Talk:Lithuania

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Former good article Lithuania was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. 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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Lock this article!!!![edit]

Almost all country articles are locked and people keep vandalizing this article!! Is it really that hard to lock it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Plienas26 (talkcontribs) 12:13, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Lithuania: parliamentary system?[edit]

I read the source given which indicated Lithuania as a parliamentary republic, but the link which contained the text of title "On the Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania" is referred as being semi-presidential, with its powers being compared to France, Poland and (of pre-2000 Constitution) Finland. And considering that the President of Lithuania usually attends the European Council summits, it would be sensate changing the description of the form of government to semi-presidential republic. — B.Lameira (talk) 18:58, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Additionally, see also: Semi-Presidential Systems: Dual Executive and Mixed Authority Patterns -- B.Lameira (talk) 12:54, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
That is a primary source and also seems to be original research, as it does not make citations. --B.Lameira (talk) 18:45, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Dainius Zubrus Sport section[edit]

The use of the phrase "stellar NHL player" seems to be questionable from a tonal perspective to me but I am not an expert on the descriptors generally applied to NHL players so I didn't want to just go ahead and edit. Perhaps people who know more about the sport could weigh in on this? Inlaid (talk) 09:33, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Economy[edit]

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Alternative pronunciation[edit]

Someone seems to be hysterically afraid of the idea that there is another pronunciation and keeps removing it. Knock it off! Kostaki mou (talk) 16:00, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

English is the international language and Wikipedia is not oriented to the US population. Therefore, there's no need for two pronunciations. – Sabbatino (talk) 07:43, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
This is nonsense. You can't exclude us. I find your snobbery extremely offensive. Kostaki mou (talk) 21:52, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
You should again read what I wrote. Moreover, you should also get familiar with Wikipedia policies. Finally, you didn't give any argument on why the US variant should be included. – Sabbatino (talk) 05:42, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
For your information, there are innumerable articles in Wikipedia that give US variants. (See "moustache" and "axe," for example.) I assure you that there is no prohibition of such inclusions (except, perhaps, in your own imagination). You don't give any argument on why the US variant shouldn't be included. Kostaki mou (talk) 15:59, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
1. I gave my argument on why the US spelling shouldn't be included. Read again what I wrote earlier. 2. WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS is not the reason to include something. 3. Axe and moustache are different from countries. So that is also not the reason to include it. 4. Show sources that use this kind of spelling. 5. Please get familiar with WP:CIVIL, WP:VERIFY and WP:IDONTLIKEIT policies before writing more hostile messages. 6. This and every single Lithuanian–English or English–Lithuanian dictionaries use the article's version of spelling. – Sabbatino (talk) 18:26, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
1.Your argument is false. Wikipedia is not oriented to any particular population. It contains articles in different brands of English. (Typically, articles dealing with American subjects use American spelling and those dealing with specifically British subjects use British spelling. Other articles are neutral. 2 and 3. Why should articles on countries have different rules than those on other subjects? Frankly, I see no reason for your hysterical insistence on excluding an alternative (and extremely common) pronunciation except that WP:IDONTLIKEIT. The fact is, you are interpreting the rules in a manner that suits your prejudices. Kostaki mou (talk) 20:43, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
There's nothing more to discuss, because you failed to show sources for this pronunciation, which is NOT COMMON. – Sabbatino (talk) 07:00, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
For your information, it is EXTREMELY common. It is the usual one in the U.S. If I need a source for saying this, I need a source for saying that the sky is blue. However, obviously neither of us is going to budge an inch, so I'm not going to waste any more time on this. Kostaki mou (talk) 17:32, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Take a look at this link: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lithuania Kostaki mou (talk) 17:44, 19 August 2016 (UTC)