Talk:Polish–Czechoslovak War

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Polish historiography[edit]

How is this war known in the Polish historiography? Is it known as the war at all? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:15, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Polish agitation leaflet
Czech agitation leaflet
  • the Polish war memorials in the gallery seem to talk of it as a war. -- Esemono (talk) 21:24, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
  • and in the Poland a historical Atlas by Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski it is called the the Czechoslovak war of Cieszyn; Czechoslovak invasion [of Poland] in violation of a local agreement -- Esemono (talk) 04:03, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
Polish sources are not unified in the classification. As was pointed above, some call it a "war" or "invasion". Classification simply as "conflict" occur most often I think. The conflict itself is not much known in Poland and Poland fought "real" wars in the East at that time, so this conflict is quite small and insignificant compared to them. - Darwinek (talk) 09:01, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Name of the article[edit]

Why is the article named Poland-Czechoslovakia war please? Given the name of the similar Polish–Lithuanian War or any other war in which Poland was involved (the Polish–Ukrainian War, the Polish–Russian wars, the Polish–Swedish wars, the Polish–Ottoman wars, etc.) I would expect the article to be named Polish–Czechoslovak War rathen than what is the current name.--Civilization Project (talk) 15:13, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, there should be some naming conventions about that. Try to search for them at Wikipedia:Naming conventions. - Darwinek (talk) 16:10, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! It appears there is no specific naming convention for wars. But there is a general consistency rule which says that "Similar articles generally should share similar terms.". Therefore the proposed name (Polish–Czechoslovak War) appears to be more in line with naming conventions than the current one.--Civilization Project (talk) 18:27, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
You are right. I've moved the article. - Darwinek (talk) 18:56, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
So we are now concocting names for conflicts out of nothing?
This should be called whatever it was called in English language print media and diplomatic circles in 1920.
You can't expect every conflict to have a name in Mongolian already, but there should be a pre-existing English name for a European event of this sort.
Varlaam (talk) 21:47, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

B-class review[edit]

This article is currently at start/C class, but could be improved to B-class if it had more (inline) citations.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 01:39, 11 May 2012 (UTC)