The Caste System

(In case you are wondering I research on all of my posts in here)

Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a lifestyle which often includes an occupation, status in a hierarchy, and customary social interaction and exclusion. Although caste systems exist in various regions, its paradigmatic ethnographic example is the division of Indian society into rigid social groups, with roots in India’s ancient history and persisting until today. However, the economic significance of the caste system in India has been declining as a result of urbanization and affirmative action programs. A subject of much scholarship by sociologists and anthropologists, the Indian caste system is sometimes used as an analogical basis for the study of caste-like social divisions existing outside India. In biology, the term is applied to role stratification in eusocial animals like ants and termites, though the analogy is imperfect as these also involve extremely stratified reproduction.

Brahmin is a varna (class, caste) in Hinduism specialising as priests, teachers (acharya) and protectors of sacred learning across generations.

The traditional occupation of brahmins was that of priesthood at the Hindu temples or at socio-religious ceremonies and rite of passage rituals such as solemnising a wedding with hymns and prayers. Theoretically, the Brahmins were the highest ranking of the four social classes. In practice, Indian texts suggest that Brahmins were agriculturalists, warriors, traders and have held a variety of other occupations in India.

Kshatriya (from Sanskrit kṣatra, “rule, authority”) is one of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society. The Sanskrit term kṣatriyaḥ is used in the context of Vedic society wherein members organised themselves into four classes:kshatriya, brahmin, vaishya and shudra. Traditionally, the kshatriya constituted the ruling and military elite. Their role was to protect society by fighting in wartime and governing in peacetime.

Vaishyas An upper class in the Hindu tradition, the Vaishyas are the lowest level of the “twice-born” (dvijas ). They are commoners, but not a servant group. They undergo the sacred thread ceremony (Yajnopavita ), as do the Brahmins and Kshatriyas. But while male Vaisyas “take the thread,” it is made of a fiber different from that of the two castes above them (Brahmins and Kshatriyas). As part of the cosmic order of dharma, they have been assigned the role of merchants and craftspeople.

Shudra is the fourth varna, or one of the four social categories found in the texts of Hinduism. Various sources translate it into English as a caste, or alternatively as a social class. It is the lowest rank of the four varnas.

The word Shudra appears only once in the Rig veda but is found in other Hindu texts such as the Manusmriti, Arthashastra and Dharmashastras. Theoretically, Shudras have constituted the hereditary labouring class serving others but in reality they have shared occupations with other varnas, including in some rare cases being warriors and kings.

Dalit, meaning “oppressed” in Sanskrit and “broken/scattered” in Hindi, is a term for the members of lower castes of India. The term is mostly used for the ones that have been subjected to untouchability. Dalits were excluded from the four-fold varna system of Hinduism and thought of themselves as forming a fifth varna, describing themselves as Panchama. Dalits now profess various religious beliefs, including Buddhism, Christianity and Sikhism.

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3 Kingdoms of the Han Dynasty

The 3 Major Kingdoms that Ruled in the Han Dynasty

Cao Wei (220–265) was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280). With its capital at Luoyang, the state was established by Cao Pi in 220, based upon the foundations laid by his father, Cao Cao, towards the end of the Eastern Han dynasty. The name “Wei” first became associated with Cao Cao when he was named the Duke of Wei by the Eastern Han government in 213, and became the name of the state when Cao Pi proclaimed himself emperor in 220. Historians often add the prefix “Cao” to distinguish it from other Chinese states known as “Wei“, such as Wei of the Warring States period and Northern Wei of the Southern and Northern Dynasties. The authority of the ruling Cao family gradually weakened after the death of the second Wei emperor, Cao Rui, and eventually fell into the hands of Sima Yi, a Wei regent, and his family, in 249. Cao Rui’s successors remained as puppet rulers under the control of the Simas until Sima Yi’s grandson, Sima Yan, forced the last Wei ruler, Cao Huan, to abdicate the throne and established the Jin dynasty.

Shu or Shu Han (221–263) was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280). The state was based in the area around present-day Sichuan and Chongqing, which was historically known as “Shu” after an earlier state in Sichuan named Shu. Shu Han’s founder Liu Bei had named his state “Han” as he considered it the legitimate successor to the Han dynasty, while “Shu” is added to the name as a geographical prefix to differentiate it from the many “Han” states throughout Chinese history.

