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Stalin is the reason we don’t live under a flag with a swastika under it today. Perhaps you would not even be alive typing this if it weren’t for Stalin. The war industry of the USSR in this time is well understood. The USSR was not ready for a war with Germany, but they could be in a few years time. This is evidenced by the fact that the Nazis made it all the way to Moscow, Leningrad, and Stalingrad, before the growing war industry of the Soviet Union was able to catch up and supercede the Nazis’.

Without the M-R pact, Barbarossa would have begun much more to the east. Perhaps that would have given the Nazis the upper hand enough to have defeated the USSR. With hindsight, the M-R pact was strategically the right decision.

So do we call this Nazi collaboration? That would be narrow-sighted, because they took the correct strategy to beat the Nazis. In Finland’s case, they never had the goal of defeating the Nazis. Even after signing a peace with the USSR, they never turned on the Nazis like other eastern european countries did.

No, Finland’s goals were to take territory, and not just the territory they had lost, they wanted to annex all of Karelia we know. A Finish historian even, Lauri Hannikainen writes:

Finnish forces did not stop at the old border but occupied Eastern (Soviet) Karelia with a desire eventually to annex it. By that measure, Finland joined as Germany’s ally in its war of aggression against the Soviet Union in violation of international law. In their strong reliance on Germany, the Finnish leaders made some very questionable decisions without listening to warnings from Western States about possible negative consequences.

So the viewpoint you are espousing in this thread is historical revisionism even by western academic standards.


Of Nazi Germany, sure. Not of Finland.

What a pointless distinction. It’s not like they contributed to Operation Barbarossa or anything and that a number of those 25 million deaths came at the hands of Finish troops.

You say that like they were okay with it.

No, I say that like it is an objective fact.


The alternative was the Nazis getting 100% of Poland


Don’t blame Finland when it allied itself with a more powerful country.

I think I will blame Finland for fighting with the Nazis actually. Don’t tell me what to do.

It’s silly to act the victim when the Soviet Union picked a fight to begin with.

25 million people of the USSR died, that does sort of make them a victim. Taking a piece of Finland that was a part of Russia in 1917, like 20 years earlier, that is to this day recognized by Finland as Russian territory, this justifies that for you?


And that justifies it how exactly?


If one Ukrainian soldier equals ten, then with the 1 million forces that Ukraine has with billions of dollars of weapons from NATO, Russia would need 10 million troops on the front just to hold them back.

Instead we see Russia making steady advances with only ~150k troops committed. Use some sense before you share your thoughts.


In other words, “the Ukraine war will never end as long as I’m in charge” - Zelensky


The problem with itch.io charity bundles
I bought the Palestine charity bundle last year, and I only now realize that it includes Mini Metro and Luck be a Landlord. I have been wanting to play these games for a while, and I had them in my library the whole time not knowing it. I guess that's not a problem and more of a pleasant surprise. But it can be hard getting the most out of the bundles if you don't know what's worth playing. That's why I share the link to this page because that's how I found out I owned these two games, and hope someone else finds it useful.
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It’s more likely some feature of the way the data is collected. You can see there is a clear trend without the spike. If it was about Jan 6, that would mean 900,000 comments about Jan 6. I think it’s just a mistake.


Many reasons. Sometimes the water table is too high. Sometimes the ground isn’t actually colder because it is a material that retains a lot of heat. Digging is expensive. And of course, most people don’t want to live underground.


New technology is cool. But since it requires the bacteria to be fed with plant matter, this will compete with agriculture for food production if produced in scale.


I’ve seen it happen on someone else’s computer. Windows 11 just started downloading with no option to cancel and eventually installed itself. There was no way to stop it without disabling all windows updates.


cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/255960 > First they force everyone on a microshit account, then ban you from your own server for drinking a beer... > > GODDAMNIT EVERYTHING MICROSOFT TOUCHES TURNS TO SHIT.
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Ridiculous. If I own a copy of the game, then it is mine to use as I wish, including the multiplayer features. They can’t just disable a feature of something you paid for when you want to connect to a private server. They are getting a lot of backlash, so they will probably rethink this, but if not I will choose to never play this game again.


