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This is an editorial piece praising the 'Islamic Republic of Somaliland.' It is not an encyclopedia entry. I don't know if this can rewritten but I don't think it would be a bad idea to replace the whole thing. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:30, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
I've made some changes that hopefully have reduced the blatant cheering. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 06:21, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
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The result of the proposal was PAGE MOVED per discussion below, and per other similar articles. -GTBacchus(talk) 21:21, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
Politics is contention for power; government is exercise of power. The distinction between political and professional gov't employees reflects the different, tho complexly interacting, spheres. (And BTW, is anyone bothering to check what we do re other countries of similar size and age?)
--Jerzy•t 01:49, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
The definition of "politics" presented by Jerzy is more specific than the word normally suggests; the standard definition, according to the politics article, is inclusive of governmental issues, stating that politics consists of the "social relations involving authority or power." This is consistent with the categorization on Wikipedia: the "politics" category includes "government" as a subcategory. Also, it is standard practice on Wikipedia to create a "Politics of x" article for a country with a subsection called "Government", which, when it grows large enough, is created as its own article with the title "Government of x". There is no reason for this article to vary from established practice. Neelix (talk) 22:47, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Support per nom. I'm not sure if it matters but the constituent articles of the template used with this article, Template:Politics of Africa, are almost all of the title format "Politics of XXXX". — AjaxSmack 17:58, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
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