Wu (222–280), commonly known as Eastern Wu or Sun Wu, was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280). It previously existed from 220–222 as a vassal kingdom nominally under Cao Wei, its rival state, but declared independence from Wei and became a sovereign state in 222. It became an empire in 229 after its founding ruler, Sun Quan, declared himself ‘Emperor’. Its name was derived from the place it was based in — the Jiangnan (Yangtze River Delta) region, which was also historically known as “Wu“. It was referred to as “Eastern Wu” or “Sun Wu” by historians to distinguish it from other Chinese historical states with similar names which were also located in that region, such as the Wu state in the Spring and Autumn period and the Wuyue kingdom in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. It was called “Eastern Wu” because it occupied most of eastern China in the Three Kingdoms period, and “Sun Wu” because the family name of its rulers was “Sun“. During its existence, Wu’s capital was at Jianye (present-day Nanjing, Jiangsu), but at times it was also at Wuchang (武昌; present-day Ezhou, Hubei).

Fortnite Battle Royale: Top 5 Best Weapons

EPIC SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN

The Semi-Auto Shotgun is a fearsome weapon at close range, able to take out enemies with a single shot to the upper body or two to the lower body. Even when your opponent is wearing armor, it’s a formidable weapon that will give you the upper hand in close quarters engagements. Unlike the Pump-Action Shotgun, there’s no pausing in between rounds to load a new cartridge into the receiver, which means you can keep the pressure on your opponent with multiple shots. But while this more than makes up for the lower damage output in comparison to the Pump-Action variant, the Semi-Auto Shotgun still isn’t exactly a fast firing weapon, and you’ll still need to place your shots carefully in order to be effective.

RARE M16 ASSAULT RIFLE

The M16 variant of the Assault Rifle is an excellent medium range weapon with enough damage and accuracy that it can still make for an effective long-range weapon, too. In blue Rare form, the M16 packs more damage and slightly less reload time in comparison to its more commonly found grey and green varieties. Finding an M16 allows one to roam the battlefield in confidence, selecting between static defensive tactics or a more mobile aggressive strategy. Indeed, the weapon’s automatic fire and impressive damage per second mean you can effectively camp and open up at enemies from close to medium range. But its accuracy and punch mean that even enemies with scoped weapons will have a hard time overcoming the Rare M16 as long as one stays moving during the engagement (the scoped Assault Rifle is comparatively difficult to use effectively when strafing or moving forward).

LEGENDARY ROCKET LAUNCHER

The Rocket Launcher is a devastating and intimidating weapon to opposing enemies. It has the ability to kill multiple enemies in a single hit, destroy walls and buildings, and confuse enemies from long range. The weapon has recently had both its reload speed and damage-to-buildings nerfed in a recent update, but it’s still an absolute beast and its damage-to-enemies remain the same. The Rocket Launcher presents a serious problem to anyone hauled up in a building, and it gives you a huge advantage late game versus survivors that attempt to built forts or walls during the final firefight.

LEGENDARY BOLT-ACTION SNIPER RIFLE

There are only three scoped weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale, which means whenever you find one you’ll have a decent advantage over other players from range. The sniper rifle comes in two variants: Bolt-Action and Semi-Auto. A recent patch has increased both the damage and speed of reload time for the Semi-Auto version, but the Bolt-Action’s incredible power means that it’s still the king of the scoped weapons.

LEGENDARY SCAR ASSAULT RIFLE

The Legendary SCAR rifle is absolutely the best weapon in Fortnite Battle Royale. With more damage and a quicker reload time, it has all the perks of the M16 with an even higher damage per second, which means you can maraud the battlefield in supreme confidence that you have an advantage over enemies at close, medium, and long range.

Top 10 Heaviest theropods

(Just to start this off I did research on this stuff)

Top 10

Suchomimus

(“crocodile mimic”) is a genus of large spinosaurid dinosaur with a crocodile-like skull that lived between 125–112 million years ago,[1] during the Aptian to early Albian stage of the Cretaceous period in Niger, Africa. The only species named in the genus is Suchomimus tenerensis.

