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


Aug
17
reviewed Leave Open Which attempts to create or revise states resulted in action?
Aug
17
reviewed Leave Open Rulers' titles in Middle Age Italy
Aug
16
comment Why did Alexander the Great spare Porus's life?
Who was Porus? Can you show preliminary research?
Aug
16
comment What became of the French Revolutionary Religion and Calendar?
Emphasis on the last quote. Difficult to sell a calendar that increases your workload by more than 10%
Aug
16
revised Two side of history
edited tags
Aug
16
comment How did people decide which president to vote for 200 years ago?
Very complex question; 200 years ago candidates did not campaign for office - their allies & supporters did. It would have been unseemly to actually seek office. There is useful material is most Federalist History books. Madison's election to congress might be particularly useful.
Aug
16
revised Why is there a Herakles/Hercules sarcophagus?
Question mark in title, removed conversational suffix in question.
Aug
16
reviewed Edit suggested edit on artillery tag wiki excerpt
Aug
16
revised artillery wiki excerpt
Artillery is projectile weapons; artillery can be used to bombard enemy troops/civilians as well as to breach defenses.
Aug
16
reviewed Edit suggested edit on 3rd-century tag wiki excerpt
Aug
16
revised 3rd-century wiki excerpt
inserted space after comma in dates for clarity & standardization; changed AD to CE to match modern practice.
Aug
16
reviewed Leave Open Two side of history
Aug
16
reviewed Edit Were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone?
Aug
16
revised Were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone?
Spellcheck; capitalization.
Aug
16
comment Two side of history
Life is not simple; nothing is black and white, people don't fall neatly into categories of hero and villain. Hitler was a vegetarian, Churchill was an alcoholic. Part of the point of studying history is to learn to appreciate the complexity of people, of movements, and of situtations.
Aug
16
comment What do we know ***historically*** about Jesus?
This question appears to be off-topic because it fails to demonstrate preliminary research.
Aug
15
reviewed No Action Needed Why some countries have more than one name?
Aug
15
comment What was the exact time of announcement of Indian independence?
This would be a better answer if it included more references and fewer opinions.
Aug
15
comment Why some countries have more than one name?
Did you do any research before posting? Possible overlap Not strictly a duplicate, but related. Overlap2
Aug
15
reviewed No Action Needed What was the exact time of announcement of Indian independence?