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


Sep
27
comment Germany colonizing Europe?
There is a tremendous difference between conquest & colonization; the question compares apples and oranges.
Sep
27
reviewed Leave Closed Germany colonizing Europe?
Sep
26
comment Why didn't Japanese infantrymen and samurai use shields?
We are looking for scholarship, not argumentative judgemental opinions
Sep
26
reviewed No Action Needed Why didn't Imperial Japan attack the Soviet Union during World War 2?
Sep
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How far could an English war bow shoot?
Sep
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why sabres replaced swords after middle age
Sep
24
reviewed No Action Needed Why did archery not make a comeback when armor was phased out in the 18th century?
Sep
24
reviewed No Action Needed How many people survived the Titanic?
Sep
24
reviewed Reviewed Was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in 1914 captured on film?
Sep
24
comment What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
@TimTimmy - I respectfully disagree. The acquisition of Canada is the beginning of the rise to Empire, and part of the motivation for that was the assumptions that underpinned mercantilism. But I think the revised Q & A are good.
Sep
24
comment Why did the Germans not pull everyone back for the defense of Berlin?
What is the strategic goal of extending the war a few days? If you can't win the war, you need to exert as much control as possible over the terms of surrender.
Sep
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on In the British empire, what was the difference between a Governor General and a Viceroy?
Sep
24
comment What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
Given the flawed assumptions underpinning this question, I doubt that any answer would have value. Would it be worth revising the question, and answering with a brief essay on mercantilism and the rise of colonialism and imperialism?
Sep
24
comment What was the impetus behind the British Empire's acquisition of what is now Canada?
I concur with @semaphore that the assumption that there were no resources is unfounded. In addition to those he listed, don't forget timber - Europe had run out of tall trees that were essential for shipbuilding. And there are plenty of reasons for a maritime proto-empire to build resupply stations on one of the oceans it is most vital for it to control. Finally, you were a second class citizen unless you owned land; even if Canada had nothing else, it had land.
Sep
24
reviewed Leave Open What did sectionalism have to do with the American civil war?
Sep
23
revised Which city has been captured most frequently?
Fixed spurious capital (History is not a proper noun) and revised title to question for clarity.
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open Is there a general term for epicycles, deferents, and eccentrics in Ptolemaic astronomy?
Sep
23
reviewed Close How much did Native Americans steal from the Pilgrims?
Sep
23
reviewed Close What were the social and political hierarchies in Early Han China
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Closed Why sabres replaced swords after middle age