Top 9

Chilantaisaurus

(“Ch’i-lan-t’ai lizard”) is a genus of neovenatorid theropod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Ulansuhai Formation of China (Turonian stage, about 92 million years ago). The type species, C. tashuikouensis, was described by Hu in 1964. Chilantaisaurus was a large theropod, estimated as weighing between 2.5 metric tons (2.8 short tons)[1] and 4 metric tons (4.4 short tons).[2] In 2010, Brusatte et al. estimated it to weigh 6,000 kilograms (13,000 lb), based on femur length measurements.[3]

It was 11 m (36 ft) [4] to 13 m (43 ft) [5] long.

Top 8

Deinocheirus

(/ˌdnˈkaɪərəs/ DY-no-KY-rəs) is a genus of large ornithomimosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous around 70 million years ago. In 1965, a pair of large arms, shoulder girdles, and a few other bones of a new dinosaur were first discovered in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. In 1970, this specimen became the holotype of the only species within the genus, Deinocheirus mirificus; the genus name is Greek for “horrible hand”. No further remains were discovered for almost fifty years, and its nature remained a mystery. Two more complete specimens were described in 2014, which shed light on many aspects of the animal. Parts of these new specimens had been looted from Mongolia some years before, but were repatriated in 2014.

Top 7

Tyrannotitan

is a genus of huge bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the carcharodontosaurid family from the Aptian stage of the early Cretaceous period, discovered in Argentina. It is closely related to other giant predators like Carcharodontosaurus and especially Giganotosaurus as well as Mapusaurus. The name means “Tyrant titan”.

Top 6

Oxalaia

Oxalaia is a genus of carnivorous theropods. It is a spinosaurine spinosaurid which lived during the Late Cretaceous (early Cenomanian stage, about 98 mya) in what is now Brazil.

Top 5 

Acrocanthasaurus

Acrocanthosaurus ( ak-ro-KAN-thə-SAWR-əs; meaning “high-spined lizard”) is a genus of theropod dinosaur that existed in what is now North America during the Aptian and early Albian stages of the Early Cretaceous. Like most dinosaur genera, Acrocanthosaurus contains only a single species, A. atokensis. Its fossil remains are found mainly in the U.S. states of Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, although teeth attributed to Acrocanthosaurus have been found as far east as Maryland.

Top 4

Giganotosaurus

JIG-ə-NOT-o-SAW-rus[1]) is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Argentina, during the early Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 98 to 97 million years ago. The holotype specimen was discovered in the Candeleros Formation of Patagonia in 1993, and is almost 70% complete. The animal was named G. carolinii in 1995; the genus name translates as “giant southern lizard” and the specific name honours the discoverer, Rubén D. Carolini. A dentary bone, a tooth and some tracks, discovered before the holotype, were later assigned to this animal. The genus attracted much interest and became part of a scientific debate about the maximum sizes of theropod dinosaurs.

Top 3

Carcharodontosaurus

is a genus of carnivorous carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs that existed between 112 and 93.5 million years ago,[1] during the early Albian to early Turonian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period. It is currently known to include two species, C.saharicus and C.iguidensis, which were among the larger theropods, nearly as large as or even larger than Tyrannosaurus, Giganotosaurus and Spinosaurus.

Top 2

Tyrannosaurus

is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex (rex meaning “king” in Latin), is one of the most well-represented of the large theropods. Tyrannosaurus lived throughout what is now western North America, on what was then an island continent known as Laramidia. Tyrannosaurus had a much wider range than other tyrannosaurids. Fossils are found in a variety of rock formations dating to the Maastrichtian age of the upper Cretaceous Period, 68 to 66 million years ago.[2] It was the last known member of the tyrannosaurids,[3] and among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist before the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction.

Top 1

Spinosaurus

(meaning “spine lizard”) is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the upper Albian to upper Turonian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 93.5 million years ago. This genus was known first from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologistErnst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were destroyed in World War II, but additional material has come to light in recent years. It is unclear whether one or two species are represented in the fossils reported in the scientific literature. The best known species is S. aegyptiacus from Egypt, although a potential second species, S. maroccanus, has been recovered from Morocco.

Top 14 Best SkyWars Player (based on my opinion)

Hello there! I’m a SkyWars fanatic and I’ve been looking into finding the top SkyWars players not based off of the total Wins/Kills leaderboard ig where the grinders dominate. I am on this leaderboard but I do know that the people on this leaderboard aren’t actually amazing players and really are just grinders with a lot of spare time (which made me quit grinding).

