Wikipedia:WikiProject Former countries

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Scope[edit]

WikiProject Former countries is a collaboration for articles about countries that existed in history, but no longer exist as political entities. The project will work towards defining a structure and formulate a template for former sovereign states. For the scope of articles see Category:Former countries.

A list is also available Wikipedia:WikiProject Former countries/Status (not updated - this list should eventually be superseded after all entries have been assessed).

Parentage[edit]

No parent WikiProjects are defined. However, a level of coordination with WikiProjects like WikiProject Countries, WikiProject Limited recognition and WikiProject History is desirable.

Collaborations with other WikiProjects[edit]

  • WikiProject Heraldry and vexillology - through the exchange of banners, we will assist this project in compiling their catalog of heraldry-related articles, while at the same time getting their help in tracking down missing flag/heraldry images for entries on former countries.

Subprojects[edit]

Bureaus[edit]

Bureaus exist to handle general topics and to coordinate provisions that applies to several projects (task forces, work groups and WikiProjects) that cover similar areas.

Task Forces[edit]

Task forces are set up to handle specific topics and function like virtual WikiProjects within the general framework of WikiProject Former countries.

Work Groups[edit]

Work groups can be set up within a task force to handle specific areas or certain types of articles. In certain cases it is also possible to delegate a work group directly from a bureau.

Descendant WikiProjects[edit]

WikiProject Former countries is the parent of these WikiProjects:

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Assessment[edit]

This section is now up and running. The {{WPFC}} banner must now be placed on all former country entries and ratings assigned.

Cartography[edit]

Every entry needs a map indicating the location of the country in question. This is a place for map-makers to come together.

Templates[edit]

WP Former countries is responsible for two major infoboxes used to describe former territories

  1. Template:Infobox country (talk) - please read the Instructions, before use
  2. Template:Infobox former subdivision (Syntax)

Ultimately, this infobox should be in place on all historical state entries, including links to its preceding and succeeding forms.

Banner: {{WikiProject Former countries}}
This should be placed at the top of the talk page of any former country. In addition to an article rating, the banner also contains a few important article request features if the following parameters are given:

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Vital Articles[edit]

These articles within the scope WikiProject Former countries are classified as vital at level 3.

Sample Entries[edit]

Here are some sample entries. These articles are at various levels of completion.

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