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


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why was Woody Woodpecker a “natural” hit during WW2?
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reviewed Close Do Russian students study the barrier to effective decision-making known as Groupthink?
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reviewed Delete Was Hitler hostile to anglo-saxons before he became hostile to Jews?
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comment Why did Nebuchadnezzar keep King Jeconiah alive?
I believe this was common for the period. The Empire had already demonstrated the ability to conquer and had little interest in governance. The local King had demonstrated ability to govern and demonstrated inability to resist the empire. Hostages ensure the puppet's cooperation.
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comment When did the socialist movement start becoming noteworthy in Russian history?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_socialism#Russia
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reviewed Reviewed When did the socialist movement start becoming noteworthy in Russian history?
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revised In 1861, few Italians spoke Italian?
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revised Why was Quantum Mechanics deemed 'counter-revolutionary' by Stalin?
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reviewed Leave Open Is this character based on a real person?
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reviewed No Action Needed Was the American Civil War the “bloodiest civil war in history”?
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reviewed Looks OK Where do all the bullet casings after a war end up?
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reviewed Leave Open Were the Vikings descendents of the Tribe of Dan?
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27
reviewed Reviewed Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
Jul
27
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
The best answers in H:SE are supported by research and by historical sources and methods. We're looking for answers, not opinions. The Help center contains other hints on how to write a well received answer.
Jul
27
comment Individual mobility in Greco-Roman world
The roads were primarily for military advantage, not a public service.
Jul
27
comment Why didn't Hercules bring his family back from the underworld
I believe the help center specifies that questions about mythology are out of scope.
Jul
26
reviewed Close Why is little known of the achievements of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?
Jul
26
reviewed Close Why didn't Hercules bring his family back from the underworld
Jul
26
comment When was the first national anthem?
Don't worry about it. While I may have felt the question could be improved, it generated answers, and those were sufficiently interesting that I commented. Answers and learning are more important than my notions of question quality.
Jul
25
comment When was the first national anthem?
One could argue that "God Save the King" is about the monarch, not the country (particularly since it is associated with the Restoration). As such, it might not qualify as a National anthem.