After a few weeks longer than we originally planned, here is finally the policy on which areas are considered on- and offtopic for /r/Europe.
Please note that this does not represent a policy change but due to getting requests for it repeatedly we have now put it in a clear written form for everyone to enjoy.
We do hope we didn't make any obvious mistakes, in general the goal is to combine a wide definition of contemporary Europe while also fitting the areas of the transcontinental countries in in some form since they're still part of the same nations that most definitely have parts that belong to Europe.
This also hopefully can be used to resolve the vast majority of complaints about something not being in Europe and we'll add it to our wiki later today.
If you do have any remaining questions please ask them below or contact us via modmail.
##Geographical policy of /r/Europe: The main focus of /r/Europe is the geographical region of Europe within the borders of the Caucasus, Ural and Bosporus strait (plus Cyprus, Greenland as well as the Caucasus countries Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia).
All news submissions from these areas are on-topic, as long as they don't violate any other rules.
There are two major countries in Europe that are transcontinental (Russia and Turkey) where special rules apply for the geographically Asian parts.
News submissions from these geographically Asian areas of Russia and Turkey are only considered on topic if the news is pan-Russian/pan-Turkish (e.g. national politics, protests, major events) or if it is directly engaging another European nation.
The mod team reserves the right to approve funny, unique, major or otherwise interesting submissions that don't fall into these categories.
In addition to the areas mentioned above all areas belonging to members of the Council of Europe in their entirety (plus Kazakhstan) are c... keep reading on reddit ➡
There are other parts of the world for Pete’s sake. I under stand that it may be harder to collect data somewhere else. Or that this is an American based site. But to hell with where most Germans reside other then Germany, and I don’t want to know where most deaths occur on motorcycles Montana vs Monaco. Where the hell is Brazil, Morocco, Sudan Australia or China vs Japan. And what about New Zealand vs Canada. God damn your Eurocentric bean counting colonial clicks. The globe is bigger then this.
Has anyone got any advice to offer as to particularly areas to avoid working because of hostility to minority ethnic, immigrant or LGBT+ docs etc?
Not saying to name hospitals, departments etc. Just to keep it broad- It doesn't have to be about the hospital, it could be about the area in general.
This region seems to really stand out in this graph from UNAIDS. Over the last decade, the only other region with a rise in incidence was Middle East And North Africa, but it was only a 7% increase, vs +43% in Eastern Europe And Central Asia.
I gathered from this document by UNAIDS that the major disease burden in this region is on IV drug users, and the main hurdles to controlling the disease are punitive laws and social stigma (p.336, 338). But why is this region handling the disease so much worse than other regions, specifically Middle East And North Africa?
It seems that these 2 regions have similarly oppressive political climate and legislature (Table 18.2 & 19.2). The minorities also appears to be similarly marginalized. And according to the document, Eastern Europe And Central Asia had more resources available than Middle East And North Africa did (~40% vs 20% of the resource needed for achieving 2025 goals) (Fig. 18.10 & 19.6).
I understand that this is probably a complicated issue with a myriad of factors at play. And I must admit that I do not know much about the political and cultural situation of these regions. To sum up, my question is:
>What are the major impetus to the remarkably worse HIV control in Eastern Europe And Central Asia, as compared to Middle East And North Africa, despite having a seemingly similar socio-political environment and higher resource availability?
I'm asking because as a speaker of French, I've seen a lot of educational contents in book shops targetted at French speakers, and none of them would even mention the existence of long vowels in Latin. After personally reading 2/3 of LLPSI and related works in English, I would feel lost in a world where macrons would be removed at once, so I can't really make an use of all the books sold in the French speaking world.
So my question is whether it is only the English speaking world that uses macrons in Latin, or whether it was just a coincidence. Or is it only LLPSI that consistently writes them?
Thanks a lot!
Correct me if I'm wrong or if I'm missing a region: