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


Jan
23
comment How long did it take to repair wooden war ships after battle in the 1600's to 1800's?
If you're asking about 200 years, all countries, all types of damage, and all types of warship, then the answer is a confident "It depends". Imagine you were asking about infantry rather than warships. Some soliders walk away without damage. Others get their head blown off by a cannon (much more likely in 1800 than 1600). Perhaps you could ask about the most common types of battle damage, and the most common repairs? Then we could talk about the role of the ship's carpenter, repairs at sea, and drydock.
Jan
23
reviewed Edit Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
Jan
23
revised Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
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Jan
22
comment What was the impact of utilitarianism upon the development of psychiatric care in 18th-19th century England?
We have changed the guidelines in response to the points you have made ; I appreciate your participation and your patience
Jan
22
comment What is that gold plaque Scottish soldiers wore around their necks?
First I've heard that George Washington was a Scottish soldier?
Jan
22
revised What is that gold plaque Scottish soldiers wore around their necks?
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Jan
22
comment What was the impact of utilitarianism upon the development of psychiatric care in 18th-19th century England?
I removed a paragraph from this question; I think the issues raised in that paragraph deserve a real discussion on meta.history.stackexchange. I don't have access to that site right now; could someone link this question to the appropriate reference question on meta, and potentially open a question on castigation & civility. (once the link & question are on meta, this comment will be obsolete.)
Jan
22
revised What was the impact of utilitarianism upon the development of psychiatric care in 18th-19th century England?
Removed some material that is valid, but more properly belongs in meta.history.stackexchange.
Jan
22
reviewed Close Why Nazism selected Hindu Symbol Swastika as their symbol?
Jan
21
comment Did Native Americans sabotage telegraph lines running through their territory?
Could you document any research you've already done?
Jan
21
reviewed Close What would've been the outcome of the Yom Kippur War had the UN not intervened?
Jan
21
comment What would've been the outcome of the Yom Kippur War had the UN not intervened?
H:SE questions should not speculate on alternate universes where the UN didn't intervene.
Jan
20
reviewed Approve Did Rothschild say this famous quote? If yes, what did he mean by it?
Jan
20
reviewed No Action Needed Is chain mail expensive?
Jan
19
reviewed Close Evidence that Khe Sanh was a diversion for the Tet Offensive or vice versa?
Jan
18
comment Is chain mail expensive?
Chainmail is cheaper than the alternative. When the sword is swinging at your exposed belly, chainmail is priceless. When the neighboring lordling conquers your land and imposes punitive taxes, you wish that you'd sacrificed a bit more to buy chainmail for the guy who was bound to you by ties of fealty. I'm not mentioning this for the humor value, but to point out that chainmail's value is somewhat detached from the price. (and the purchaser has a monposony to boot!)
Jan
18
comment Those Who Do Not Learn History Are Doomed To Repeat It?
This question relies too heavily on opinion; it demonstrates no research and is more likely to result in discussion than learning.
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Closed Why are dates and locations important in History?
Jan
18
reviewed Reviewed Why, in the US, is Japanese brutality ignored compared with the Nazi brutality in WW2?
Jan
17
reviewed Close Why were pre-missile era cruisers often attached to fleet battlegroups?