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Addis Hiwet first used the term 'Japanizer' to one group of modernisers in post-WWI Ethiopia who took the example of Meiji Japan as giving a model for development away from feudal forms. The model emphasized the forced development of capitalism, education, military modernisation and many similar ideas perceived as those used by Meiji Japan to develop quickly ...


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The Nri were peaceful to the extent that they could, but when forced to the utmost, did engage in warfare as in the end of the 18th century. Meanwhile, their traditions—including the sieges that were instigated when someone broke the rules—were designed such that there would be no bloodshed and no deaths. The Nri A more detailed (compared to the Wiki) ...


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India The classical Latin was "India" taken from the Sanskrit "Sindhu" and Persian "Hindu" possibly referring to any large river which formed a natural border. The Greeks picked it up from the Persians as Indós (Ἰνδός) and Herodotus talks about India, some of it is actually true. Eastward of India lies a tract which is entirely ...


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This kind of question (why do empires not control the desert) features heavily in Ibn Khaldun's famous Muqaddimah. His conclusion is that those desert arreas are much less productive than other areas and the population is considerably harder to control. Life in those parts is tough and so people are also tough. In fact his observation is that desert tribes ...


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A pdf at the University of Toronto of a chapter by Lee on The Intensification of Social Life among the !Kung Bushmen speaks of these gatherings, and the number of individuals reaching 200 was not represented as an unusual occurrence. Among the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, availability of water was the key seasonal variable. During the winter dry ...


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A good source for your question is Richard Borshay Lee's Book "The Dobe Juǀ'hoansi". he writes about both topics: about hxaro exchange in chapter 8 (page 130 ff.) and about the Juǀ'hoan*¹ kinship system in chapter 5 (especially page 71 ff.) - see link below, it's an exciting read! :) To anyone interested in what these partnerships are: Hxaro is a ...


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India is named after the Indus river. The name of the river is probably quite ancient. It was used for an area close to the Indus river ("Hidus") by the Persians under Darius I and then by Herodot and subsequently by other Greek and Latin authors.


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To complete justCal answer I found information supporting the yearly winter camp containing 100 to 200 people in Marshall-Thomas 's 1989 book "The harmless people" In the dry season, two hundred people came to Gautscha and lived in the bushes at the edge of the pan. {1} So we solved one issue (winter camp), but not the most important point: the ...


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