better ban him!
- Aug 31, 2006
the graphic is really neat...
Mmmmh. Beyond the beaten-dead-horse point of the Sakoku being an NI for an highly Innovative Japan as well, will their almost complete modernization before the Sakoku be modelled? I can't see a way for Japan to have armies as modern as the European ones in 1600, as they wouldn't border a core province as needed to westernize - but they did, and in many fields because of parallel progress, not mimicry.
Are you entirely sure? Wasn't the Meji Restoration in the 1850s/1860s when Japan modernized and industrialized its infrastructure and military?
Thinking it's a typo, it's spelled Bordeaux in French, English and Swedish, so don't see anywhere you could've gotten the extra "u" from.I've seen it quite a few times now: Bourdeaux. What's with the extra u? I've never seen it spelled anywhere other than Bordeaux.
It's not a mistake.I've seen it quite a few times now: Bourdeaux. What's with the extra u? I've never seen it spelled anywhere other than Bordeaux.