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Spanish inquisición and wars of religion were complete successes
The wars of religion were a complete success in the sense that THEY STOPPED.

Shaa is referring to the political and societal development in Western Europe as a couple of centuries of "experiment" in a "bubble", language that evokes the idea not only that this is not representative, but more importantly that it's ephemeral. I.e. "normalcy", of which Russia then supposedly is representative, will reassert itself. And normalcy then is precisely things like wars of religion.

Enjoy that Russian future.
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What the Russians are doing is their own business, they need no liberal mother-in-law to tell them how their country must be ruled .
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What the Russians are doing is their own business, they need no liberal mother-in-law to tell them how their country must be ruled .
No one is stopping them, or making them do anything in particular.

The do seem to complain a lot about the world though.
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Why you guys are so excited? Again: the history of religion in Russia has been a history of state activity to limit sects and dissident groups in favor of official religions. In that way it was quite a success. Nothing particularly unique in the present regulations.
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No one has ever succeeded in persecuting a church into nonexistence
Theodosius I and the anti pagan laws... ring a bell?

Now whatever did happen to the Alter of Victory... Oh yeah. It's on a shoe.
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