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Hello, I am Applodion.

About meEdit

My particular interests include history, politics, religion, biology (especially evolution), and psychology. Of these topics, I am most proficient in regard to the first two, so these are the fields in which I mostly contribute on Wikipedia. My interest in human history is almost universal, though I mostly work on Middle Eastern, East Asian and African history articles on Wikipedia, as these topics are chronically underrepresented despite the great work of several dedicated Wikipedians.


List of articles I created (**), and significantly expanded (*) :

Ancient ChinaEdit

Medieval JapanEdit

Republican China (1912–49) and modern China (from 1949)Edit

(Pre-) Colonial AfricaEdit

Post-colonial AfricaEdit


Democratic Republic of the CongoEdit

Syria and the Syrian Civil WarEdit


Other topicsEdit


History of China
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning January 7, 2018
Creates fantastic articles about Chinese and Japanese history. Has added 60 citations and numerous articles about the Syrian Civil War.
Recognized for
Quality editing
Notable work(s)
Zhou–Chu War, Dapeng (state), Zhoulai, Rokugō rebellion, Warlord Rebellion in northeastern Shandong, War of Qi's succession, and Han–Liu War
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  The Writer's Barnstar
I know what a daunting task it can be to write about Zhou dynasty history, but you did a great job with Zhou–Chu War and Rebellion of the Three Guards. You're a wonderful Wikipedian! I look forward to reading more of your contributions! Zanhe (talk) 04:03, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
BTW, I never congratulated you for your magnificent work at Warlord Rebellion in northeastern Shandong. Nice job with this article. I hope to see more of your articles at DYK! MX () 04:29, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
  The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you for your work on East Asian history articles! Alex Shih (talk) 04:28, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For your quick and comprehensive work on Juma Butabika - Indy beetle (talk) 17:28, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For helpful information added to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Buckshot06 (talk) 05:50, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
  The Writer's Barnstar
I've been "stalking" your contributions for a few days. Thanks for contributing in several interesting areas, particularly the Chad Basin campaign (2018–2019) and articles relating to the Uganda–Tanzania War. Cheers! Mikrobølgeovn (talk) 12:39, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  All-Around Amazing Barnstar
For all-around incredible contributions but particularly the Air campaign of the Uganda–Tanzania War Chetsford (talk) 19:49, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
For all the work you've done helping me with or generating your own Uganda-Tanzania War content. It's a fun process! Indy beetle (talk) 18:30, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Uganda–Tanzania War

Thank you for quality articles on chronically underrepresented topics such as Air campaign of the Uganda–Tanzania War, Battle of Tororo and Kurt Rackow, for a neat user page, - user with an almost universal interest in human history. you are an awesome Wikipedian!

  The WikiProject Barnstar
Please accept this WikiProject Barnstar as a runner-up in the Military Historian of the Year awards for 2019. Well done! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 07:07, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
  The Writer's Barnstar
Blown away by the breadth and depth of your contributions! Simply amazing---I can only dream of producing articles like yours. Keep fighting the good fight! Kingoflettuce (talk) 15:19, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
  The Writer's Barnstar
Great work in the UDFAF expansion, you have made the article look good. Mr-5 —> (M 📩 SG) -+- ( Ed🖋 ting) 20:40, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
one year!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:07, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
After looking through your work and contributions on Wikipedia, I feel that you (Applodion) deserve this barnstar! So, here you go! Please enjoy it! Futurist110 (talk) 19:52, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
  The Writer's Barnstar
Great job at creating articles about battles involving ISIS! Borysk5 (talk) 15:35, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
Two years!