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List of diplomatic missions in Hamburg[edit]

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I've listed this article for peer review because… I would like to take this thru the Wikipedia:Featured lists process, and want outside input.

Thanks, Sebastian scha. (talk) 11:46, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

  • One of my questions is: shall I break this into smaller lists, like active consulates and inactive consulates? Or lists by type? (Actually I prefer not to break it by type.) Listing by active and inactive could cause problems with former consulate-general, now only honorary consulates (e.g. UK; should the Consulate-general of Great Britain listed in former and the active ...). Or should this list sorted by sending country, no matter of type, closed or active? (and the closed added to the sortable columns.) Sebastian scha. (talk) 13:34, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
One thing that strikes me is the minimal explanation of why Hamburg has so many missions; why was Hamburg so important? As a dumb American I don't know anything about German topics like the Hanseatic League or free cities being commercial powers, and am wondering why all these nations would invest in the home of the hamburger. And what are they doing? assisting trade and friendship is pretty generic.
The long line of pictures marching down the side is a little awkward too.
As for the ordering - it doesn't seem to matter to me. By nationality is as good as any. --Gwern (contribs) 23:57 16 October 2009 (GMT)
Thanks for your comment. Why is a question, that will/can resolve in original research. One reason for the South American countries e.g. could have been, that Hamburg was one of the first European countries, which first acknowledged the independence of Uruguay (e.g.), but as I said ATM I have no qualifying reliable source for this claim, so I have not entered it now (I'm searching for more sources, atm). What are consulates doing? I hope this is explained in the linked article Consul (representative). This is not enough? I'll try to find some Hamburg specific examples. There are only 5 images of consulates, is it too much? You see your short comment has opened more questions for me, so thanks again. Cheers. Sebastian scha. (talk) 10:28, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
I have expanded the intro a bit as suggested by Gwern. Sebastian scha. (talk) 16:45, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
The intro looks much better. An impressive statistic might drive home Hamburg's commercial importance ('35% of German trade passed through Hamburg'). The # of pictures seems fine. --Gwern (contribs) 16:42 23 October 2009 (GMT)
You are right. Added a little bit, mentioned the port; and a nice colored big world map. Sebastian scha. (talk) 20:42, 23 October 2009 (UTC)