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Not Much If like you say they face a constant level of warfare similar to that of South Korea or Israel, then you should simply take reference from said countries. Several years of serving as a conscript is an impediment but won't prevent boys from getting into or staying in a relationship. You'd simply adjust by shifting your dates to whichever day you're ...


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<1 out of 3 feasible Looking at the three concerns specifically mentioned in reverse order: Usable in a tropical climate - simply no. It suits a jaguar because, as per the link: The jaguar uses a stalk-and-ambush strategy when hunting, rather than chasing prey. The cat will walk slowly down forest paths, listening for and stalking prey before rushing ...


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It won't change much. In many European states long conscription was the norm. For example in post-unitary Italy (from 1860 to 1910) obligatory conscription lasted 4 to 5 years for all men above 20 years of age, following the model established in Napoleonic France. As far as I can find, it affected the rate of desertion among lower classes (taking a young and ...


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Your conscripts are in their late 50s. They already did the courting, the baby daddying, the education and the job seeking, or not. What they were able to do they did. Now they pretty much have their trajectories set. It is a fun break for them to be in the military for a few years and hang out with the other graying old boys. Easy first world living ...


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Mostly, no. The processing of the skin in Taxidermy is focused on retaining the natural appearance as closely as possible. Flexibility and durability are distant secondary goals. Wearbility is not even considered. Very often, the chemicals used in taxidermy to process a natural pelt are quite toxic. For leathermaking, the opposite is true. Durability is ...


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The reason why the jaguar pelt is not a good armor is that is does not offer good defense against common Aztec weapons. One real common weapon was simply a handle with a good sized rock embedded in the end. A wooden helmet offers much better protection against that. You state that the jaguar fur protected the jaguar, but that was also in context of an animal ...


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Politics aside, I'm from israel, so I'll give a mostly historical perspective on how courtship worked in israel during the "security zone" period 1982-2000. First off we must address what getting drafted into a modern army means. Modern armies usually have an equal or greater quantity of support staff as opposed to combat staff. Some support are ...


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2.5 billion years Geologically you are adding a tremendous amount of continental crust. The earth has not added significant amount of continental crust since at least the Archean So that is the latest you can add that much continental crust without drastically changing the earths geologic history. Even then the earlier you add it the better the Archean ...


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Your point of departure would be the formation of the Earth. New landmasses like this one are necessarily very old continents, shields and cratons, going back billions of years. There isn't a certain "point" in time where we could change something, and have the outcome portrayed in your image. Making that require changing how plate tectonics have ...


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Yes. The trick is to put a taxedermied jaguar pelt on top of normal armor. Would it protect as well as competing armors? It took me almost 30 minutes to find a reliable source, but Aztec armor includes the ichcahuipilli and the amatzoncalli. The former is made of cotton or wool, and the latter is made of paper. It should be easy to sow or glue a pelt on top ...


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Probably nothing, but there could be nasty side effects... It depends on how much action they see and how supervised they are on the battlefield, and what they do with their shore leave. If your men are trained, drilled, and then sit on bases or expensive tech doing not much, then getting 2 trips home a year or something, absolutely nothing will change. They ...


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In our blood, Iron is used in our blood cells to help oxygenate our blood. Iron is an important component in hemoglobin, which is what carries oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our bodies. BUT, there are other types of blood transportation molecules found. To see those, I would look at this question and answer: Other blood colors Now as for better viral ...


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Medicine - especially cardiovascular system Could you give the artery leading to that brain tumor a little twist? Thanks! (They might want to train up their range an extra yard or two so they can stand outside the MRI machine looking at the monitor) Could you yank the clot a little bit backward in the artery of this stroke patient so some blood gets past? ...


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