Both tags and exist presently.

All the questions in the latter, except this one, also use the first tag.

Should this situation be modified, or do both tags serve a different (and useful) purpose?

  • Here, I guess that a strict observation and analysis of possible problems, plusses or downsides might be better kept to the Q itself, not 'a' solution, but guesses at possible ones? Or just fleshed out. But since you chose to self-answer anyway (which is fine, btw) : perhaps better frame 'the problem' separately and focus your answer on your solution? (Formally: Am having trouble voting on this, as 'Q is leading'…) May 11, 2020 at 21:19

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I deleted my previous answer where I disagreed with the OP's idea that there is a separate case for both and . Reading Jones' 'Crusaders' has made me change my mind, so I'm ready to present a case for both tags here.

General Idea

  1. for questions relating to all officially declared Crusades, in other words the Crusades to the Holy Land, as well as the Reconquista, the Northern Crusades, anti-Ottoman Crusades alongside the internal Christian strifes (e.g., the Albigensian Crusade).
  2. for questions relating to individuals who 'took the cross', even if they were not participants on an official Crusade, and for topics that relate to the motivations of participating in religious wars.


  • @RodrigodeAzevedo: See here how I changed my opinions on this topic :)
    – gktscrk
    Jul 6, 2020 at 10:19

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