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Did the US promise to save Romania from the Soviets?

There's nothing special about Romania here. There were anti-Communist insurgencies throughout the Communist-controlled portion of Europe. After losing millions of lives in the war against Nazi Germany,...
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Why did this anti-communist pamphlet, from the USA in the 1950s, include UNESCO among its targets?

You're talking about fringe political pamphlet here, so be careful generalizing from it. To paraphrase Tolstoy, all mainstream thinking may look alike, but fringe beliefs are all fringe in their own ...
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Why did Associate justice Black speak of a Pyrrhic victory?

He foresaw a day when the people suing in support of the law, or those who would follow them, would find themselves in legal trouble because something they said was deemed hate speech. By having it ...
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Why did Associate justice Black speak of a Pyrrhic victory?

You can find your answer by following up on the author, Hugo Black. The Wikipedia article on Black mentions that one of Blacks' views was that of staunch support for the first amendment: and his ...
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Why did the US Navy and Marine Corps use satanic symbolism in WW2?

Fully realizing that it is probably a major faux pas to return to a topic long years after answers, including my own, have been posted, but while looking for something else altogether I stumbled ...
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Why did the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal take a much longer route to the Des Plaines River?

The answer is there in the name: Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Notice "Sanitary" comes first -- the primary purpose of the canal was sanitation, and shipping was only secondary. As Chicago ...
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Were there universities that treated socioeconomic status as a major factor in college admissions?

Historically the top universities in the UK, Oxford and Cambridge, admitted an overwhelming majority of entrants from "public schools" - meaning in this case fee-paying private schools. ...
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Were there universities that treated socioeconomic status as a major factor in college admissions?

The workers movement, starting in the 19th century, always critizised the lack of oportunities for workers to get a higher education. When they gained enough following to stand on financial sound ...
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Were there universities that treated socioeconomic status as a major factor in college admissions?

East Germany founded a number of Arbeiter- und Bauern-Fakultäten ("colleges for workers and farmers") after WWII in order to make students from non-privileged backgrounds ready for ...
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