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comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
@Peteris Point taken. Yes, this might very well have been the case.
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comment A conjecture about strongly regular graphs
@FedorPetrov Yes, let's exclude it.
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answered Do these matrices have any name?
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comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
Great answer but there is one thing which I think is wrong: did Castro ever get control of the Soviet missiles? I strongly doubt that. They were handled by Russian officers and responded to the Soviet chain of command.
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comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
Point is, your argument that Kh. was ousted because he failed at X, Y, and Z may be true or not (I think it's not, it was just a power struggle) but provision of housing was not something he failed at. He actually did very well on that front. To argue otherwise from today's real estate pices is rather misguided.
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comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
Now compare please the number of people who lived in Stalin houses with the number of people who lived in Khrushchev flat and you'll get the difference between housing for top servants of the regime and housing for the regular people.
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comment Did Nikita Krushchev's support of Stalin's purges play a part in his removal from office?
Is a Khruschev-era flat really cheaper than a room in a communal apartment with shared kitchen and bathtub? I somehow doubt that.
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comment What historical reasons did the Nazi's have to hate the Jews? How did they identify non-practicing Jews?
I think the emphasis on the USSR as another Jew-persecuting country is not correct for the relevant time frame (before WWII). There was rampant state antisemitism in the USSR (perhaps including a plan in 1953 for forced relocation to prison camps in Siberia - there is a lot of evidence for that but no smoking gun) HOWEVER, it mostly dates from after the war. Inter-war Poland would be a far better example for this.
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comment How do the kings and important figures in history get the titles?
Here is another example: history.stackexchange.com/questions/8867/…
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comment How do the kings and important figures in history get the titles?
I retagged - hope you agree.
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asked Full-rank factorization of the graph Laplacian
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comment Duration and critical groups order in sandpile models and chip firing games
@SamHopkins But the critical configurations are recurrent and stable, are they not?
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reviewed Leave Open Was Muhammed Ali Jinnah secular?
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reviewed Close Is Sumer considered by historians as a part of Western Civilization?
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