Talk:Incorporation of Xinjiang into the People's Republic of China

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Explanation of Title Change[edit]

The article title was changed from the People's Liberation Army's Invasion of Xinjiang (1949) to The "Peaceful Liberation" of Xinjiang because the latter is a more historically accurate description of the event depicted in the article. Aside from the Osman Batur's Kazaks, none of the other belligerents fought the People's Liberation Army, whose entry into the region was preceded by political accommodations reached among the major parties. In this sense, it was more of a political takeover than an invasion. ContinentalAve (talk) 05:02, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Then why are there scare quotes around the term "peaceful liberation"? And why does it have a definite article? The title does not square with manual of style. 216.8.134.159 (talk) 19:15, 22 November 2010 (UTC)