Talk:Dependent territory

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Historical dependent territories[edit]

Dependent territories that are now sovereign are listed in List of former sovereign states - Section: Former colonies, possessions, protectorates and territories, but there is no list of former dependent territories that are no longer sovereign. We could add that here or create a new article like Former dependencies or Former dependent territories. -- Beland (talk) 02:09, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Chile[edit]

The faraway Pacific islands of Chile may be special territories, but do any sources consider them dependencies? CMD (talk) 16:33, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

If you cannot find any source that lists them as dependencies, feel free to remove. It must be noted, though, that designating them as "special" was done with the intention of enacting immigration and residency laws so that residing there is only allowed to their native populations, not to all Chilean nationals. This arrangement, similar to that in place for Norfolk Island, is what prompted me to add them. Ladril (talk) 19:43, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Interesting point, but similar laws exist for other areas like the Galapagos and Sarawak. They'd perhaps make their own nice list, but I've not seen them listed as dependencies. I'll keep an eye out for sources though, this page could in general use more. CMD (talk) 22:02, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
OPPOSE - Easter Island and Juan Fernández Islands are not dependent territories at all, but are integral parts of Chile. Yes, recent amendments in the constitution grant them status as "special territories", but the most striking indication that they are not dependent territories are that they are part of the region Valparaíso Region, which is a first-level administrative division as one of the 15 regions of Chile. If they are dependent territories they would not be under one of the first-level administrative divisions of the country. In essence, you may consider them as dependent territories of Valparaiso Region, but not of Chile. Some further hints point to them not being dependencies are that they do not have their own currencies or ISO code. cchow2 (talk) 13:02, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Jan Mayen[edit]

Are there any sources that call Jan Mayen a dependency, or treat it as such? Not all integral territories are listed here, or we'd add every area in each country. CMD (talk) 18:58, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

RfC on Iraqi Kurdistan's level of autonomy[edit]

I would like to invite editors to comment at RfC proposal on Iraqi Kurdistan's level of autonomy, essentially resolving whether Iraqi Kurdistan should or shouldn't be added to the "other Dependent territories" under Asia topic.GreyShark (dibra) 18:15, 1 July 2014 (UTC)