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    [–] What are some international issues happening in the world today that are relatable to historical events that happened during World War I and II? 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.

    For further explanation of the rule, feel free to consult this META thread.

    [–] What was the most “complicated” war/conflict in history? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    This submission has been removed because it violates the rule on poll-type questions. These questions do not lend themselves to answers with a firm foundation in sources and research, and the resulting threads usually turn into monsters with enormous speculation and little focussed discussion. Questions about the "most", the "worst", or other value judgments usually lead to vague, subjective, and speculative answers. For further information, please consult this Roundtable discussion.

    For questions of this type, we ask that you redirect them to more appropriate subreddits, such as /r/history or /r/askhistory.

    [–] My GGFfought in Flanders and I can't decipher one location. jschooltiger 2 points ago in AskHistorians

    Hello there! As your question is related to looking for identification/information regarding military personnel, 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. While the users here may still be able to lend you more assistance, hopefully this will provide a good place to start!

    [–] Did Napoleon do more to preserve the legacy of the French Revolution or to destroy it? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    Hi there - unfortunately we have had to remove your question, because /r/AskHistorians isn't here to do your homework for you. However, our rules DO permit people to ask for help with their homework, so long as they are seeking clarification or resources, rather than the answer itself.

    If you have indeed asked a homework question, you should consider resubmitting a question more focused on finding resources and seeking clarification on confusing issues: tell us what you've researched so far, what resources you've consulted, and what you've learned, and we are more likely to approve your question. Please see this Rules Roundtable thread for more information on what makes for the kind of homework question we'd approve. Additionally, if you're not sure where to start in terms of finding and understanding sources in general, we have a six-part series, "Finding and Understanding Sources", which has a wealth of information that may be useful for finding and understanding information for your essay. Finally, other subreddits are likely to be more suitable for help with homework - try looking for help at /r/HomeworkHelp.

    Alternatively, if you are not a student and are not doing homework, we have removed your question because it resembled a homework question. It may resemble a common essay question from a prominent history syllabus or may be worded in a broad, open-ended way that feels like the kind of essay question that a professor would set. Professors often word essay questions in order to provide the student with a platform to show how much they understand a topic, and these questions are typically broader and more interested in interpretations and delineating between historical theories than the average /r/AskHistorians question. If your non-homework question was incorrectly removed for this reason, we will be happy to approve your question if you wait for 7 days and then ask a less open-ended question on the same topic.

    [–] Who was the 'greatest' historian of the 20th century? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    This submission has been removed because it violates the rule on poll-type questions. These questions do not lend themselves to answers with a firm foundation in sources and research, and the resulting threads usually turn into monsters with enormous speculation and little focussed discussion. Questions about the "most", the "worst", or other value judgments usually lead to vague, subjective, and speculative answers. For further information, please consult this Roundtable discussion.

    For questions of this type, we ask that you redirect them to more appropriate subreddits, such as /r/history or /r/askhistory.

    [–] Why didn't current republics of Russia, like Tatarstan, Chechnya, Dagestan, etc., become independent countries when the USSR collapsed, similar to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, etc? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    Please don't post pedantic corrections like this. There are multiple ways to transliterate Қазақстан and Тоҷикистон, including some into Russian Cyrillic then into the English Latin alphabet, and others straight into the Latin alphabet from their native languages.

    [–] Could the Americans have won the revolution without the help of the French? jschooltiger 20 points ago in AskHistorians

    Since "What if"s are generally unwelcome on this subreddit

    The mod-team decided to approve this because it's not fundamentally a question of "what would have happened if the French didn't intervene," it's "what influence did the country as a whole have?"

    If you have concerns about a question, we'd prefer you to hit the "report" button or send us a mod-mail via the sidebar link, rather than backseat mod. Thanks.

    [–] Was Charles V successful in defending Catholicism in Europe from the Protestant Reformation and the threat of the Ottomans in the East? jschooltiger 0 points ago in AskHistorians

    Look, this is fairly straightforward. If you read the links above, you would see this explained, but the tl;dr is:

    • We will not do your homework for you.

    • We will happily host a question that explains what you're looking for and asks for resources to find that

    If you want help, you can post the second type of question, not the first. Simple enough.

    [–] Would the USSR have won the war in Europe without the Allies? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    Sorry, but your submission has been removed because we don't allow hypothetical questions. If possible, please feel free to rephrase the question so that it does not call for such speculation, and resubmit. Otherwise, this sort of thing is better suited for /r/HistoryWhatIf. You can find a more in-depth discussion of this rule here.

