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People[edit]

How does Doğu Perinçek get on the template but Lenin and Trotsky do not?--Duncan (talk) 23:43, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

I sae a very good suggestion on the revision history, that we should be using the main article on socialism as guidance for this template. I think that's a good starting point. I have thus removed a few people from the list whose impact is primarily national or limited, and replaced them with Lenin and Trotsky, who seem to be the most mentioned people in the main article that are not in the list of people. My suggestion is that we should list the people who are most mentioned in the article. --Duncan (talk) 23:53, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

can someone add International League of Religious Socialists under organizations? --121.214.20.117 (talk) 09:58, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

the list is way out of control. -Xcuref1endx (talk) 23:31, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Regional Socialism[edit]

Socialism in one country should probably be included in this list. It is one of the first instances of regional socialism. -Xcuref1endx (talk) 20:54, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Bernie Sanders[edit]

Several anonymous IP users (generally without any other edits in their contribution history) have removed Bernie Sanders from the list. Given that socialism is a broad term that includes various degrees of reformism and gradualism (not just the revolutionary total nationalization of Marxist-Leninism), should Sanders be excluded from this template? The reasons given basically include the assertion that democratic socialism isn't a form of socialism and American definition of socialism doesn't count. These don't seem to be good reasons for the removal. He is the best known democratic socialist in the United States and is categorized as such on Wikipedia. These users are not active in removing statements on his article stating that he's a democratic socialist. Nor do they remove democratic socialism (or even social democracy) from the template when editing. Hopefully we can start a discussion and come to some reasonable consensus on the issue. I'm open to disagreement and ready to change my mind if given more than pure assertion. Thank you all in advance. Alexander Levian (talk) 22:21, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Keep . Whatever his politics, he’s related to socialism within that word’s meaning in the United States. Inclusion on this long template should be a pretty low bar anyway. —LLarson (said & done) 20:48, 19 January 2016 (UTC)


People (cont)[edit]

Reopening the conversation about the people section. The list is long, ridiculous, and completely arbitrary. I advocated a removal of the people section for the American Socialism template, however I do not think that should be the case for this one, there are enough important figures that its worth keeping the section. However, as it is now, the list is not helpful. We should have a discussion on who should be included, who should not be included, and what criteria we would use to determine these things. -Xcuref1endx (talk) 23:47, 7 February 2016 (UTC)