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


Aug
29
comment When did the British monarch become an emperor?
Not entirely sure that I understand the question. Disraeli and Victoria attached the title "Emperor" to the British Monarchy. Thus whoever occupies the throne gets the title (adjusted for gender). Thus when Edward assumed the throne after Victoria, he was "Emperor of India".
Aug
29
reviewed Leave Open Did the British Army burn any capitals other than Washington?
Aug
27
reviewed No Action Needed WWI : odds to cross the man's land alive
Aug
27
comment Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
There is an implicit assumption that small, weak, tribal states are a better idea than strong, centralized, pluralistic states. Can we examine that?
Aug
27
comment Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
You referred to the ideas as flawed; I was merely wondering on what basis they were flawed. I'm also confused about the underlying assumptions, but those are more properly directed to OP.
Aug
27
reviewed No Action Needed Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
Aug
27
reviewed Leave Open Pre-WW2 location of Skalat
Aug
26
reviewed Reviewed Pre-WW2 location of Skalat
Aug
26
comment Pre-WW2 location of Skalat
I would upvote this question if it included references/links to existing maps that would help me to understand the question.
Aug
26
comment Why were Austria-Hungary's Slavic minorities put into multinational states?
Why are those ideas flawed? is there a body of evidence that tiny, tribally oriented states are more successful than large, central states?
Aug
26
comment What does it mean that the early supreme court “gave themselves” the power of judicial review?
I think if you inserted the comments as the first few paragraphs of the answer it would clarify things. I think the answer has all the thoughts - the terse summary you provided in the comments helped me to connect the answer to the question. (that might just be me).
Aug
26
reviewed Close Semiactive large volcanos that regularly erupt in the middle of nowhere?
Aug
25
comment What does it mean that the early supreme court “gave themselves” the power of judicial review?
I think that addresses my reservations.
Aug
25
reviewed No Action Needed Where was the Japanese surrender signed on Okinawa in June 1945?
Aug
25
comment Where was the Japanese surrender signed on Okinawa in June 1945?
Please don't invite discussion in an answer - please limit answers to just the material that answers a question.
Aug
25
comment Did the cold war affect the development of the internet?
I think the question now becomes, did DARPA's support of the creation of the internet explicitly address cold war fears? The cold war was the central theme of the Defense Department; if they funded a project, it had cold war implications.
Aug
25
revised Did the cold war affect the development of the internet?
spelling and grammar errors.
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed What does it mean that the early supreme court “gave themselves” the power of judicial review?
Aug
25
reviewed Leave Closed What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
Aug
25
reviewed Leave Open Have economic sanctions prevented or inhibited wars?