Template talk:Countries of Asia
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Standardization suggestion - please contribute!
A suggestion for a standard approach to the naming, titling and sections of this and similar templates has been made here – please visit and share your thoughts! Thanks, David Kernow (talk) 03:27, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
- Yes you are true. But if Republic of China (Taiwan) can be in this template, also Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can be in this template.--Absar (talk) 13:09, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
As it stands, Cyprus does not have a note indicating that it is also in Europe. Considering it appears in the European template, due to its socio-political links to the continent, and as it is a member of the European Union, should it note have the note attached to it regarding its position in both Europe and Asia? 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:16, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
- The notes are used only when the location is disputed. No one disputes that Cyprus is in Asia when speaking in strictly geographic sense, thus the note isn't needed in this template. --Jhattara (Talk · Contrib) 07:36, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
A discussion is taking place here on how best to incorporate unrecognised states into a navigation template listing sovereign states and other entities. Some editors have suggested that including such states at all is pushing an imbalanced point of view. Others have made the same argument for not including them. Various conciliatory methods have been proposed, but have not acheived consensus. Editors should note that the outcome of this discussion will most likely have implications on this template aswell. For more information, please have a look at this casefile, or see the before-mentioned discussion page. Night w (talk) 04:14, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
The template note carries this message
- Please note that this template is only meant to carry those countries recognized by a majority of United Nations members.
If that is the case, that's fine, but then Taiwan should not be included in this list, which strangely it is. In my opinion it would be best to remove this clause, and add the TRNC, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Abkhazia (partly in Europe), and South Ossetia (partly in Europe). Either way, as it stands the template is selfcontradictory and giving Taiwan undue weight against the other countries just named. Chipmunkdavis (talk) 12:13, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Merging regional templates
- Here's a few things to note:
- The regional lists generally only include items from the sovereign states list.
- I have avoided the fuzzy boundary issues by generally following the United Nations geoscheme, which is described in detail for Asia here and illustrated at right.
- This allowed me to omit the 'sometimes included' lists.
- The maps are the ones used in the region articles about North, West, Central, South, East, and Southeast Asia.
- The countries generally only appear on one map. The only exception I can see is Iran, which is included in both the west Asia and South Asia maps. In the list, I include it in South Asia, following the UN scheme.
- Further comments are more than welcome!! By the way, I'm not sure whether this is the right place for this discussion -- if it is not, please let me know and I'll move it to another place. YBG (talk) 09:45, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
- This is the right place for this discussion. The merger is an interesting idea, and the UN geoscheme is good for an arbitrary baseline. The resulting template is massive however. I'd much prefer it if the regional scheme was automatically collapsed. CMD (talk) 20:40, 8 September 2013 (UTC)