Talk:British Overseas Territories

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As this list contains many of the world's biggest territories used for tax evasion by multinationals and the world's rich, I'm astonished to find pretty much zero mention of this. Is this page being kept clean and presentable for political purposes? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:31, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


I have inserted links to various colonial constitutions; they are helpful for issues like capital punishment, marriage etc. Colonial laws are not the same as the UK.

Relationship between the British Overseas Territories and the Crown[edit]

The lead currently states they "they share the British monarch (Elizabeth II) as head of state", which is very generic. So do the Crown dependencies and Commonwealth Realms. If they come under the British Crown directly, as I would guess, that would be notable, but I can't find a source. Rob984 (talk) 16:11, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Antarctic Territory is a fiction[edit]

The claim of sovereignty over part of Antarctica is merely a claim, it is not recognised by any other sovereign government and is in fact nullified (together with all other claims of Antarctic territory) by the Antarctic Treaty. No governor has ever been appointed, no administration established, no policing, not a single sign of any on-the-ground assertion of soveregnty has ever occurred. Thus it should be removed from this article and map. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 09:26, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

I've taken a quick look at Territorial claims in Antarctica, British Antarctic Territory, and Antarctic Treaty System and the above may not be correct, because it looks like some countries do recognize each others claims. This British Government web site provides further information: [1]. Rwood128 (talk) 11:24, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Argentine Antarctica, Australian Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Adélie Land, Ross Dependency, and Queen Maud Land all have their own articles, which are linked to from pages that are equivalent to this one for their respective countries. Also, the British government has appointed commissioners, if not governors. --Jfruh (talk) 05:40, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Table formatting[edit]

Melathron, please test the sorting in your revision (735238570). When I set it to sort by area or population, it creates 4 separate rows for Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, with differing details which are relevant to the three sub-territories. This is not helpful and very confusing. I fixed this by creating a row for the main territory, and the three rows below for the sub-territory are set to sort as "0" meaning they just go to the bottom of the table. Not perfect but at least it's not confusing or messed up. Rob984 (talk) 14:24, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

I notice inverse sorting doesn't work, but neither did it in the revision you reverted to. Rob984 (talk) 14:29, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

I fixed it I think. Try the sorting now. The only problem is the entry will flip, so that the sub-territories of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha are above the main territory. However I don't think that is a big issue and doesn't make it look messy or confusing. Rob984 (talk) 14:49, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks !!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Melathron (talkcontribs) 15:52, 19 August 2016 (UTC)