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The Sha'ar haTziyun (OC 550 sk 9) speculates if in his day (~1900 CE) there was enough oppression of the Jews to warrant declaring the fasts of 10 Tevet, 17 Tammuz and 3 Tishrei into full fledged fasts (on the level of Tisha Bav), per the opinion of the Ramban (discussed here) that the nature of these fast days changes during times of oppression.

Do we have evidence of anyone actually instituting this on a communal or national scale during any of the too many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people over the last 2000 years?

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