 

No.14
Zerko

I’ve never personally played with Zerko but judging by his stats he deserves a spot hereDecent player with which again I have little to say about. I’d say this level of skill is what I’d expect as minimum from a leaderboard player but that’s not going to be the case as as I said earlier it’s mostly full of grinders.

No.13
LikelyLo

Played both with and against him and I believe him and Zerko are pretty much equal but haven’t had as much playtime with Zerko and LikelyLo so have decided to put LikelyLo one slot above Zerko.

No.12
AlrightLads

An early grinder who actually dominated the leaderboards early on. I’ve played only against him and he was a challenge to kill. Much like myself I believe he has quit grinding almost 2 months ago now (I am 1 month) but I still think of this guy as a pro. He was my last boundary to getting No.1 Killer and almost beat me to first player to 10k kills (He didn’t don’t worry :p)

No.11
The3Three

So Th3Three is a very well known member and pretty much well rounded player. Good at basically everything and I have little to say about him. Except for the fact his skill comes from his purple power ok? That is all. :p Also I’ve played against him and though he is actually better than most I don’t believe he is better than anyone else on this list.

No.10
MonY_

With an impressive K/W ratio and a decent far above average K/D and W/L I believe he makes it into this No.11 place.

No.9
Kokeria

Kokeria is the current No.1 Killer in SkyWars, I’ve played MANY games with him AND against him and I don’t believe he deserves a slot any higher than this. A n impressive grinder but much less impressive player he falls into No.10 with a skill level above many players but not enough to make it into past this spot.

No.8
Farrow

Another impressive player with impressive stats. Not as much of a grinder which made me put higher than most of these other players since his stats are just as high or higher. Not much of a challenge to beat but I’ve not had much time to play with him. Through what I can see this is where he deserves to be.

No.7
DhruvTheGreat

Friendly guy, a member of a well known guild TeamHax. One of the few good grinders who don’t need to dedicate too much time. I haven’t seen him play recently and I do believe he has quit but that’s irrelevant as when he played he was still a brilliant player.

No.6
Troy_k

So this guy used to be a pretty good player early on, he doesn’t grind anymore and stopped almost 2 months ago now. His K/D and W/L is actually lower than Dhruv’s but I put him higher because I’ve fought both in game. Troy_K was a 1v1 and Dhruv was actually me getting 2v1ed yet I still won. I just think this makes Troy a better player IMO but it is probably debatable.

No.5
JohnTheReadhead

Now this guy, I originally thought he was a player who got carried by 1MW and actually thought 1MW was an extremely good player, but in actual fact John carried 1MW. I’m sure 1MW played teams with MANY people but I believe John is one of his main partners to grind with. Taking into account how I’ve seen him play and the fact that his stats are pretty impressive I do think he is in the top 10 and above the players currently below him. BUT the only reason he is above Leonard on this Leaderboard is because his W/L ratio is higher than leonard’s. That’s the ONLY reason so I’d like people to think of these 2 players as basically equal.

No.4
Jeffak

Not a very well known player in my opinion, but an incredibly good one still. His stats showing his skill as well as the games I’ve seen Jeffak makes it into the top 5 😀
No.3
LeonardDathMaul

The 2nd most Kills on the server. A hardcore grinder who has shot up the leaderboards in the past month. Though a grinder I’ve played against him and really do think he’s an impressive player who deserves a high up spot like this.

 

No.2
Mr69696969696969

Guy’s a beast. I’ve never beaten him and have seen him in action. Definetely deserves this spot and is a big jump from 3rd I must say but is still quite a way away from No.1. Before you say anything about hsi stats I’d just like to point out I’ve killed everyone below the No.2 spot. Everyone above has beaten me quite easily. Which is why Mr69 takes No.2.

No.1
FFS

ffs, the best skywars player. With both the highest K/D and W/L ratio on the server and playing just over 2600 games he earns the top player spot. You might question why he gets No.1 when he has so few wins compared to the others. It’s because he has LITERALLY more than triple some of the other’s K/D and W/L
ratios. The fact that he maintained both his super high ratios after so many games played simply earns him the right to top player. Also he was incredibly hard to kill (I did kill him) as I chased him across the entire middle of LongIsland. But I did kill him so that’s something nice to say.

Many may disagree but I’ve done the research so I have the numbers to back myself up. Anyone who you think should be on this leaderboard I might’ve already considered so please do ask about them. As for honourable mentions I’d like to point out
GoingToBe
SimplyMatic
Eddie_