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Reason for removing the "too long" tag
I believe that I sufficed the problem of unnecessary text length for this article. I've reduced and/or deleted some sections or portions that I perceive to be useless. So, if there's anything else you would like me to reduce or whatever, then reply. :) -AppleWormBoy (talk) 13:21, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
New collage mockup
I've put together a revised version of User:AppleWormBoy's proposal for a decade collage based on the preceding discussion. I replaced the war room image (an arguably America-centric image/event to highlight) with a photo of the Tahrir Square protests (as suggested above). Between Tahrir Square and the ISIS flag, I think the situation in the Middle East is reasonably well pictorially represented; while the Syrian War is important, I'm wary of these collages becoming uniform patchworks of rubble and indistinct crowds just because that's what a lot of important events look like. In the middle, then, I substituted a representative image of the European migrant crisis.
One big consideration, in my opinion, is visually distinct images which cover multiple features of the decade. So, for example, even though the Trump-Kim summit isn't the decade's most important event, it's an iconic image and it means we don't have to find a way of including a second image with Donald Trump in it; he's covered. Likewise, the image of the Tesla roadster in space is also an iconic picture, and it covers both private space travel and electric vehicles. I think that with the European migrant crisis covered, including a separate image for Brexit (which is hard to represent visually anyway) isn't ideal, so I substituted an image representing the Russian annexation of Crimea, a major geopolitical event.
Since people objected to the provinciality of the Chilean mine collapse, I substituted the lead image for our article on Xi Jinping, arguably the most powerful man in the world and one of the most important leaders of the decade.
If anyone has any better ideas for how to represent smartphones I'd be interested - my ideal would be something like this image, but with Twitter or something on the screen (to represent social media in a visually appealing way). The black outlines aren't the greatest.
I also wasn't sure what to put in the upper right (although I agree with the consensus that Bitcoin was the wrong choice), so I stuck a pride flag there - although frankly, I think a more iconic image, like File:Celebrating a new America -lovewins 58242 (18588276403).jpg, would be preferable if we're going to represent LGBT rights.
- Very insightful analysis. I actually agree with most of the pictures on your draft, except for Xi Jinping. Usually, decade montages here on Wikipedia don't have single major figures represented and more to do with all emblematic events. And plus, why shouldn't Brexit be on there? It's a significant catapult to most of Britain being distrustful over the European Union and would (probably) change the course of the UK's political history if the no-deal exit ever becomes engaged. —AppleWormBoy (talk) 23:43, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Nice collage, but I agree, Brexit should be somewhere on the collage as its own separate panel. It was a major disruption to decades of EU agreements (involving a significant number of countries), and may have ramifications wrt the EU's future.
- Seconded - the 'we voted leave' image used elsewhere seemed an ideal representation of not only Brexit but the broader populist movement in the west, which is an absolute **must** for the collage. Drones also seemed a potentially good shout. Also, not too sure about the Tesla in space either, doesn't seem a necessarily momentous event. - Half past formerly SUFCboy 16:20, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
It's certainly an improvement, but I personally don't like how crowded the upper middle image is. It's certainly hard to make up what it supposed to be (Arab Spring?). I also agree that the Xi Jinping picture is pretty cumbersome in how it is supposed to be representative of a whole decade. A Brexit-related picture would probably be preferable. The smartphone/tablet picture is also not ideal. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:46, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
- Saw comments regarding Brexit and Xi Jingping and made a draft accordingly, CaptainLeslieHero (talk) 16:49, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
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Adding Croatian EU accession to the "Prominent_political_events#Europe" subsection
I'm not experienced with editing Wikipedia articles, but surely if the Brexit referendum (United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016) has a slot, then the actual accession of Croatia to the EU (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_enlargement_of_the_European_Union) is also worth mentioning.