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I love Jesus, classical music, history, and Italian food, in that order. I also enjoy studying math.

I've been playing music for about five years now and I am proficient on the cornet and the recorder. I also play a little piano on the side.

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comment In Civil War Reenactments why do people walk across the battlefield
@CSharper Accuracy in firearms and speed of reloading. The faster an infantryman can reload and fire, the less necessary ranks become. During the Civil War there was also a lot of "shoot and hope you hit". Many soldiers were under-trained and keeping them in ranks helped maintain order and cohesion.
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comment In Civil War Reenactments why do people walk across the battlefield
If they ran, the ranks would get broken and the results would be disastrous.
Apr
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reviewed Leave Closed Why is poverty so prevalent among Japanese women?
Apr
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reviewed Close Which one is ancient Hinduisam or Dravidiasm
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Who were Catherine the Great's favorites, and what influence did they have on her?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open Is the USA a superpower today because of WW2?
Apr
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reviewed Close Is external expansion an element of fascist ideology
Apr
20
reviewed Excellent How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
Apr
20
reviewed Excellent Roman navy propelled by animals instead of human rowers?
Apr
20
reviewed Excellent Is Howard Roark's potted history of architecture accurate?
Apr
20
reviewed Satisfactory Light cavalry in medieval western Europe?
Apr
20
reviewed Excellent What English king died from water intoxication?
Apr
20
reviewed Needs Improvement What populations have been denied the ability to leave a territory, so that its goverment could kill them?
Apr
20
reviewed Excellent Before Pearl Harbor, what percentage of Americans believed the US would stay out of the war?
Apr
20
reviewed Needs Improvement What specifc training occurred for members of medieval military orders?
Apr
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reviewed Excellent Are the “bone fields” of the Stalingrad encircled battlefields real?
Apr
12
comment Where were the western legions when the Roman empire fell?
You might want to check out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_of_rome. Lots of good stuff there. It's a rather broad topic
Apr
12
comment Where were the western legions when the Roman empire fell?
Not a complete answer, but the empire had been decline for decades (arguably the last century) due to abuse, civil wars, and more. There was negligible military strength left at the time of the collapse.
Apr
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reviewed Close How did the United States penal system evolve?
Apr
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comment Why did Ford pardon Nixon?
@choster Because there's obviously a conspiracy involved... :P