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The result of the move request was: Page moved as per consensus. —usernamekiran(talk) 21:08, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
Relisting note: although all the voices here are supports, as AjaxSmack pinged more users I think we should wait until they respond and also gain consensus on the "Republic of" prefix. DrStrausstalk 16:07, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
Support. It should be that in cases like this where there is significant doubt as to whether a primary topic exists, the default is to assume that there is none, and to have a DAB at the base name. That is not yet reflected in any guideline, so I will plead WP:IAR for now and see this RM as a small part of building consensus toward adopting it as a principle. Andrewa (talk) 18:48, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Support. I fully agree with such move, the "Republic of" prefix is unneeded. B.Lameira (talk) 05:21, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
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I honestly think that "the Republic of Artsakh" is the primary topic for the word "Artsakh" as it is the only entity in the world that identifies itself by that name. Everything else is historical. I think it should redirect to "the Republic of Artsakh" for the same reason that "Armenia" redirects to the "Republic of Armenia" instead of the kingdoms or regions known as "Armenia" in antiquity and the Middle Ages.
Why shouldn't "Artsakh" redirect to "Republic of Artsakh" if these unrecognized/partially recognized states do: