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


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answered Could the UK have ended slavery earlier? If not, why not?
Nov
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comment Origins of the term “Moderate Islam”
@AndrewGrimm - Google indexes documents that existed before Google did.
Nov
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reviewed No Action Needed Could the UK have ended slavery earlier? If not, why not?
Nov
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reviewed Close Did the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia originate from the same diaspora?
Oct
31
reviewed No Action Needed Which side of the Atlantic does the jack-o'-lantern come from?
Oct
31
reviewed Close Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
Oct
31
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?
Oct
31
revised Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
Spelling and capitalization.
Oct
31
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.
Oct
31
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.
Oct
31
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"
Oct
30
reviewed Reviewed Why was Queretaro chosen as a fail-safe capital of Mexico?
Oct
29
revised Why did Hitler hate Jews?
I had to fix the title
Oct
29
comment When did the Great Purge start?
Fascinating question. Was the Great Purge a strategic plan, or was it a post-formation of a consistent set of tactical decisions? If the latter, it may not have a "start date".
Oct
29
revised When did the Great Purge start?
I needed a quick review of what the Great Purge was. I know the information was already there, but I find this easier to read.
Oct
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reviewed Close Why did Hitler hate Jews?
Oct
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reviewed Close What were the individual soldiers motivated by during World War 1?
Oct
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reviewed Close What mechanisms made Stalinism triumphant in Russia?
Oct
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reviewed Close When became turks finns?
Oct
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reviewed Close Was there any alternative to Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon in January 49 BC?