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


Nov
14
revised Why did Russia inherit the USSR status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council with veto power?
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Nov
14
comment Who should be the king/queen of England?
The word "Should" indicates that this is an opinion based question. The constitution and law of England determine who should be the ruler, and the notion that politics shouldn't be involved in the selection of the head of state is kind of absurd.
Nov
13
comment Were cavalry used in first World War?
Do you have any citations? Particularly for events like "High Wood", which is apparently familiar to you, but not to an average history enthusiast.
Nov
13
reviewed Leave Open Average height of Ancient Roman Men and Women?
Nov
12
comment To what extent was Prohibition supported by the American public?
Well researched - thank you.
Nov
12
reviewed Close How did Lincoln legitimize the constitutionality of his Emancipation Proclamation?
Nov
12
comment How did Lincoln legitimize the constitutionality of his Emancipation Proclamation?
Also check wikipedia which specifies that the proclamation was issued under his authority as the Commander in Chief of US forces.
Nov
12
reviewed No Action Needed Why was the 1944 surrender of 20,000 Germans on the Western Front remarkable?
Nov
12
reviewed Reviewed How did Lincoln legitimize the constitutionality of his Emancipation Proclamation?
Nov
12
comment How did Lincoln legitimize the constitutionality of his Emancipation Proclamation?
Better questions demonstrate preliminary research and examine their assumptions - such as the fact that the South didn't consider the emancipation proclamation legal, since they felt they were a separate country, and the North didn't question it because it didn't apply to the North.
Nov
11
reviewed Approve Were the Medieval Britons aware of the existence of the Roman Empire?
Nov
11
comment To what extent was Prohibition supported by the American public?
I don't have any opinion poll numbers, but US politics at the time was polarized into an urban immigrant segment and a rural segment that had been here longer. The rural population feared the impact of these legal immigrants and their popish lascivious immorality on the social fabric of the god fearing "native" Americans. If you run the numbers of rural and urban population, you'll have a pretty good picture of the support levels. Also remember that this was the first generation where "urban" was more populous than "rural".
Nov
11
reviewed Close Pennsylvania is not a state, it is a Commonwealth. Why?
Nov
11
reviewed No Action Needed Why was not Greek alphabet adopted by other languages given the Greek influence?
Nov
11
reviewed No Action Needed What was the official policy of British administration about the integration of Indian Princely States in 1947?
Nov
10
revised When did the nobles of Europe revert to being “ordinary” citizens?
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Nov
10
answered When did the nobles of Europe revert to being “ordinary” citizens?
Nov
10
revised When did the nobles of Europe revert to being “ordinary” citizens?
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Nov
10
comment When did the nobles of Europe revert to being “ordinary” citizens?
I think you've hit the nail on the head. What you really want to know is how citizenship was defined; fascinating topic, but not simple.
Nov
10
comment When did the nobles of Europe revert to being “ordinary” citizens?
Preliminary research would help here, especially around the question, "What evidence do you have that the nobility didn't consider themselves citizens?" How do you define the terms "noble" and "citizen"?