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The following lists have been chosen as lists of the month. In December there will be monthlong voting among the twelve List of the Month chosen from December to November as LOTM for January through December. The winning list will be named List of the Year. Each recognized ballot will include a first, second and third choice from among the candidates.

Date Image Page Nominator Summary WikiProjects
January 2008 CIA Political World Map 2002.jpg List of countries KTC List of countries answers the age old innocent yet dangerously political questions of how many countries there are in the world. It includes territories that are independent states (both those that are internationally recognized and generally unrecognized), inhabited dependent territories, and areas of special sovereignty. (More...) WP:COUNTRIES
WP:ECONOMICS
WP:BUSINESS
WP:SOCIO
WP:ETHNIC
WP:VEX
WP:PLT
February 2008 HurricaneKenna2002.jpg List of Category 5 Pacific hurricanes Miss Madeline This is a list of Category 5 Pacific hurricanes. A Category 5 hurricane, on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, is the most catastrophic hurricane that can form. They are rare in the eastern Pacific Ocean and generally form only once every several years. Fortunately, landfalls by such storms are rare due in the northeastern Pacific to the generally westerly path of tropical cyclones in the northern hemisphere. (More...) WP:WPTC
WP:OCEANS
March 2008 Akashi-kaikyo bridge3.jpg List of longest suspension bridge spans Orlady
(WP:FLC nominator: Sam)
The list of longest suspension bridge spans ranks the world's suspension bridges by the length of main span. Suspension bridges have the longest spans of any type of bridge. (more...) WP:BRIDGE
WP:CE
April 2008 Dubai night skyline.jpg List of tallest buildings in Dubai Raime List of tallest buildings in Dubai ranks skyscrapers in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates by height. The tallest completed building in the city is currently the 355-metre (1,163 ft) Emirates Office Tower. Dubai's Burj Dubai, which began construction in 2004 and is set to rise at least 164 stories and 818 metres (2,684 ft), became the tallest free-standing structure in the world in September 2007 and will likely become the world's tallest building upon completion. (More...) WP:DUBAI
WP:ARAB
WP:SKYSCR
WP:WPARCH
May 2008 Bundesrat der Schweiz 2008 Teil 2.JPG List of members of the Swiss Federal Council Orlady
(WP:FLC nominator: Schutz)
The members of the Swiss Federal Council constitute the federal government of Switzerland and serve as the country's head of state. Each of the seven Councilors heads a department of the Swiss federal administration. The members of the Federal Council are elected for a term of four years by both chambers of the federal parliament sitting together as the Federal Assembly. Once elected, Federal Councillors can neither be impeached nor voted out of office by a motion of no confidence. (More…) WP:CH
WP:PLT
June 2008 List of countries without armed forces.png List of countries without armed forces Gary King This is a list of countries without armed forces. The term "country" is used in the sense of independent state; thus, it applies only to sovereign states and not dependencies, whose defense is the responsibility of another country or an army alternative. The term "armed forces" refers to any government-sponsored defense used to further the domestic and foreign policies of their respective government. (More...) WP:COUNTRIES
WP:LE
WP:MILHIST
WP:PLT
July 2008 A New System of Chemical Philosophy fp.jpg Timeline of chemistry Jayron32 Timeline of chemistry lists important works, discoveries, ideas, inventions, and experiments that significantly changed mankind's understanding of the composition of matter and of the interactions thereof, the modern science known as chemistry. The history of chemistry in its modern form is often considered to begin with the English scientist Robert Boyle, though its roots can be traced back to the earliest recorded history. (More...) WP:WPHOS
WP:CHEMS
August 2008 Chicago - skyline.JPG List of tallest buildings in Chicago Raime List of tallest buildings in Chicago ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois by height. The tallest completed building in the city is the 1,451-foot (442 m) Sears Tower, which contains 108 floors and stands as the tallest building in the country and the fifth-tallest building in the world. The second- and third-tallest buildings in Chicago are the Aon Center and the John Hancock Center, respectively. The city is the site of 91 skyscrapers at least 500 feet (152 m) high. (More...) WP:SKY
WP:WPChi
WP:ILLINOIS
WP:WPARCH