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


Apr
27
comment What was the attitude of Mongols to conquered peoples?
Were the Mongols more brutal than other invading nomads? Did they perceive themselves as brutal? What does "brutal" mean? To what should we compare the Mongols? What was the Mongol attitude towards conquered peoples?
Apr
27
revised What was the attitude of Mongols to conquered peoples?
edited title
Apr
27
comment Did Roman troops suffer from PTSD?
I believe this question would be improved if it contained less speculation and a tighter focus on the core question
Apr
27
revised Did Roman troops suffer from PTSD?
spelling
Apr
27
reviewed Reviewed Is Kemal Atatürk responsible for Armenian Genocide?
Apr
27
reviewed Reviewed What was Gandhi's post-factum view of the Partition?
Apr
25
comment Law enforcement vs KKK
Note - I was just providing a citation for the claim of martial law. In no way am I disagreeing with anything you've said.
Apr
25
comment Law enforcement vs KKK
In a few Southern states, Republicans organized militia units to break up the Klan. In 1871, the Ku Klux Act passed Congress, authorizing President Ulysses S. Grant to use military force to suppress the KKK. The Ku Klux Act resulted in nine South Carolina counties being placed under martial law and thousands of arrests. In 1882, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Ku Klux Act unconstitutional, but by that time Reconstruction had ended and the KKK had faded away.
Apr
25
reviewed Reviewed What currently existing IT companies collaborated with Nazi Germany or Fascist Italy?
Apr
25
revised How common were horses at the beginning of the 20th century?
OP clarified time period - I changed the title to match.
Apr
25
reviewed Close What is the exact date and year when the first car got invented?
Apr
24
revised How did Richard I sail through the strait of Gibraltar?
Corrected a spelling error, added a reference for those who want to go further
Apr
24
comment Law enforcement vs KKK
I think that history must depend on sources & methods first. Collect the information, analyze it and draw conclusions, then check those conclusions against logic. This answer is full of unsupported assertions. I applaud @Ronan's attempt at historiography. Although I won't defend the Klan, history and reality are not quite as simple as this makes them sound. History is full of people with complex, three dimensional motivations and diverse agendas.
Apr
24
comment How close were the living standards of India compared to England during the medieval period?
You also need to specify a year; it doesn't make sense to compare the living standard of Wessex in 542 to the living standard of Rome in 1800 for example.
Apr
24
comment How close were the living standards of India compared to England during the medieval period?
Very broad question - and ultimately I think it recapitulates what we are calling the "Jared Diamond Question". I would recommend you revise the question to make it more precise.
Apr
24
reviewed Reviewed Tricolore: Why have the colors been chosen that way?
Apr
24
comment What is the exact date and year when the first car got invented?
What research have you done? have you consulted wikipedia? Google?
Apr
24
reviewed Leave Closed Hebrew as the Language of America
Apr
23
revised German WWI Retreat
added 1 character in body
Apr
23
reviewed Reviewed How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?