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For history by geographic location, see entries under Pages needing attention/Geography
For military history, see Pages needing attention/Military

Ancient history[edit]

See also Pages needing attention/Archaeology

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Medieval history[edit]

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Modern history[edit]

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History of science[edit]


  • To be manually moved to article's talk page or deleted:

People in History

  • Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus appears rife with questionable information ("October 45"?). The information present appears to be garnered from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and needs refinement. Isopropyl 23:43, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Hongwu Emperor Enormously important founder of the Chinese Ming dynasty, but the article needs copyediting badly, as it has grammatical and spelling errors, and is incoherent and repetitive in some places.
  • Kublai Khan Needs expanding.
  • Ed Gein -- Contradictions with outside sources are detailed on the talk page. The article has no citations. Cookiecaper 04:10, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Sir Ernest De Silva -- Wikified, but needs some more content and fact checking from someone familiar with Sri Lankan history.
  • Gospatric of Northumberland -- This seems to be a geneological listing for a historic person, discussed in separate article Gospatric. No sources are stated for verifyability, and I'm not sure this material is even suitable for Wikipedia. Regardless, if kept, it needs to be formatted and linked into the subject appropriately. - Dmeranda 03:59, 2 September 2005 (UTC)
  • John III of Portugal -- The objective is to make it a featured article. It just need some cleanup regarding grammar and syntax. It was translated from Portuguese. Please help.--Gameiro 00:39, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Jebe -- This page is almost certainly full of blatantly wrong information, but I'm not 100 percent sure. Some guy is trying to say that one of Genghis Khan's two top generals was a Korean monk, the only sources I've found make this seem unlikely. Can anyone confirm this? If not, I'm not sure one can trust any information in this article, it may be better off deleted--User:Andy_Christ 2005 Mar 19
  • Günther Blumentritt -- A very rough summary I've just added. Needs organization, expansion, etc. --RevCasy 23:26, 2005 Jan 31 (UTC)
  • Related to Deng Xiaoping. Would some people please pay at least some attention to Deng Xiaoping's history-changing, enourmously important Reforms, Opening up to the Outside World, roughly translated from the Chinese household phrase 改革开放, I mean if we have a page on Xiaokang society then maybe its time that we at least started an article on the reforms. Anyone interested in working on this article can contact my talk page. Colipon+(T) 21:44, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Chandragupta Maurya - needs a bit of copyediting. English is somewhat awkward, phrases are repeated, etc. Ornil 04:40, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Martianus Capella looks like a poorly kludged merge; could use some cleanup and genuine re-editing.Notcarlos 21:00, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Molly Maguires - woof, this needs work. It's a stub, POV, and very light on factual information. - Scooter 21:59, 24 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Gian Giacomo Medici di Marignano - a stub on a brother of Pope Pius IV whose «early career connects itself with the romantic rise of his elder brother». How? Looks like they are not part of the Medicis. IMO it's better to expand than merge and redirect--Nabla 04:19, 2004 Aug 25 (UTC) moved to this section by -- Antaeus Feldspar 18:15, 23 Sep 2004 (UTC) A start made; moved to full name to avoid Medici confusions --Wetman 19:21, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Wu Hu, unfinished and needed more inputs. 大将军, 都督中外诸军事 (talk) 07:16, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)
  • Han Zhao, unfinished and needed more inputs. 大将军, 都督中外诸军事 (talk) 07:16, 28 Jan 2004 (UTC)
  • Kurt von Schuschnigg -- description of his office -- User:Docu
  • Savarkar This needs a lot or work. It's heavily biased, I suspect there's circular editing going on, and it contains several highly inflammatory POV statements. 5-16-05
  • Rostam_Farokhzad -- This article is poorly written and heavily biased. Much of it appears non-factual or unsubstantiated. I don't know enough about this (apparent) historical figure to tell how much of this article is garbage and how much is actually information. Otherwise it needs to be deleted. Vircum 08:38, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Anselm of Canterbury -- dispute between a Catholic friar supporting "orthodox" views of religious history, and some gay historian, on whether this Christian scholar was homosexual. David.Monniaux 09:05, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

