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


Jun
27
reviewed Leave Open Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Jun
27
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
comment Why did so many countries agree to the Non-Proliferation Treaty?
Because a nuclear program is wickedly expensive, and a treaty that reduces the need for such a program is a prudent investment?
Jun
26
answered Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Jun
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Jun
26
reviewed Reviewed Why is there a statue of Francis Drake in Coquimbo, Chile?
Jun
26
revised Why haven't Etruscan texts survived?
edited title
Jun
26
reviewed Leave Open Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Jun
26
comment Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Castles are intended to be placed at strategic locations where it is difficult to get around. And the goal of stripping the land is to make it tough for the enemy to find food for days in every direction. The beseiging army cannot go to the supermarket; they have to take every mile in turn.
Jun
26
comment Why bother attacking castles at all? Why not go around?
Supply lines. And control. Armies exist to fulfill a strategic objective. You only build castles where they will inhibit the opponent's ability to fulfill his strategic objectives. Also, you tend to strip the countryside to stock the castle, leaving nothing for the opponent's army to eat.
Jun
26
reviewed Close How did Prithviraj chauhan managed to kill Mohammed Ghori?
Jun
25
comment Why is it that the maiden name is traditionally dropped when a woman is getting married?
I'm not sure this answers the question. How common is the custom, and how did it originate?
Jun
25
reviewed Leave Open A world in the moon?
Jun
25
revised Were certain soldiers considered to be neutral by both sides?
edited title
Jun
25
reviewed Reviewed Why did so many Italians emigrate to Argentina?
Jun
25
comment Why did so many Italians emigrate to Argentina?
This doesn't answer the question. Furthermore it is difficult to place any confidence in statistics without a citation. Good start, but could you expand this to answer why and provide citations?
Jun
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How were middle ranking Nazis known to the allies before the end of the war?
Jun
24
revised Jewish King of Narbonne
Capitalization