Talk:Grand Duchy of Baden

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Merger proposal[edit]

99% of the articles come from the same source. The Baden article is entirely copied from the Encyclopædia Britannica entry, which was made specifically for the Grand Duchy of Baden status in the year of 1911. There's no reason to put info about a specifically year in a article that period covers more then 900 years of history. And for the others periods of Baden history there are plenty of articles, as History of Baden, County of Baden, Duchy of Baden, Electorate of Baden and Free People's State of Baden. Jack Bufalo Head (talk) 23:33, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

As no one cared to appear, I will make the merge. Jack Bufalo Head (talk) 21:54, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Industry section and geography section[edit]

Why is the text here in the "industry section" and "geography" in the past tense? Is industry in the region different now? Is the geography different now? Could somebody who knows either correct the tense or add something about modern times please. RuthLivingstone (talk) 08:29, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

This article is about a state that ceased to exist in 1918. The discussion of agriculture, game animals, wine-growing, etc., in the section "geography" should really be re-written to reflect what the case was during the existence of the Grand Duchy prior to 1918, not now.Smeat75 (talk) 19:32, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
It isn't about nowadays. It was written in 1911. Moagim (talk) 23:25, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Removed references to modern politics etc[edit]

This article is about a historical state that ceased to exist in 1918. Therefore I have removed the sentence "Due to the traditional rivalry between the populations of Baden and Württemberg, there was a strong opposition in Baden (predominantly in the South) against the unification of the two initially independent Länder. In recent years patriotism in Baden has increased again, mainly due to discontent with the politics of the government in Stuttgart (situated in Württemberg)" from the section "population" as this relates to developements after 1918 and should be discussed in other articles than this one.Smeat75 (talk) 19:27, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

About Baden and Württemberg[edit]

As I wrote elsewhere [1], a sockpuppeteer (variously known as -Ilhador-, Jack Bufalo Head, Moagim) tends to confuse historical polities with geographical regions and his edits and controversial moves had to be reverted. --Omnipaedista (talk) 16:26, 6 November 2013 (UTC)