Talk:Second Gulf War

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Comments[edit]

Apparently there was a "First Gulf War" before the one in the early 1990s, or something? More detail, please? Thanks. -Rwv37 05:17, May 5, 2004 (UTC)

Merger Proposal[edit]

I proposed that this page be merged with Persian Gulf War, or it should just be deleted. It seems to say exactly the same thing as Persian Gulf War does, and can't decide if it wants to be a disam page or a fact page or what. If anyone has better ideas for cleaning this mess up, please do -- I usually try to save an AfD, if there is good reason, but I don't see one here. Thank you. Macduffman (talk) 21:15, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

I think deleting or redirecting this page would be a bad idea and I am glad to see that it was not done. -- PBS (talk) 13:03, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: merge into Gulf War (disambiguation). -- tariqabjotu 06:18, 29 July 2013 (UTC)


Second Gulf WarSecond Gulf War (disambiguation) – As per WP:TWODABS, when there are only two topics listed on a disambiguation page, we should generally pick the better one and use a hatnote if necessary to redirect traffic. And to be perfectly honest, there really aren't even two plausible meanings here. There is a clear primary topic for this term in English in the year 2013, and it is for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Second Gulf War should redirect to 2003 invasion of Iraq. Just as WWI was no longer called "the war to end all wars" after WWII, we no longer call the First Gulf War (which redirects rather painlessly rather than having a disambiguation), well, the Second Gulf War. Oh, and if your disambiguation page has to explain why it exists instead of taking you straight to the obvious target, you don't need a disambiguation page. In common English, Gulf War refers unambiguously to the 1990-1991 conflict, and therefore, the Second Gulf War is probably unambiguous, too. Red Slash 08:27, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

I have fixed that obvious inconsistency, pending the outcome of this discussion. StAnselm (talk) 13:10, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I like 76.65.128.222's idea of merging all of the Gulf War dab pages into Gulf War (disambiguation) and working it out there. —  AjaxSmack  02:28, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Merge to Gulf War (disambiguation) per above suggestion. I note that Second Persian Gulf War already redirects there. StAnselm (talk) 02:52, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose A complicated and potentially confusing issue, but as you rightly point out, where we have only 2 possible meanings it does not take much to decide that 1 is primary. I suggest that we adopt terminology for these wars which avoids terms like 1st, 2nd. PatGallacher (talk) 00:17, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. This still sounds like the most logical proposal. --BDD (talk) 16:06, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Merge to Gulf War (disambiguation) and redirect there, per 76.65.128.222 and StAnselm. This seems the cleanest solution and avoids the ambiguity question altogether while also removing the need for hatnotes.  — Amakuru (talk) 12:00, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.