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This answers assumes that Belzova occupies the territory known as Novorossiya. The question wants it somewhere in the north-western horn of the Black Sea, but on one hand there isn't all that much space there, and on the other hand changing both history and geography is too much. Long story short, Belzova remained independent because it was never part of the ...


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I'd play whack-a-mole. Go back and prevent the known origination of an idea, but while you are there, figure out what inspired it, and then try to stop THAT. Although many inventions are the result of accumulating knowledge passing some tipping point, not all of them are. Einstein invented Relativity out of whole cloth. Perhaps he would not have, if he'd ...


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You can justify many different systems. The per capita GDP means they have a decent "pie" to share out. That means they can afford to have some "inaccuracies" in the rules -- people getting welfare who might possibly find a job. But that's also psychology. Taxpayers resent it if they perceive some to be freeloaders, even if the ...


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With the qualification given by the OP in the comment, I believe not. The Volksempfänger VE301 was 76 Reichsmark, and it contained three vacuum tubes. This gives a price of roughly 25 RM per installed tube. Assuming a similar price per installed tube, the OP could afford perhaps 400 tubes and supporting hardware. ENIAC had 18,000 tubes. This leads me to ...


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An informal analysis says probably yes but it would be as expensive as the Z3 or ENIAC and it would not be particularly fast. Going by the description and walkthrough of DES here, the bulk of the operations are permutations and XOR. From the hardware perspective, static permutation is just a matter of wiring and XOR can be implemented using relays as shown ...


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Domesticating the pterosaur implies domesticating the moa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moa Before the arrival of human settlers, the moa's only predator was the massive Haast's eagle... Polynesians arrived sometime before 1300, and all moa genera were soon driven to extinction by hunting and, to a lesser extent, by habitat reduction due to forest ...


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