Category talk:World War I

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Possible sub-category gaps[edit]

  • The Ottoman Empire and World War I (this would a good home for the Armenian articles, in a sub-sub-category)
  • France and World War I (Deliberately broader than military operations etc)
  • Belgium and World War I (as above)
  • Causes of World War I (we have an aftermath but not a formermath)

Thoughts? Roger 21:00, 9 May 2007 (UTC)


We have both:

  • World War I military equipment
  • World War I equipment

Could these be combined into the latter? Thoughts? Roger 22:51, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Too many parent categories?[edit]

I was just looking through the various sub-categories of Category:History of Australia and spotted this one, which seemed a bit out of place. I mean, sure, Australia took part in World War I, but the War is hardly a subset of Australian history. So I decided to look at the other parent cats for Category:World War I, and was astounded at how many "History of country X" categories there are. (I'm not concerned about the "Wars involving country X" categories, which are inherently different.) Was there ever a discussion about this, and agreement that this was appropriate?

As a rule, when most of the articles in Category X have nothing to do with potential parent Category Y, then Category X should not be made a subcategory of Category Y -- only the specific relevant articles of Category X should be included in Category Y. But that has been disregarded here. So I'd appreciate any light that can be shed on this situation. (Please alert me at my talk page if you reply here. Thanks!) Cgingold 13:51, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

I have converted the Australian parent category from Category:History of Australia to Category:Wars involving Australia, which I just created. Perhaps the other parent cats should be dealt with in similar fashion. Cgingold 14:10, 7 November 2007 (UTC)