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


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comment Is “taxation without representation” constitutional in the United States?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a question about politics, not about history.
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comment Germany colonizing Europe?
I'm sorry - I don't understand your question. If you are asking whether Hitler would have been victorious over non-Europeans, that is a counterfactual, and we don't discuss those here - see How to Ask
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comment Was the secession of the Confederate states illegal?
Do you have a source for the notion "they then decided to write the US Constitution"? That is contrary to most histories I've read.
2d
comment Why sabres replaced swords after middle age
What research have you done?
Sep
19
comment What were the advantages of sheepfolds?
Ahh - then I would respectfully suggest that those questions are not historical in nature, but agricultural. Based on my limited knowledge, there are multiple reasons to confine livestock (quarantine, feeding, breeding, shearing, killing, etc.); generally any task that is easier if you don't have to start by catching the livestock. I suspect the uses of a sheepfold are manifold.
Sep
19
comment How many people died directly or indirectly because of colonialism? British in particular
With respect to the last section of your comment, Colonialism wasn't a crime. There were horrific, inexcusable actions, but who would have tried King Leopold II or Bulwer-Lytton? Their actions were despicable, but not illegal.
Sep
19
comment How many people died directly or indirectly because of colonialism? British in particular
This question is far too broad. Estimates correlate with political opinion; as far as I can tell the left believes that colonialism has killed more people than there are stars in the sky. College professors double that number, and college professors who have published a paper with 'development' in the title multiply that number by the number of people between them and tenure.
Sep
19
comment What were the advantages of sheepfolds?
This is a trivial question. Answer found in wikipedia
Sep
18
comment What is the earliest evidence of contact between Ireland and Egypt?
Could you provide a little bit more information about the book? Is it creditable? good scholarship? If I follow the link will I be intrigued, or will my blood pressure soar as I scream in frustration?
Sep
18
comment How different were Labour and Conservative party lines on race immigration and empire in around 1962?
Title is speculation on a counterfactual; the body of the question however is interesting, specific and could be answered by someone with more scholarship than I have. I think this is a good question and I'd like to see an answer.
Sep
18
comment Sources for colonial ethnopsychiatry
@EivindDahl I'm actually very sympathetic to your position, but I'll keep throwing the close flag as long as the meta discussion indicates that the consensus on H:SE is to discourage requests for references. Someone needs to propose a change that would encourage good requests for references and discourage the lower quality questions.
Sep
18
comment Sources for colonial ethnopsychiatry
@RosalindRei I think you may be on to something, and I hope you'll add it to the discussion on meta.
Sep
18
comment How did Alexander III of Macedon get the title “the Great”?
Welcome to the site. This is an unsubstantiated and unsupported opinion; it doesn't really contribute to H:SE goal of "a library of detailed answers to every question about history." Please read the help center and continue to contribute.
Sep
17
comment Sources for colonial ethnopsychiatry
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a request for sources/references. These are out of scope per How to Ask and meta
Sep
17
comment Persian Letters
Please consult How to Ask and Requests for Sources. Requests for sources are out of scope. But I think if you ask for the information you need, you'll be fine. People should cite their source material in the answer.
Sep
17
comment Persian Letters
Intriguing question. You may want to revise it to avoid asking for references (reference requests are problematic for H:SE; but I think you're really looking for the information, and the references should arise as a result of providing the information). It would also help if you cited your preliminary research so that we don't merely recapitulate what you've already found.
Sep
17
comment Did the U.S Constitution revoke or merely amend the the Articles of Confederation?
Disagree with @Semaphore completely (and respectfully). Pauline Maier and Jack Raklove both point out the fact that the Constitution was very explicitly NOT approved under the amendment process for the Articles; in fact that approach was explicitly forbidden. The Constitution was submitted to a popular vote, bypassing all legislatures at the time.
Sep
16
comment What do citizens of countries that partition do about new anthems?
Are you watching Scotland for an answer?
Sep
16
comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
What research have you done so far?
Sep
15
comment What do citizens of countries that partition do about new anthems?
Could you highlight the question? I'm not entirely sure what you're asking.