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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 'founding fathers' of the United States see Oliver Cromwell as a role model?
Wow - that's stretching it. I can't imagine any way in which the Founding Fathers could be called "puritans"; I haven't ready any significant evidence that they were looking for religious reform. I think "not wholly accurate" is a masterful understatement. A lightning bug is not like the planet Jupiter either.
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comment Did the 'founding fathers' of the United States see Oliver Cromwell as a role model?
Not sure that the analogy to Cromwell is ... supportable. Cromwell didn't set out to found a Republic, Cromwell's dispute was over more than taxes. On the other hand, I don't recall any mention of Cromwell in the writings of the period.
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revised What was the attitude of Brazil's government towards the Spanish Civil War?
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revised Is there a student of Arnold J Toynbee with an opinion about the state and fate of Western Civilization?
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reviewed Close Hitler's responsibility for the holocaust
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comment How were 19th century American diplomats paid?
As far as I know the American Ambassador to the Court of St. James today still has to bring his own fortune - pay does not match the financial obligations.
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reviewed Close Why did the Nazis invent videotelephony?
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comment Why did textile mill owners during the industrial revolution keep their factory windows closed?
I'm afraid that I don't see any evidence that there was a reason beyond that given in the quote.
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revised Did Erwin König Exist?
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reviewed Leave Closed Has anyone ever injured the President unintentionally
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revised which faction 'won' elections to the continental congress?
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answered which faction 'won' elections to the continental congress?
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comment which faction 'won' elections to the continental congress?
They would have objected strongly to the notion that there were sides - read the Federalist papers on the dangers of factions. Any notion of "sides" is entirely a modern analytic convenience.
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comment which faction 'won' elections to the continental congress?
If your real question is about nascent factions in the Republic, then yes there absolutely were. North Vs South. Trade vs Agriculture. Isolation vs engagement. Abolition vs Slavery. Big states vs small states. These factions coalesced around the big issues (North-Trade, vs South-agriculture-slavery).
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comment which faction 'won' elections to the continental congress?
wikipedia has the answer. Could you reconsider the question and revise it so that (a) it is clear what you're asking (b) what you're asking goes beyond wikipedia? This is a period of history that fascinates me, and I'd like to see more questions.
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comment Has anyone ever injured the President unintentionally
Gerald Ford comes to mind - he had a reputation as accident prone....
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reviewed Close Why were the Thirteen Colonies more successful, both economically and socially, than other colonies?
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comment Did Native Americans ever fight the indigenous people living in Mexico before Europeans arrived?
Please don't add "thank you" as an answer. Once you have sufficient reputation, you will be able to vote up questions and answers that you found helpful.
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reviewed No Action Needed What's the etymology of the name of the Schengen village?