European fascists did?

There were two reasons that the Japanese did not persecute Slavs. 1) Unlike Germany, the Japanese (islands) did not have any common borders with Slavic peoples, nor did they have to worry about ...
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Has any war in recorded history ever resulted in the complete annihilation (civil and military) of an enemy - all of them killed with no survivors?

53BC, Caesar launches a campaign of annihilation against the Eburones (De Bello Gallico book VI) in revenge for their part in destroying a Roman garrison. Regardless of the outcome, the stated intent ...
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