Talk:List of wars involving Australia
Ambigious word Ally
The last column in this table is rather problematic. The victorious party is usually the Allies . But to which side the word ally refer to is unclear. Because in other columns the word ally is not used. (Same with communist victory and coalition defeat) The author must be more precise to show Australia's stand. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 21:42, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
I think I know what you mean? Do you think it would help people more if I added in allies as well as opponents? 19 December 2011 Collingwood26 —Preceding undated comment added 23:46, 18 December 2011 (UTC).
- I think the words victorious or defeated must refer to Australian side. So instead of Communist victory you can just state "defeated" and instead of coalition victory you can state "victorious". You can also use coloring for victory, defeat or indecisive. (see Webcolor) Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 02:57, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
- Of course links help to clarify. But my original objection was the inconsistency between 2nd and the 4th columns of the table . For example, in the second war, the result is alliance victory. Well which side was the alliance ? In other words, was Australia victorious or defeated ? Certainly after reading the linked articles one may draw conclusions. But the table must be more precise and even without using the links the reader should be able to perceive the conclusion. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 21:03, 19 December 2011 (UTC)