United States History

Twentieth Century History

  • Cold War: the main article is limited, and the rest of the sequence could be developed somewhat. 18:35, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Modern_history - reads like it was written by a 10 year old. Either major edit or deletion really.
    • Found another article that I think it should be merged with. *Kat* 08:56, Jan 24, 2005 (UTC)
    • The two could be differentiated: the latter covering "recent history." Jackiespeel 19:01, 2 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Modern world The list of personalities is extremely POV and shows some odd preferences (Lucas and Spielberg may be popular filmmakers, but they will probably be forgotten one century from now, just as we have forgotten many popular artists of the 19th century). David.Monniaux 06:58, 30 Jul 2004 (UTC)
    • User:David.Monniaux's argument is not correct for a number of reasons: The article is NOT just about a "list of personalities", it is about an era or age recognized by historians as commencing from the 1750s onwards. Secondly, what is "POV" by listing the MOST prolific mainstream movie directors and producers whose movies have been watched by billions and whose ideas have been absorbed into the mass popular culture of modern times? What logic is it to talk in terms of what will "be forgotten a century from now"? How does User:David.Monniaux know what will be in the future? Finally we are dealing with history and reality as we know it to be in the present, and the article does an excllent job of describing and explaining the Modern world, and those who shaped it, as we know and recognize it now. I am therefore removing it from this list. IZAK 06:36, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • The list of names does need adding to, and is primarily composed of European and American men. Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Mahatma Gandhi, several women... There could be a historical breakdown by period, and surely the Revolution of 1848 would fit in with the others mentioned, along with the Scramble for Africa and decolonisation, and events across the rest of the globe. 17:43, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • We are writing Wikipedia for the present: over the course of the next hundred years anybody (or indeed any thing) whose importance proves to be only temporarary will be voted for deletion. Probably what we should be doing is to encourage a more global contribution to Wikipedia. 11:06, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • The 20th Century in Review requires NPOV from someone who knows their history --Graham :) | Talk 01:09, 26 Mar 2004 (UTC). Iv'e made a start by adding some structure. It now needs someone with a good overview. Julianp 02:32, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • 1950s has an overview section since its merging with 1950's - this is a good thing but it is completely U.S.-centric. Any historians care to expand its scope? --Lancevortex 13:46, 27 May 2004 (UTC)
  • Miguel Pro - controversial executed Mexican priest. Pro/anti editors have left the article in a real mess, and I don't know enough to rescue it. --  ajn (talk) 09:54, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Geographical regions

  • Erenkoy - The "history" section of this article needs a serious review and possible corrections by someone who is familiar with the events of the Intercommunal struggle in Cyprus(1963-1964).--Jsone 23:15, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Svaneti - Contains suspect assertions such as the claim that Svans are ethnic Georgians. The article seems to have been originally written by Levzur, who has a history of POV-pushing in Georgia-related articles. --Marnen Laibow-Koser (talk) 14:35, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • History of British Columbia - one of those lengthy articles without a break in sight! I don't know enough about BC to edit it, but I should have thought that at least it could be divided by century headings? Peter Shearan 07:49, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • History of Fiji and/or Politics of Fiji - excellently written, but much has changed in the government over the past two years. These pages need tremendous updates. See: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] --Kingturtle 03:24 Apr 4, 2003 (UTC)
  • History of Africa - Shockingly Eurocentric! Could use a couple hours of time from someone familiar with basic African history, and much cutting back of duplicate European content. That any article on African history doesn't detail black African states like Ghana, Mali, Songhai, Kanem-Bornu, Kano, Ashanti, Oyo, Benin, Ife, Monomontapa, or the Swahili-speaking city-states in East Africa, just to name some of the most notable. --172, May 3, 2003
    • Agreed, and phrases like "Spain had completely thrown off the Muslim yoke" aren't what you'd call exemplary NPOV either. The subject is far too big for the way that ths article tries to treat it. Really, it should be a very general overview of regions and centuries peppered with links to other articles. A bit like History of the United States only several times the area and at least 10 times the timespan --Onebyone 18:44, 28 Sep 2003 (UTC)
  • Babylonia and Assyria - all the articles linked on that page will desperately need some attention, as they apparently all come from the 1911 EB. I'm pretty sure they'll be extremely out of date by now. Adam Bishop 04:25, 8 Dec 2003 (UTC)
  • Persia - I have filled in the info that was missing, but the article begs for a picture/timeline. Fishal 01:43, 7 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • Upper and Lower Egypt. Useful content, but looks as if two or three articles have been concatenated. Knowledgeable merging required. --Heron 13:11, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Uch - I can't tell if this is the same as one of the other Alexandrias we have articles on or not. Pyrop 03:50, Oct 20, 2004 (UTC)
  • Stone City - I created this page because it was redlinked on Nanjing, but I am woefully unschooled in Chinese history, and someone who knows about the subject should really look it over. -- Dcfleck 12:35, 2005 Apr 23 (UTC)
  • Jiandao - lots of dubious claims. I've already brought up my concerns in the talk page. Experts on Chinese, Korean, Manchurian history needed. -- ran (talk) 05:11, Apr 27, 2005 (UTC)
  • Lost Ten Tribes - mix of actual history that is covered better elsewhere, and crackpot theories , written in such broken prose it defies comprehensibility. Read the Talk page, it is a laugh riot! I actually think this page should be deleted and redirected, but I don't actually know because I could not figure out by reading it if there is anything actually here. Brassrat 16:17, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Early Christianity - simple historical accuracy dispute fully described at Talk:Early_Christianity#Accuracy_dispute 23:08, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Kven -- nasty NPOV war, some users send messages to the Foundation's contact addresses. David.Monniaux 09:04, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  • French people -- use of anachronical concepts (post-19th century) on Medieval history, apparently in support of some kind of "ethnicist" politicial stance. David.Monniaux 09:04, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


