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Is it fair to say that [new] Prussians were Germanized Balto-Slavs? ... Did something similar happen following the Teutonic conquest of Old Prussia, or was there a mass migration of German speakers there? No, only a small portion of Old Prussians (Prußen) formed a part of the 'new' Prussians (Preußen). It is estimated that by 1283 (end of the second revolt) ...


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It certainly wasn't unprecedented - plenty of defeated combatants kill themselves to avoid capture, rape, or humiliation. Examples: Emperor Chongzhen of the Ming Dynasty Word reached Beijing that Shun rebels were approaching the capital through Juyong Pass, and the Chongzhen Emperor held his last audience with his ministers on 23 April. Li Zicheng offered ...


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We are talking about 175-180 suicides of the Nazi leadership, from Hitler down to individual Reichstagsabgeordnete and high ranking Officers (from cursory reading: Significantly more suicides in the Waffen-SS than the Wehrmacht), some Mayors etc. There were probably thousands, maybe low ten thousands of people with similar rank and standing who did not ...


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There was one important difference between Nazi leaders and other defeated leaders that (probably) made many Nazi leaders commit suicide. That is the fact that they had committed "war crimes" against civilians, and realized that they would be charged with that. That was what was "unprecedented." Shortly before his execution at Nuremberg, ...


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East Germany did have some mandatory guidelines in the form of The 16 Principles of Urban Design (german article) There was no real nationwide plan, and it probably would have been of little use. Every city has its own local peculiarities, and each city had its own set of problems after the war. It would have been of little use to invest time and energy into ...


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