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The Qing Dynasty were not truly "Han" so while I would not call them Samurai in the sense of a "way of being" to say they weren't militaristic would be an understatement. You would have to do your research on this matter to devise your own conclusions. The only thing I recall is that the "Manchu's" had a highly advanced form of communication that allowed ...


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Not a myth, a fact. For 1800 years in the Silla kingdom, aka Slusa, they pre-date samurai. By the examples I've seen in writings, their armor looks as if the samurai copied them. In fact, they have code of 5 rules of conduct governing them from Buddhist and historical archives.


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Gibraltar is much closer to home, and much more important to Britain than Hong Kong. Gibraltar is literally the gateway to the Mediterranean, all of southern Europe, and large parts of Africa and the Middle East. Hong Kong has nowhere a comparable level of strategic significance, at least to Britain, because it is halfway around the world. Gibraltar is also ...


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Gibraltar wasn't given to Spain but Hong Kong was returned to China because China made an ultimatum. Spain never made any ultimatum to the UK over Gibraltar because she is not really interested in it. The economic interests are more important than fighting for a tiny rock. In my opinion, I want Gibraltar back but I will never force Gibraltarians to be ...


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Im really surprise of how they are talking about British superiority over the spanish. Well, there are famous phrases made by the British that didn't say that. 1º Spanish at the sea, I want to see, at land Saint George protect us. 2º The Spanish has the best soldiers of the Christianity. Or including more modern phrases about Spanish. "Now we will see if ...


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American attitudes toward China were best expressed in the Open Door Policy. This policy was, in fact, aimed at "rolling back" some of the special privileges others were trying to "rent." American didn't want to "rent" parts of China because she didn't want other countries to "rent" (and thereby divide) China into 5-10 "special" regions. America was on its ...


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I think some of the answers here are wildly overblown. T.E.D. has the right basic idea, although ironically he only got one vote. If you are "anxious to fight" being on the opposite side of a river is the wrong place to be, because the enemy may take a long time before he crosses it. Also, if the enemy senses that you are eager to fight him, he may delay ...


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This French and British fleets were government-sponsored fleets containing official Navy ships. Their expeditions to China were conducted as part of official government policy with expansionist motives. The large majority of American ships involved in the China trade were private merchantmen, not Navy warships. The Americans had a few isolated warships in ...



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