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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:25, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

From Dictatorship to Democracy[edit]

Egyptian women protesting in Arab Spring

Created/expanded by Presearch (talk), JonathanFreed (talk). Nominated by Presearch (talk) at 10:32, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol question.svg Nice article, but needs a bit more referencing, namely the whole "Origin" section. Otherwise, date of expansion, length and hook check out. --Al Ameer son (talk) 00:04, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote4.png Thanks for your review, and for catching that omission. I've now added in-line citations to the "Origin" section (most of it appears in the online book's Appendix 3, and one bit in another online document now cited). Anything else, or are we ready to go? -- Presearch (talk) 01:05, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Idea: Once approved, how about running this as a DYK item on July 4? --the nominator, Presearch (talk) 01:05, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Great! Then this article is good to go. As for posting this for July 4, is there any particular relation between the book and that date? Or is it because both are related to the idea of "freedom"? --Al Ameer son (talk) 05:42, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes, the connection to July 4 is the idea of freedom from a repressive government. The idea was not that there is anything intrinsically connected to the US about the topic (except the coincidence that Sharp lives in the US). I suspect it'd be shared more often and reach a wider audience in the US if the hook was run on that day. But I wouldn't want the connection to be misunderstood, either in the US or elsewhere. Do you think there's risk of misunderstanding? --Presearch (talk) 14:38, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
(BTW, it's not well known that Sharp coedited a 1984 book called Resistance, Politics, and the American Struggle for Independence, 1765-1775 (EXCERPTS) that looked at the very substantial role of nonviolent struggle in the US Revolution) -- Presearch (talk) 14:38, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Potential misinterpretation isn't really relevant and since I've never reviewed for a special occasion DYK, I'm not 100% sure if that's too broad a connection or just fine. However, I'm leaning towards the latter. What might prevent this going up on the date you request is timing (you're supposed to make the request five days beforehand.) Either way, I back your request. This nomination should reserved for July 4. --Al Ameer son (talk) 17:12, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
I suspect we're OK for July 4 with regard to the 5-day-in-advance guideline. The hook was first nominated on June 30 (almost 5 days), and the stated purpose is "to give reviewers time to check the nomination," which has already happened. --Presearch (talk) 23:12, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
OK: Ready-To-Go, as per the above check-mark; and we encourage this to be scheduled, if feasible,for
July 4. Many thanks! -- Presearch (talk) 21:16, 1 July 2012 (UTC)