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


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
Jun
24
reviewed No Action Needed Why did Japan not withdraw from China as its pacific front was crumbling and the threat of US invasion imminent?
Jun
24
reviewed Delete Why didn't Britain's nuclear weapons deter Argentina from invading the Falklands?
Jun
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are the Samaritans descendants of Israel's lost tribes, and so rightfully considered Israelites?
Jun
23
comment What is the race of Iranians?
I'm not sure that "race" is a concept that is either (a) scientifically defined or (b) subject to historical analysis. This is not a history question. It may be within sociology, or genetics, or some other field, but I don't believe that this is a history question.
Jun
23
reviewed Close What is the race of Iranians?
Jun
23
reviewed Close Antisemitism in Nazi Germany
Jun
23
reviewed Reviewed Antisemitism in Nazi Germany