Talk:Merger (politics)

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Unnecessary paragraph?[edit]

Is the following paragraph really relevant to the political definition of amalgamation? "Amalgamation may also be used to describe the combination of several actual cities into one within works of fiction, often evidenced by the sight of several landmarks that in real life wouldn't be found in the same city. This is usually seen in films shot in several cities, generally with the purpose of not locating the fictional city in which the action takes place as an existing locaiton(sic)."

Propose that this be removed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 129.173.208.215 (talk) 15:22, 9 April 2007 (UTC).

I disagree. This paragraph not only demonstrates what the political process of amalgamation entails; it demonstrates how an ad-hoc, "unofficial" form of combination can happen when different cities - political units - are combined for dramatic effect. --Edwin Herdman 04:01, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Duplicates a lot of annexation[edit]

Doesn't it? Kevlar67 00:01, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

The processes are similar, but notably distinct. Amalgamation is a term used in political science to denote the combination of two areas into one within the same legal system; Annexation has one area swallowing up another, usually sovereign. --Edwin Herdman 03:55, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Wrong tack?[edit]

Here is an article which makes use of one major definition of the term as used in political studies - intermarriage between ethnic groups that creates a joined society, i.e. the "melting pot." I think this probably merits inclusion in the article. --Edwin Herdman 04:16, 29 April 2007 (UTC)