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    [–] How does wealth inequality in 2017 compare to inequality in civilizations in other periods of time? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    This submission has been removed because it involves current events. To keep from discussion of politics, we have a 20-year rule here. You may want to try /r/ask_politics or another current-events focused sub. For further explanation of this rule, feel free to consult this Rules Roundtable.

    [–] Who was the closest historical equivalent to Tintin from the Adventures of Tintin (a gifted young person that has had a very adventure-filled, remarkable life even before becoming an adult)? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] Is there any "holy" relics from Religions (past or present) we still have today, intact? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] Why do South Koreans protest food so much? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    Sure, if you'd like to resubmit the question so that it expressly focuses on events pre-1998, that would be fine.

    [–] Why do South Koreans protest food so much? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    This submission has been removed because it violates our '20-Year Rule'. To discourage off-topic discussions of current events, questions, answers and all other comments must be confined to events that happened 20 years ago or more. For further explanation of this rule, feel free to consult this Rules Roundtable.

    [–] How can I find more information about the USS James C Owens than what is mentioned on the internet. jschooltiger 2 points ago in AskHistorians

    Oh, also -- you could check in somewhere like r/Warships or r/navy to see if anyone there knows something about the Owens or other Sumner-class destroyers. Check with the r/navy mods first, maybe? but I think they allow that type of post.

    [–] Why was the Church of Scientology officially recognized as a religion in America, even though it committed numerous criminal acts including infiltration and espionage toward the Federal government? jschooltiger 52 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] How can I find more information about the USS James C Owens than what is mentioned on the internet. jschooltiger 3 points ago in AskHistorians

    So I'm assuming you've found the usual sources, such as the USS James C. Owens website with reunion information on it? It looks like that's fairly active, last updated 3/5, and it might be worth contacting the folks listed on that page to start a conversation.

    Our Guide on Military Identification may be of use to you. It provides a number of different resources, including how to request service records from a number of national agencies around the world, as well as graphical aids to assist in deciphering rank, unit, and other forms of badges or insignia. This could be helpful if you have photos or other memorabilia you need to identify.

    The Naval History and Heritage Command has a Vietnam section, linked there, that could also provide a starting point for you.

    [–] when was the last time humans fought a pitched battle? jschooltiger 2 points ago in AskHistorians

    Hey u/grapp, can you explain what you're considering to be a "pitched battle?" Thanks!

    [–] Is it true that Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland is actually a metaphor for pagan genocide? What are the origins of this story? jschooltiger 22 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in AskHistorians

    I'm sorry, calling someone's writing "snide arrogance for a display of ignorance" is in no way acceptable here. If you could consider editing your post to be respectful of the debate, we can look into restoring it, but as it stands it's a clear violation of our rules on civility.

    [–] Did the Tower of Babel exist? If not, what were the sources/structures that influenced artists in painting completely different renditions of the tower? jschooltiger 3 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] During the Cold War, how did the formation of NATO affect the chances of world war? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] Why did the Romans have three very small provinces in northwestern Italy? jschooltiger 2 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] Why are borders in Europe and Asia 'jagged', but in Africa a lot of them are straight lines? jschooltiger 2 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] How was Roman street food served and eaten given that disposable materials were much less available? jschooltiger 7 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] I keep hearing about perjury, what are some famous cases of perjury for people's sworn testimony in congress? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    Sorry, we don't allow "example seeking" questions. It's not that your question was bad; it's that these kinds of questions tend to produce threads that are collections of disjointed, partial, inadequate responses. If you have a question about a specific historical event, period, or person, feel free to rewrite your question and submit it again. If you don't want to rewrite it, you might try submitting it to /r/history, /r/askhistory, or /r/tellmeafact.

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    [–] Did any WWII submarines come across the "Titanic?" jschooltiger 5 points ago in AskHistorians

    Side-Scan Sonar is what was used to find RMS Titanic,

    Apologies, but this is wrong. The side-scan sonar used by the French vessel Le Suroît failed to find the wreck, although it passed quite nearby. Ballard found it using a towed camera sled on the research vessel Knorr to search for the Titanic's debris field, which led him toward the main body of the wreck (which of course is in two large pieces on the ocean floor).

    [–] How historically accurate is 'walk the plank'? How did it work? jschooltiger 4 points ago in AskHistorians

    Rice can absorb water and swell, either creating pressure on a ship enough to burst its seams from the inside, or simply creating enough weight in the ship that it can suddenly lose buoyancy and sink. It's often hard to tell if a ship is riding low in the water during a storm. (The Edmund Fitzgerald is an example of a ship that sank due to water being absorbed in its cargo -- loose hatch covers meant the taconite pellets inside could absorb enough water to make the ship suddenly founder.)

    [–] Where does the Russian empire come from? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

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    [–] UPDATE: The Trump Administration and the National Endowment for the Humanities jschooltiger 9 points ago in AskHistorians

    Thanks for reading our rules! META threads operate under a somewhat different set of them than regular threads. In particular, posts about historiography and the historical profession are exceptions to that. From the linked Roundtable thread.

    Historiography:

    Questions which are about the study of history, methodology, and modern debates in the academy about historical theories and interpretation are acceptable. For example, a question about the current state of the Intentionalist-Functionalist debate in Holocaust studies would be acceptable, even though it deals in part with current matters.