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


Jul
30
reviewed Reviewed When did the socialist movement start becoming noteworthy in Russian history?
Jul
30
revised In 1861, few Italians spoke Italian?
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Jul
29
revised Why did Stalin deem Quantum Mechanics 'counter-revolutionary'?
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Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open Is this character based on a real person?
Jul
29
reviewed No Action Needed Was the American Civil War the “bloodiest civil war in history”?
Jul
28
reviewed Looks OK Where do all the bullet casings after a war end up?
Jul
28
reviewed Leave Open Were the Vikings descendents of the Tribe of Dan?
Jul
27
reviewed Reviewed Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
Jul
27
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
The best answers in H:SE are supported by research and by historical sources and methods. We're looking for answers, not opinions. The Help center contains other hints on how to write a well received answer.
Jul
27
comment Individual mobility in Greco-Roman world
The roads were primarily for military advantage, not a public service.
Jul
27
comment Why didn't Hercules bring his family back from the underworld
I believe the help center specifies that questions about mythology are out of scope.
Jul
26
reviewed Close Why didn't Hercules bring his family back from the underworld
Jul
26
comment When was the first national anthem?
Don't worry about it. While I may have felt the question could be improved, it generated answers, and those were sufficiently interesting that I commented. Answers and learning are more important than my notions of question quality.
Jul
25
comment When was the first national anthem?
One could argue that "God Save the King" is about the monarch, not the country (particularly since it is associated with the Restoration). As such, it might not qualify as a National anthem.
Jul
25
comment When was the first national anthem?
I'm struck by the tension between the two themes you mention. Sure it mentions the Fatherland, but on the other hand, it really supported something that they hoped would be a transnational revolutionary movement, and focused on opposition to monarchy. Was it patriotic, or was it ideological/propaganda? The text is more about filling the irrigation ditches with blood than about the glories of France.
Jul
25
revised Individual mobility in Greco-Roman world
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Jul
25
revised When was the first national anthem?
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Jul
25
revised When was the first national anthem?
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Jul
25
comment Individual mobility in Greco-Roman world
Excellent point @oldcat, but I think OP was specifically concerned with inter-urban travel. Between cities the prohibitions against daylight carts weren't relevant, and there were fewer clients to see/be see with.
Jul
25
comment When was the first national anthem?
fails the preliminary research test; bulk of the answer is in wikipedia