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RM, Georgia (country) → Republic of Georgia, Opposed, 23 May 2005, Discussion page
RM, Georgia (country) → Georgia, No consensus, 15 July 2006, Discussion page
RM, Georgia (country) → Georgia, No consensus, 11 July 2007, Discussion page
The "Georgia" move discussions in a nutshell:
On Wikipedia, the placing of a word in parentheses in the title of an article is primarily used as a method of disambiguation, with the parenthesised word usually being a set that the article's subject is a part of.
The basic debate has been whether the article on the Eurasian country should be the primary topic, and therefore does not need any parenthesised word in the title. Those in favor of such a move often argue that internationally recognised countries should take precedence over sub-national units like the U.S. state, though there are other suggested reasons for primary topic. Some proponents of a move have also argued that the current failure to recognize Georgia (the country) as the primary topic displays a U.S.-centric bias.
Opponents for such a renaming note that under Wikipedia's guidelines, the primary topic can be determined based on which one is significantly more commonly searched for and read than other meanings as well as which one is more important or significant. They generally dispute that the state of Georgia is any less important; in fact, given its significantly greater population, size, and relevance on a global scale, many argue that the U.S. state is actually more important despite sharing some of its sovereignty with the American federal government and not having a seat in the United Nations. They have also argued in the past that since the Eurasian country was (at the time of the above linked discussions) being actually slightly less searched for than the U.S. state, then the former should not be the primary topic.
Okay, the three major opinions have been represented. No need to continue a slow-speed rehash of past discussions. —David Levy 19:08, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
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First, I cannot explain why some people here are so hostile to the idea that an English language name for a particular place does not have to match the native name. The fact is that countries with long history are known to have many foreign equivalents for their names.
Hungary is Magyarország in Hungarian but we never use it.
Greece is called Hellas
Montenegro's called Crna Gora
Germany can be called either Deutschland or Allemagne and the list goes on.
There is nothing unusual about it and this problem would not even arise in case of Georgia if some Americans did not have unusual pride in a state named after their colonial master.
This being said, I think it's better to keep this page on disambiguation. As far as I can tell, the the number of times each page is viewed is not significantly different and both entities are significant in their own right.--22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:48, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
I disagree. The U.S. state is far more important than the country of Georgia---the U.S. state is home to twice the population of the country of Georgia, its economy is 16 times larger, it hosts one of the world's biggest airports, etc. --Coolcaesar (talk) 13:31, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.
The result of the move request was: improper request. -- tariqabjotu 03:00, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Comment It doesn't seem controversial. It's surprising that the page isn't already called Georgia (disambiguation) because that name is redirected to Georgia any way. Liz Let's Talk 18:00, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Oppose. That's not how our disambiguation pages usually work. If the base name is the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC and thus used as the title of a different article, then the disambiguation page includes "(disambiguation)". If not, then the base name by itself is used as the title of the disambiguation page. The proposed move would only make sense if Georgia were to become the title of either the U.S. state or the Caucasus country. Dohn joe (talk) 18:14, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
I see no need for two discussions. If there is a consensus to move the other article to Georgia this article would be moved automatically.--126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:03, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Normally I'd agree. But the first comment seemed to think that this move would makes sense regardless of the other RM, so I thought it was worthwhile to address it here. Dohn joe (talk) 20:42, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
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Two points: 1) those aren't the names of the songwriters (not "authors") and 2) that wouldn't be the correct alphabetization anyways. "Cee Lo Green" would be alphabetized under "Green, Cee Lo". "Elton John" would be alphabetized under "John, Elton". And so on. "Field Mob" would, however, be alphabetized under "Field Mob". --Khajidha (talk) 14:40, 19 September 2017 (UTC)