User:Brigade Piron

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I like to say that while antimatter may seem strange, it is strange in the sense that Belgians are strange. They are not really strange; it is just that one rarely meets them

Lawrence M. Krauss.

I'm a student interested in all history, but particularly focused on the Belgian variety in the 19th-20th centuries. My contributions to Wikipedia tend to be linked to my area of interest, but I also stray into other topics from time-to-time, though there tends to be some method in them somewhere. At the moment, I am working to improve the coverage of Belgium-related World War II content, which I feel is underrepresented on Wikipedia.

Here is a list of articles that I've started or been significantly involved in. Also, feel free to browse my library for references needed in Belgian history articles.

I have created a subproject of WP:MILHIST dedicated to Belgian military history and am always looking to recruit more users!

This is in recognition of your fine addition of an article for Emile Janssens, last commander of the Force publique. Keep up the good work!! Buckshot06 (talk) 07:02, 29 September 2013 (UTC)For your tireless efforts concerning the Belgian articles on Wikipedia and your contributions as a whole! Mathijsvs (talk) 18:19, 7 October 2013 (UTC)I see I'm not the first to think of this. You've earned it for your extensive contributions that greatly improve coverage of Belgium! Oreo Priest talk 21:28, 9 December 2013 (UTC)Congrats on your latest GA and for improving the Belgium and Tintin articles! Prhartcom (talk) 13:59, 21 May 2014 (UTC) Thanks for helping with the overhaul of the Mummies page, I really appreciate it! -- Saint Soren (talk) 15:31, 10 November 2013 (UTC) Flight of the Wild Geese award Seems a fitting way to mark the well-merited promotion of "Congo Crisis" to GA! Cliftonian (talk) 18:08, 3 August 2014 (UTC)


African history[edit]

The day will come when history will speak... Africa will write its own history...it will be a history of glory and dignity.

Patrice Lumumba

Worldwide density of geotagged Wikipedia entries

This is something I feel strongly about. There is little doubt that Wikipedia is shaped by a systematic bias in favour of Western, and particularly US, history. This is perfectly understandable, and although it is not bad that US history is well represented, we must now concentrate on remedying the core deficiencies of our project...many of which lie in African history. As African economies develop, Wikipedia has a real chance to become the reference source of impartial, comprehensive information on the history of the continent. An interesting article about the challenges wiki faces in Africa is available here.

Articles to "deal" with:

Belgium in World War II[edit]

[The German government] confirms its determination that in no circumstances will [it] impair [the] inviolability and integrity ...[of] Belgian territory ...

—German guarantee of Neutrality to Belgium, 13 October 1937

Belgium's course through World War II was a long and traumatic one. It's still reflected in Belgian politics and society today, but is sadly neglected in the Anglophone press and media. What books are available on the topic are usually specialized and inaccessible since, almost without exception, they are written in French or Dutch. As for its colonies (and especially the Belgian Congo), there tends to be the assumption in most books that they existed in a form of stasis, unaffected by the war. Wikipedia is not the right place for original research, but I hope to at least make sure that there is some form of impartial and general treatment of the history of Belgium and its colonial empire between 1940-5 which will be of use.


8 articles
Good article Belgium in World War II
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Good article Battle of Belgium
Good article German occupation of Belgium during World War II
Good article Belgian Resistance
Good article Free Belgian Forces
Good article Belgian government in exile
Good article Belgian Congo in World War II
Good article The Holocaust in Belgium


But also other WWII-Belgium related articles:

And perhaps...

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