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    TIL thread

    for random social, political, geographical, historical facts you learned today

    I'll start with a short and probably false history of inter-war Estonia: the Estonian independence war was a clusterf*ck with too many sides to count, including but not limited to nationalists, communists, pro-Russians, pro-Germans, proto-Nazis, pro-"my land is my land"; eventually the remaining rebels, after slaying communists and proto-Nazis, ended up nationalizing most of the estates formerly owned by a handful of German noblemen, creating 70,000 new independent smallholders.

    It went pretty well in terms of economic output, though the newly enfranchised farmers installed a strongman to defend their interests and preventing further expansion of this franchise. Since decommunization, the heirs of the families then ennobled have been highly encouraged to take their land "back".
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    I feel like this should be moved to OT so I can include the random sport I discovered today.

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    Himmler's daughter is a practising nazi

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    big fan of this stalin quote I read the other day:

    Stalin, who was also seeking to undermine Beria, was thrilled by the detailed records kept by Sarkisov, demanding: "Send me everything this asshole writes down!"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavrentiy_Beria

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    the Welsh call Westminster and the UK parliament "St Stephen's Palace"

    Westminster Government / Llywodraeth San Steffan ? Cyngor Cymuned Ysceifiog Community Council

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    big fan of this stalin quote I read the other day
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