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Edward VIII abdication crisis[edit]

This was a Featured Topic nomination - rst20xx (talk) 14:56, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

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Featured articleEdward VIII abdication crisis Featured articleEdward VIII of the United Kingdom - Featured articleWallis, Duchess of Windsor

I think this is a complete topic that satisfies all of the FT criteria. I have informed DrKiernan, the main contributor to these articles, of this FT nomination. DrKiernan has informed me that he is busy, and gave me his permission to nominate this topic. I am sufficiently familiar with the subject matter to be able to address any objections that may arise. Regards. BomBom (talk) 14:53, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Comment I don't think the non-inclusion of the legal documents in the topic constitutes a gap. The article about His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 doesn't contain any information that isn't already included in the fifth section of the main article about the Edward VIII abdication crisis. The reason for which there is a separate article for the Act is that someone simply decided to create it. Moreover, I think it's impossible to make the article about the Act attain GA or FA status because, simply put, there is nothing more that can be put in it. Any expansion of the article will probably lead to the addition of information about the context in which the act was passed, which means paraphrasing the main article about the crisis itself. As for the Canadian Act, it's not a core part of the topic in any way, since it was legally unnecessary (Canada had already consented to the British Act under the terms of the Statute of Westminster 1931) and was solely passed to highlight Canada's equality with Britain. The Irish act is not of major importance either with regard to the abdication crisis itself. It would be of fundamental importance if the topic were about Irish constitutional law or the issue of who was the Irish head of state from 1936 to 1949. BomBom (talk) 18:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

  • "The article about His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act 1936 doesn't contain any information that isn't already included in the fifth section of the main article about the Edward VIII abdication crisis. The reason for which there is a separate article for the Act is that someone simply decided to create it... Any expansion of the article will probably lead to the addition of information about the context in which the act was passed, which means paraphrasing the main article about the crisis itself." If this is completely true, and you are sure that it always will be (as any other stuff that could be added would indeed be paraphrasing the main article), then it seems to me that this article (and the other two?) are needless, in which case they could be merged into the main article (I'm trying hard here not to encourage the practise of merging for the FT, which I'd generally oppose, but your assertions suggest that in this case, no information would be lost). But if you are to merge them in, you need to do so before the FT, not after - rst20xx (talk) 19:41, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Close with no consensus to promote - sorry this took so long to close, as you can see, things have been a bit hectic round here lately - rst20xx (talk) 14:56, 16 September 2008 (UTC)