    [–] Who has the highest kill count in world history? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    This submission has been removed because it violates the rule on poll-type questions. These questions do not lend themselves to answers with a firm foundation in sources and research, and the resulting threads usually turn into monsters with enormous speculation and little focussed discussion. Questions about the "most", the "worst", or other value judgments usually lead to vague, subjective, and speculative answers. For further information, please consult this Roundtable discussion.

    For questions of this type, we ask that you redirect them to more appropriate subreddits, such as /r/history or /r/askhistory.

    [–] Was Charles V successful in defending Catholicism in Europe from the Protestant Reformation and the threat of the Ottomans in the East? jschooltiger 0 points ago in AskHistorians

    Sure you have, that's why you said

    I’m doing an essay on this topic ...

    :)

    You are welcome to wait seven days to repost this question, as we said in the removal message. Alternatively, you can follow our rules and resubmit a question more focused on finding resources and seeking clarification on confusing issues: tell us what you've researched so far, what resources you've consulted, and what you've learned, and we are more likely to approve your question.

    Or, we are quite happy to temporarily ban you from posting here until after your deadline. Totally up to you!

    Thanks!

    [–] Who are some dual sport athletes that played FB at your college, but excelled even more at another sport? jschooltiger 1 points ago in CFB

    Justin Gage was a QB-turned-wideout at Mizzou, who also played on the BB team that reached the Elite Eight in 2002. He wound up being drafted in the fifth round by the Bears, and played four years there before being traded to Tennessee; they released him in 2011.

    [–] Was Charles V successful in defending Catholicism in Europe from the Protestant Reformation and the threat of the Ottomans in the East? jschooltiger 0 points ago in AskHistorians

    Hi there - unfortunately we have had to remove your question, because /r/AskHistorians isn't here to do your homework for you. However, our rules DO permit people to ask for help with their homework, so long as they are seeking clarification or resources, rather than the answer itself.

    If you have indeed asked a homework question, you should consider resubmitting a question more focused on finding resources and seeking clarification on confusing issues: tell us what you've researched so far, what resources you've consulted, and what you've learned, and we are more likely to approve your question. Please see this Rules Roundtable thread for more information on what makes for the kind of homework question we'd approve. Additionally, if you're not sure where to start in terms of finding and understanding sources in general, we have a six-part series, "Finding and Understanding Sources", which has a wealth of information that may be useful for finding and understanding information for your essay. Finally, other subreddits are likely to be more suitable for help with homework - try looking for help at /r/HomeworkHelp.

    Alternatively, if you are not a student and are not doing homework, we have removed your question because it resembled a homework question. It may resemble a common essay question from a prominent history syllabus or may be worded in a broad, open-ended way that feels like the kind of essay question that a professor would set. Professors often word essay questions in order to provide the student with a platform to show how much they understand a topic, and these questions are typically broader and more interested in interpretations and delineating between historical theories than the average /r/AskHistorians question. If your non-homework question was incorrectly removed for this reason, we will be happy to approve your question if you wait for 7 days and then ask a less open-ended question on the same topic.

    [–] Without breaking the rules, how have historical occupations been able to succeed and how have recent conflicts been unable to replicate that? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    The easiest way would probably be to ask about how ancient empires were able to succeed (or fail) in occupying territories, or exercising hegemony on them, and possibly also to ask how those tactics compared to modern ones.

    [–] Have there been any diseases or illness' that were created from scavenging animals eating the dead soldiers left on battlefields? 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.

    For further explanation of the rule, feel free to consult this META thread.

    [–] Generations of American children were taught that everyone thought the world was flat except Columbus and that he was a brilliant hero. What are examples of historical figures which in the recent past were national heroes in other countries but are seen in a far less flattering light today? 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.

    For further explanation of the rule, feel free to consult this META thread.

    [–] "The Holocaust wouldn't have happened if Germans had been armed." Did gun control exist in Germany, and what effect did it have? jschooltiger 1 points ago in AskHistorians

    Sorry, but your submission has been removed because we don't allow hypothetical questions. If possible, please feel free to rephrase the question so that it does not call for such speculation, and resubmit. Otherwise, this sort of thing is better suited for /r/HistoryWhatIf. You can find a more in-depth discussion of this rule here.

    [–] Without breaking the rules, how have historical occupations been able to succeed and how have recent conflicts been unable to replicate that? 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.

    For further explanation of the rule, feel free to consult this META thread.