Template talk:NATO summits
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Conventionally, there is only one NATO summit for heads of state during a single year. The exception was 1989, when the "regular" summit in the Spring was supplemented by an emergency meeting in December. The editor who created this template suggested that the article titles for these two summits should be distinguished by the name of the month in which the meetings took place. Yes, of course, I agree with that reasoning; however, I think it's better to append the dates in parenthesis after the more important information in the title.
- May 1989 Brussels summit ----> 1989 Brussels summit (May)
- December 1989 Brussels summit ----> 1989 Brussels summit (December)
In other words, I think that the date and location are arguably the most important information the title needs convey; and the months are merely included for disambiguation.
See chart/graph at Nato summit which is edited to be consistent with changes made here.