I never trusted the land back anti-colonialism movements that originated in the west. They will scree about land back for Tibet and ETIM long before they do anything for indigenous people in the US. I swear if this type of language existed during the height of the British empire, aristocrats would be talking about the need to decolonize Maratha. Land back for the Indian nations! It’s all just divide and conquer baby. Only a strong power can resist real imperialism, one that moralizing children will call authoritarian and imperialist.


New community !deepintopeertube for obscure videos
Lemmy version of r/deepintoyoutube on Reddit [!deepintopeertube@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/deepintopeertube)
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You will own nothing and you will be happy -Netflix




Seems like a piece the Ukrainian president would want to play. It would look pretty funny.


Yes until 8th grade. Self defense isn’t really the problem. I could defend myself physically just fine. That doesn’t resolve the social dynamics of bullying. Although I guess it doesn’t hurt to know.


If there are 4-5 different types of plug that people use, let’s say I need to charge my phone and want to borrow a charger from someone. I have to carry around 4-5 different adapters for whatever a willing person to help me might have. I don’t even have a single adapter because one is too much to carry around at all times. Thank God USB and power outlets are standard, otherwise I would need to have like 15 adapters at all times.


You can easily install a different OS on your computer. You can’t just start using a different type of charger for a device. Apples and oranges.


What is a Lemmy Buck Worth?
If it ever got to the point where someone exchanged real money for one, no matter how little, you could finally measure the exchange rate to real currency. There could be a major spike in the price in the future. I say INVEST. BUY BUY BUY
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Video showing wholesome moment between Donetsk father and daughter is falsely labeled as a Ukrainian soldier off to war
The video was originally posted by mayor of Gorlovka, Ivan Prikhodko on Feb 21 as DPR was evacuating children to Russia while Ukraine attacked. It was reposted and falsely captioned as "Ukrainian father saying goodbye to his daughter before he go to defend his country against the Russian invasion", with 15k likes and 3k retweets as of posting.
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Brigaders are coming from /pol/
I found the source of the brigaders. Links to thread if interested. ::: spoiler spoiler https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/357761310 https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/357755957 Archive https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/357755957/ https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/357761310/ :::
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I don't like that they are called toots in Mastodon
This might just be a me problem, but I don't like that they use the word toot in Mastodon. When they chose that word, they probably were going for the sound an elephant makes with its trunk, because a mastodon is similar to an elephant. But I have always been aware that toot is another word for flatulence. So personally it makes me cringe. You can imagine what it's like for me if you replace "toot" with "fart" on mastodon. Now everyone is talking about liking the best farts, sharing someone's fart, etc. I'm not suggesting they change it on my account, I just wanted to share and see if anyone else had the same problem. Edit: Apparently they already did change the name https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26882318 Edit 2: Oh wow, apparently it was hbomberguys idea 6 years ago. https://mastodon.social/@Hbomberguy/146524
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Statue of Unity in India
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(Meta) Rules updated, spam removed
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I have added some rules to the sidebar of this community. There weren't any rules before. Give me feedback on the new rules if you have any. Should any of them be removed or modified? Should any new rules be added? Let's discuss it. I considered adding a rule against memes and one against propaganda, but I have refrained from that for now. About past posts. I had decided to retroactively apply these new rules to some recent posts. Usually, I don't think that is fair, but in this case, I think it is necessary so that the last 10 posts of this community are not just leftypol meme spam, and people get a better idea of what kind of content belongs here. Otherwise, I am letting old rule-breaking content stay for posterity. I look forward to seeing more great pictures and more activity here.
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The mod creator says they've dedicated 2,000 hours over the last two years to make Runelite HD but was only recently messaged by Jagex. Runescape developer Jagex has put an end to Runelite HD, a fan-made HD mod of the popular open-source client for Old School Runescape, just as the project was about to launch last Monday. The 11th-hour move has some Runescape fans decrying Jagex's decision and saying they'll move to other MMOs. ...
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Just installed Lemmur
I got a new android phone today, so I can finally check this out. UI is great. Everything looks really impressive so far. I'm also making this post just to see how posting looked. I was going to complain about the lack of a preview button, but I see the toggle icon for it now. It's clever!
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Randomly found a stronghold while caving
I was doing some caving after 1.17 came out. How rare is it to just find one without an eye of ender? I was kind of surprised
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