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I'm currently studying Aikido and Taiji. I'm informally studying jo and bokken.


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comment Was the secession of the Confederate states illegal?
Do you have a source for the notion "they then decided to write the US Constitution"? That is contrary to most histories I've read.
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comment Why sabres replaced swords after middle age
What research have you done?
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reviewed Close Is the Scot referendum the biggest one of its type in modern history? And other questions
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reviewed Looks OK How many people died directly or indirectly because of colonialism? British in particular
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revised How many people died directly or indirectly because of colonialism? British in particular
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comment What a sheepfold used for?
Ahh - then I would respectfully suggest that those questions are not historical in nature, but agricultural. Based on my limited knowledge, there are multiple reasons to confine livestock (quarantine, feeding, breeding, shearing, killing, etc.); generally any task that is easier if you don't have to start by catching the livestock. I suspect the uses of a sheepfold are manifold.
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comment How many people died directly or indirectly because of colonialism? British in particular
+1 for pointing out that the question presumes an answer!
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comment How many people died directly or indirectly because of colonialism? British in particular
With respect to the last section of your comment, Colonialism wasn't a crime. There were horrific, inexcusable actions, but who would have tried King Leopold II or Bulwer-Lytton? Their actions were despicable, but not illegal.
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comment How many people died directly or indirectly because of colonialism? British in particular
This question is far too broad. Estimates correlate with political opinion; as far as I can tell the left believes that colonialism has killed more people than there are stars in the sky. College professors double that number, and college professors who have published a paper with 'development' in the title multiply that number by the number of people between them and tenure.
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answered Framers and Criminal Voting Rights
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comment What a sheepfold used for?
This is a trivial question. Answer found in wikipedia
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revised How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
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revised Anthropophagy perpetrated by crusaders?
Quote is now in question so that people don't have to read the comments.
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reviewed Reviewed What is the age of Machu Picchu principal temple?
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reviewed Reviewed How many Britons lived in India during the British Raj (1858 - 1947)?
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reviewed Reviewed Did any relevant Mexican authority ever acknowledge the secession of Texas before the start of the Mexican-American War?
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reviewed No Action Needed The Nuu-Chah-Nulths, when did whaling end?
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reviewed Leave Open How different were Labour and Conservative party lines on race immigration and empire in around 1962?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the age of Machu Picchu principal temple?