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


Oct
26
comment What race were the invading Turkish armies of Anatolia?
Define race and explain how it is useful.
Oct
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How did the monks whose job was to copy books react to Gutenberg's printing press?
Oct
25
reviewed No Action Needed What toilet facilities were available at large formal gatherings in 19th century America?
Oct
25
comment Were there international Islamist movements before the US started supporting islamists in Afghanistan?
Islam is an international movement. Did your preliminary research include the Caliphate?
Oct
24
comment Was the concept of religious freedom in the early United States applied to native American faiths?
Colonial Williamsburg has a podcast of a debate between Jefferson and Henry which touches on the variety of religion. I don't have citation, but the discussion does touch on minority faiths -although I don't recall any explicit mention of non-Abrahamic faiths. OTOH, "faith" at the time was understood to mean "Church" which was tied to "state" - the Native Americans didn't have a "State" as the colonists understood the term.
Oct
24
comment How did Yugoslavia economically survive the Cold War
Is there a reason you assume that countries that lack economic assistance do not survive? Do you have any research tying economic assistance to national persistence or success?
Oct
24
comment How did Yugoslavia economically survive the Cold War
I'm not sure that I'd use the word "monetary support" - that term means something quite different in today's world. "economic assistance".
Oct
24
comment Was the concept of religious freedom in the early United States applied to native American faiths?
I cannot parse paragraph 3 "Of course over time. . . " (note: because I cannot parse, I cannot agree or disagree; I'm not arguing, I'm just looking for clarification).
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed Why did Hitler not invade Sweden?
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed What do citizens of countries that partition do about new anthems?
Oct
24
reviewed Looks OK The land of gold described in Genesis
Oct
24
reviewed Close What do citizens of countries that partition do about new anthems?
Oct
24
reviewed Leave Open The land of gold described in Genesis
Oct
23
reviewed No Action Needed The land of gold described in Genesis
Oct
23
revised Why did the Allies let Hitler break the Treaty of Versailles?
Spelling, wikification
Oct
23
revised Did Abraham Lincoln have a duel with cannons?
edited title
Oct
23
revised WW1 artillery defense testing
edited title
Oct
23
revised Is there a student of Arnold J Toynbee with an opinion aabout the state and fate of Western Civilization?
edited title
Oct
23
reviewed No Action Needed Why wasn't the Republic of Ireland invaded (by either side) in WW2?
Oct
22
reviewed Close Did Abraham Lincoln have a duel with cannons?