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Why wanting to know the reasons why a certain and specific historical fact have a certain consequence is considered propaganda?

This question was closed by an alleged reason: The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific idea, theory, cause, group or person. It does not appear to be a ...
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Does a question about "where a people may come from originally" fit to History Stack Exchange?

I have a question about my History Stack Exchange post: Where were the ancient Israelites before they came to Israel (if they were new inhabitants at all)? I am confused what is happening here. I ...
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Is it allowed to ask why a certain word ended up taking a meaning pretty different from its original one?

I'd like to ask about how in lots of spanish speaking countries in South America the word "coger" ("to take" in English) ended as synonym of "having sex". This word doesn'...
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Are comparison questions acceptable?

Are comparison questions acceptable? More specifically, I wanted to ask how one would compare the Dutch and Venetian Republics during their zeniths - both were non-monarchical, both thrived on ...
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What is wrong with the question about rumors of unusual sexual practices in a specific ethnic group?

Has bestiality been noticeably prevalent among Muslim / Middle East people and for how long? Question is put on hold with the following explanation: "The primary purpose of this question appears ...
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Why were these posts edited?

This question and this question originally contained religious messages, which were obviously completely off topic, were not questions, and served only to promote religious beliefs. They should ...
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Rationale for migration of the historical sports question

I understand how this question could fit in the topic of Sports.SE (obviously): https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/11434/any-historical-sports-with-instant-win-moves What I don't understand ...
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Why is this bigotry tolerated on the site?

I find the existence of this question, as worded, rather offensive. Am I really alone in that opinion? Update: I have done some additional thinking on why this post offends me. What offends is the ...