Find out the name of the standard for French plugs
French plugs are C and E type. See below.
we know that but whats the standard that defines those types?
I just happened to stumble across that standard! The French plugs are defined in NF C61-314 «Prises de courant pour usages domestiques et analogues – Systèmes 6 A / 250 V et 16 A / 250 V» (ie. "Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes – 6 A / 250 V and 16 A / 250 V systems") FF7Sephiroth (talk) 22:54, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
Add more facts to all sections, then as each of them becomes bloated, write a summary and move the bulk of the content to a specific article (already done with the following:)
More info on the history of the individual sockets, EG. How the US, Israel and Australia ended up with sockets that noone else uses.
Umm chinas sockets are essentially the same as australias (only very slight differences) and the USA's are used all over the place. It seems that most countries that were well developed early got thier own systems and theese were later exported to various places.