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


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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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reviewed Delete Did Native Americans ever fight the indigenous people living in Mexico before Europeans arrived?
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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?
Nov
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revised Amount of ammunition typically carried by an C18th British redcoat
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comment What is the origin of “With an iron fist, we will drive humanity to happiness?”
The tvyordniznak after the K in "to"? (Ok, if you put it that way, perhaps adding this information wouldn't shed any meaningful light. Forget I asked).
Nov
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comment What is the origin of “With an iron fist, we will drive humanity to happiness?”
Out of curiosity, can you explain what about the sign indicates the older orthography rather than the new?
Nov
21
comment Why does Latin American history have such a low profile?
I'm uncomfortable with a question that is based on personal experience. Can we revise the question to demonstrate that Latin American history factually has a lower profile? Right now this question is based on an unsubstantiated assertion. That doesn't mean it is wrong, it just means that it is likely to result in more discussion than education.
Nov
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revised What is the origin of “With an iron fist, we will drive humanity to happiness?”
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comment What are the “ancient liberties” of the City of London?
I'm afraid that I'm going to insist that I was incorrect. <grin> I was in fact confusing the elected mayor (an unusual position created in 2000) with the Lord Mayor (existing in London since 13th century, and similar to other positions throughout the country). The distinction isn't vital, but points to @thehonrose
Nov
21
comment What are all the countries that voted by supporting, opposing and neutral for LTTE?
Google and wikipedia provide no evidence that such a vote occurred. While I think this could be a good question if it were supported by a modicum of research, as it stands, it is likely to drive more discussion than answers.
Nov
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revised What is the origin of “With an iron fist, we will drive humanity to happiness?”
Removed distracting word to make it clearer. (clearer to me at least).
Nov
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comment What is the origin of “With an iron fist, we will drive humanity to happiness?”
Not an offense - just wanted to make sure that there wasn't some subtlety that escaped me.
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comment What are the “ancient liberties” of the City of London?
You are correct - I had a long argument proving you wrong typed out when I fact-checked myself and discovered that I was talking out my hat. I assumed that the elected Mayor of London was ancient; it is in fact a creation of this millennium. Thank you for correcting me.