Talk:Angela Merkel

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Former good article nominee Angela Merkel was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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December 6, 2005 Peer review Reviewed
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Moved here from article[edit]

Notable facts[edit]

  • In her office Merkel has a picture of the German-born Russian Empress Catherine the Great, who is described by Merkel as "a strong woman".[1]
  • In July 2006, during the G8 Summit proceedings at Konstantinovsky Palace, United States President Bush strode up behind Merkel and clasped his hands upon her shoulders in a massage-like way. Bush's action startled Merkel, causing her to flail her arms. The awkward exchange became a popular viral video on YouTube[2]
  • At the 2006 WEF (World economic Forum) in Davos, Switzerland the newly elected Merkel was dubbed "Queen of Davos" by the other attendees and subsequently the World's media.
  • On the 8 June 2006, Merkel launched her video podcast via the Bundeskanzlerin website, making her the first head of government to launch a regular video podcast.[3]

References

— Preceding unsigned comment added by John (talkcontribs) 16:33, 12 November 2007

External links modified[edit]

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Section rename to In the arts and media?[edit]

The "In the arts and media" section is short, so I thought, that as with other articles about prominent politicians, this one should also have a "Public image" section, which would more widely cover Merkel's appearance in the arts and media. -Mardus (talk) 20:35, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Name pronunciation[edit]

The discussion of how to pronounce her first name should also emphasize that the 'g' is hard, counterintuitive to most English speakers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.225.17.141 (talk) 16:04, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Blatant Censorship[edit]

This Wikipedia page is being treated as an advertising mouthpiece, silencing inconvenient facts about Ms Merkel.

Members of the German government and Merkel supporters should be banned from making changes to this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.181.125.186 (talk) 00:31, 1 December 2015

A complaint about censorship that calls for banning people is extraordinarily hypocritical. -- 184.189.217.91 (talk) 22:45, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

I'd like to point out that 'A complaint about censorship that calls for banning people is extraordinarily hypocritical.' is an accident fallacy, in case anyone cares. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.245.224.232 (talk) 04:32, 6 February 2016 (UTC)