  • Casket letters - I've done the requested copy editing and Wikified the page. However, the scholarship this page is based on is a century old. It needs updating and restructuring to get the issues across more clearly. JGF Wilks 17:04, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Arthashastra - ancient Indian economic treatise. Currently article focuses on the kingship angle (where it needs serious cleanup) - needs expanding to cover the wealth of cultural detail described in Arthashastra. Tearlach 02:10, 12 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Civilian casualties and displacements during the Cyprus conflict needs a lot of work to include the Greek Cypriot casualties and displacements 1963-1975, presented in a style appropriate for an encyclopedia (past problems with anti-Turkish rants). The reason it currently presents only one side is that is was moved from the (inappropriate) article name Turkish Cypriot Genocide (which is offensive to Greek Cypriots and misleading, since the term "genocide" is factually incorrect and used not even by Turkey or the TRNC officially) - Snchduer 10:57, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Corset (before 1500) is a mess, as is the later entry. The main entry for corset seems quite good -- should they be merged? Katefan0 23:00, Nov 16, 2004 (UTC)
  • Architectural history Would like some help to better integrate this with the architecture page (the only page linking to it?) also would like some help on the page itself, I think I've made it a bit too abstract, or not abstract enough... Chwe 23:39, 17 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Rationibus - really needs to be put into context by someone familiar with ancient Roman government. -- Dcfleck 01:19, 2005 Apr 11 (UTC)
  • Reception history -- I created this stub because I think it is an interesting topic, but a lot more needs to be said and clarified. Also, examples would be a good thing. Anyone who has come across this term is invited to contribute. <KF> 21:12, Apr 11, 2005 (UTC)
  • Heruli. A page where several readers have expressed concerns about original research and accuracy.--Wiglaf 12:18, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Future studies - not sure this is the most appropriate place for this page, but anyway. The page is missing a lot of information, doesn't conform to any structure (just a bunch of random topics) and the level of information presented is very low. Needs a lot of attention. Paranoid 08:20, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Neolithic Revolution looks like it could at least be broken up into sections, possibly more. Jwanders 12:17, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
  • English Renaissance is a good start but needs expansion, or at the very least an improvement of the "For further reading" section. Battlemonk 15:33, 11 Jan 2006 (US EST)
  • The five items below were found entered underneath a #REDIRECT command on a page that redirects here, and therefore were invisible unless one edited the redirect page; if they are duplicates or have already been addressed, please excuse the duplication. Russ Blau (talk) 21:12, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Copenhagen_Fire_of_1728 Goal is to turn the article into a good article. Needs to be checked by experts. In the middle of translation from Danish. --OrbitOne 11:42, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
    • Ken Livingstone is in need of a restructure. Totallycrazyman 22:02, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
    • Union of Russia and Belarus - some "oh no it isn't" comments have been added that need some attention. --Heron 17:29, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
    • Forsyth_County,_Georgia_v._The_Nationalist_Movement -- Needs SERIOUS attention. Very biased, and created by the lawyer it focuses on. Yes, it focuses on the lawyer and not the case.
    • Politics of Georgia (U.S. state) is a poorly-written, somewhat biased, totally unsourced article. Most of the current text may need to be discarded. I'll work on it some myself but it would be nice for people who know much more than me to help out on what could be a solid, high-quality article. --SuperNova |T|C| 04:37, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

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