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Do you have a question about history and have always been afraid to ask? Well, today is your lucky day. Ask away!

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Did they just leave them where they’d been buried during the war? Or have big mass graves afterwards?

And no mans land, who’s job was it to go thru and clear all of the barbed wire and fill in the trenches? Just the country the land is in?

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In other words, did "unemployment" as we know it exist before machines and full-blown capitalism came into play? Unemployment rate has been at the center of all election campaigns for decades, but when did people start paying attention to it?

I know extreme poverty touched every country during medieval times, but the idea of people being "job seekers" (or something resembling job seekers) during that era feels strange.

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Specifically soldiers that were in the middle of a fight or battle when the war ended, did they just awkwardly stare down the dude they were shooting at 20 minutes ago? Also what was packing up like? Did separate countries just watch the other pack up all of their stuff and just walk back? Sorry if my question is worded poorly or I come across as not knowing much about ww1. I’m only a junior in HS and my teachers haven’t gone in-depth about small little things like this.

Edit 1: just got back from school and JESUS CHRIST MY PHONE WAS BLOWING UP. Thank you for all the replies (serious and comical). I didn’t expect this post to blow up like it has. I really do enjoy learning about history, and with the 100th anniversary of ww1 ending this question popped up into my head. Once again thank you to everyone who answered my question and added more situations from other wars in them!

Edit 2: Just checked my messages and turns out I made the front page of reddit. THANK YOU YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME

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I know that in WWI there was a lot of new technology and a lot of new strategies that had to be developed, but what country learned how to effectively used these new strategies and technology the fastest? Or did they all develop at the same pace?

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While researching ww2 stuff, I foound that the name of Romania was never a consistent fact.

I know it seems like a dumb question since it doesn't really matter, but I did the initial reasearch to make a speach. And I have to say "Romania" multiple times, and I'm not sure if I should say Rumania or not.

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