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


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comment Did the Southern States make any attempt to secede from the Union through an act of Congress?
The first half of the question is good; speculation on Lincoln's actions or motivations in a hypothetical situation are probably out of scope.
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comment What was the original percentage of 'Patriots' before the movement caught fire?
What are you asking? What is significant?
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reviewed Close Examples of censorship causing economic decline
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reviewed Close Wendell Phillips Quote that “Revolutions Never Go Backwards”
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reviewed Leave Open Why did Europe not see Roman-era numbers of men participating in battles until the 17th century?
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reviewed Close Where exactly was the Chernobyl reactor that exploded?
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comment Is the evidence for the thesis in SLA MArshall's Men Against Fire compelling?
Which conflict? Which army? What time? What evidence? Why is the wikipedia summary of the evidence not convincing?
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reviewed Approve How did ululation originate and spread?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the historical basis for the Exodus?
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reviewed Approve How long did it take to repair wooden war ships after battle in the 1600's to 1800's?
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comment How long did it take to repair wooden war ships after battle in the 1600's to 1800's?
If you're asking about 200 years, all countries, all types of damage, and all types of warship, then the answer is a confident "It depends". Imagine you were asking about infantry rather than warships. Some soliders walk away without damage. Others get their head blown off by a cannon (much more likely in 1800 than 1600). Perhaps you could ask about the most common types of battle damage, and the most common repairs? Then we could talk about the role of the ship's carpenter, repairs at sea, and drydock.
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reviewed Close Did Columbus ever try to come to India?
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reviewed Edit Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
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revised Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
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comment What was the impact of utilitarianism upon the development of psychiatric care in 18th-19th century England?
We have changed the guidelines in response to the points you have made ; I appreciate your participation and your patience
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comment What is that gold plaque Scottish soldiers wore around their necks?
First I've heard that George Washington was a Scottish soldier?
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revised What is that gold plaque Scottish soldiers wore around their necks?
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comment What was the impact of utilitarianism upon the development of psychiatric care in 18th-19th century England?
I removed a paragraph from this question; I think the issues raised in that paragraph deserve a real discussion on meta.history.stackexchange. I don't have access to that site right now; could someone link this question to the appropriate reference question on meta, and potentially open a question on castigation & civility. (once the link & question are on meta, this comment will be obsolete.)