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


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reviewed No Action Needed During the Second World War, did the Germans expect that Japan would declare war on Russia?
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reviewed Reviewed Why does Latin America has a higher number of surviving Native Americans than North America?
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revised Why is the Bishopric of Canterbury located in London?
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reviewed Leave Closed Looking for a people where the “traditional” gender roles are shifted
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comment Looking for a people where the “traditional” gender roles are shifted
I'm going to vote to leave this closed. I'm skeptical of "somewhere I've heard..." questions because they tend to invite conspiracy theories, and I'm uncomfortable with questions that have too many undefined terms - I'm not confident that "masculine behavior" is a meaningful term across cultures and time. Consider Washington and Lafayette's letters, or the business acumen of Shia matriarchs.
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reviewed Approve France vs Germany in 1940: equipment vs. organization
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reviewed Close Ancient Indian Invasions
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comment What were John Profumo's responsibilities as the Secretary of State for War in Macmillan's government?
I was apparently more abrasive than I intended; I apologize and have deleted the comments.
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comment Travelling by a Viking ship
Was there a difference between a "warship" and a trading ship? My impression was always that during times of plenty the ships traded and in times of scarcity, they raided. Did they have ships dedicated to war?
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reviewed Reject Travelling by a Viking ship
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reviewed Leave Open Did The Soviet Union Need Both Prongs to Succeed At the Battle of Stalingrad?
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reviewed Leave Open Why is there is a pan-slavic movement?
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comment Why is there is a pan-slavic movement?
I am skeptical of your underlying assumption. Everywhere there is an ethnic identity, there is a moment to maximize that identity. There is no pan latin movement because "latin" is a linguistic phenomena, not an ethnic phenomena. I'm familiar with several pan-celtic idealists. France is the result of a pan-French movement through the vehicle of the French Revolution. Pan-Slavic just has better publicity.
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reviewed Delete Why aren't there any Chinese colonies?
Mar
25
answered When and why did marriage become about love?
Mar
25
reviewed No Action Needed Some country ruler shortening distance between milestones to make country “look” bigger
Mar
24
reviewed Close What happened with North African oil during the Second World War?
Mar
24
revised Was the German Empire responsible for the advancement of German technology?
edited title
Mar
24
comment How stable was the Middle East under Ottoman rule?
@Bregalad - thank you for the clarification; I was hesitant to edit the question until I understood why you had phrased it the way you did. I think that my most recent revision will address my problem without corrupting your question. If I'm wrong, please feel free to revert.
Mar
24
revised How stable was the Middle East under Ottoman rule?
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