/r/AskHistorians/

r/AskHistorians

2.1M members
r/AskHistorians is a subreddit with 2.1M members. Its distinguishing qualities are that the community is massive in size, and has crazy activity.
The Portal for Public History. Please read the rules before participating, as we remove all comments which break the rules. Answers must be in-depth and comprehensive, or they will be removed.

Popular Themes in r/AskHistorians

#1
Advice Requests
: "How did medieval warriors "kill" each other if the armour was so hard to penetrate?"
13 posts
#2
Solution Requests
: "Where does the perception that the Nazis were but a few decisions away from victory in the Second World War come from?"
11 posts
#3
Pain & Anger
: "Why did goat milk lose out to cow’s milk?"
8 posts

Popular Topics in r/AskHistorians

#1

History

: "How did sociology and History come to differ SO MUCH from economics in their orthodoxies?"
9 posts
#2

Japan

: "Michael Cliett, VFX supervisor of FX's Shōgun, said in a recent interview that having the cast wear shoes in set was a historical inaccuracy they could not avoid on set and "nobody wore shoes in 1600 Japan". How true is this and when was footwear in Japan abandoned/adopted as commonplace in society?"
6 posts
#3

Rome

: "The population of the city of Rome fell by almost a million, to a low of 30,000. What was the experience like living in an abandoned city?"
5 posts
#4

Ww2

: "Is it likely that the Soviet Union would have surrendered to Germany if Moscow was captured in Ww2?"
5 posts
#5

Wwii

: "Why did the people of England reject Churchill after Wwii? "
4 posts
#6

Europe

: "What exactly caused the spread of atheism in modern Europe?"
3 posts
#7

Hitler

: "Why did Hitler stay and die in Berlin instead of going to the Alps to keep on fighting?"
3 posts
#8

Medieval Peasant

: "How much meat did an average Medieval Peasant in Europe eat?"
3 posts
#9

Language

: "In England, why did the Language of the conquered become the Language of the ruling class instead of the other way around?"
3 posts
#10

Colonization

: "Why is the Colonization of Siberia generally forgotten by most in North America (and maybe even europe), even as in the modern age Colonial Legacies become more scrutinized and discussed?"
3 posts

Member Growth in r/AskHistorians

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