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


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reviewed Reviewed Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
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comment Why is Christopher Columbus credited for “discovering” America?
Assertions without evidence and arguments rather than answers.
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reviewed No Action Needed Could the UK have ended slavery earlier? If not, why not?
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reviewed Close Did the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia originate from the same diaspora?
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reviewed Close What methods and processes historians use to evaluate the authenticity of a historic source?
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comment What does history prove about social issues for British vs Canadians vs Americans?
Please read How to Ask before asking a question; this question is too broad and too subjective for H:SE.
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reviewed Close What do anthropological sources reveal about the philosophy of war among the pygmy peoples?
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reviewed Close How many school of thought were actually within the period of the hundred schools of thought?
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reviewed Close What distinctinve topics were frequently discussed among the common people within the period of the hundred schools of thoughts in China?
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reviewed No Action Needed Which side of the Atlantic does the jack-o'-lantern come from?
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reviewed Close Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
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reviewed Close Why do post-war Hollywood WWII-themed movies ignore Japan?
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comment Why do post-war Hollywood WWII-themed movies ignore Japan?
In general questions of the form "Why don't..." (Why do...ignore...) are difficult for the SE format. That difficulty is compounded when the focus of the question is subjective. If you're interested in pursuing this question, I would suggest (a) proving that there is a disparity between movies about Japan and about other fronts (b) demonstrating your preliminary research and (c) revising the question to a positive, rather than a negative.
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comment Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
I'm not sure what you're asking here - is Ahmen Ibn Fadlan the answer to the question? What time period? Are you looking to measure the isolation of China, or are you looking to understand the cultural perceptions of Chinese?
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revised Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
Spelling and capitalization.
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comment Origins of the term “Moderate Islam”
Did your preliminary research include Google trends, which allows you to determine when a term first appeared and in what context.
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comment Why some monarchs are sent to exile after a country is declared a republic?
I think your comments on Britain are too soft; they (effectively) exiled James II, killed Charles I and neutralized the power of Queen Anne. I don't disagree with your answer; I just think that if we analyze British constitutional history through the (flawed) framework that @BROY posits, it isn't as different as it appears.
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comment Why some monarchs are sent to exile after a country is declared a republic?
?Politics.se? If you are serious about the question, you might want to substantiate the assertion "they could not do any harm to the rebublic"
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comment Was Stalinism Totalitarian?
Perhaps the title is misleading? The core of the question seems to be how a totalitarian government can obtain and retain the support of the bureaucracy?
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reviewed Reviewed Why was Queretaro chosen as a fail-safe capital of Mexico?