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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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<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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dragon The word Dragon comes from Ancient Greek mythology, where it is used to refer to a handful of different large reptiles. Ancient Greek was as much an auxiliary language to Latin, as Latin is to modern English. Roman Nobility typically spoke Greek amongst themselves and were often sent to Greece for part of their education. Latin is a sufficiently ...


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Some manner of bird: Hippalectryon? It is a contentious topic, but nowadays museums portray Tyrannosaurus with feathers. The Romans, being the sort of literal-minded people who declared that all spotted hyenas are male based on observation, would certainly not hesitate to call a feathered animal - any feathered animal - a bird. This is particularly likely ...


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Before I answer your question... You've asked two questions. In the title, you ask how to have a perpetual Bronze Age. In the body text, you ask if the lack of iron in one hemisphere would, for lack of a better brief statement, upset the status quo. Those are very, very different questions. You might want to update your title. Now, on to the question. You ...


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The absence of iron and steel, from one perspective, mostly just makes other endeavors more expensive. For example, with a bronze (instead of steel) tire on your chariot or wagon wheels, your folks must replace tires (and wheels) more often. The society needs a percentage more wheelwrights, and correspondingly more lumbermen to sell them wood, more miners to ...


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Could you have the coronavirus come early? With less capable technology, it might be that (a) the fatality rate in both the UK and ROI would be much higher, and (b) there is no effective long-term mitigation strategy but to massively reduce cross-border travel. In the wake/midst of high death rates and a perception that the UK government was unwilling or ...


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Have Britain lose the Falklands War A crushing military victory for the IRA is all but impossible (barring some catastrophe crippling Britain, which would have to be of a magnitude that its legacy would end up dominating your alternate London far more than that of the Troubles would), but they might be able to pressure the British government to cut its ...


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The loyalists regard themselves as British, not Irish. Reunification would force them to become Irish, the same way nationalists in the north are currently forced to be British and the Irish prior to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, were once regarded as being British. Emotions on the issue still run very deep on both sides. It's took close ...


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In 1982 UK fought a successful war against Argentina for the Falkland/Malvinas. And if they fought a war for some small islands far away from home, it's gonna be hard that they let something go away right on their doorstep. Therefore you need a huge crisis for the government and monarchy to make them weak. What can happen to do so? Based on my memory, the ...


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