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WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject British Empire, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of British Empire on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.

All Red Route[edit]

Or All-Red Route, I'm not sure if it's hyphenated or not. This was atag used in reference to an all-British route around the world: via Gibraltar-Suez-Aden-India-Malacca-HK-Vancouver-Montreal-London or alternately via the Cape of Good Hope. it features in CP Steamships/CP Railway tourism promotions, and Ithink in Cook's and in P&O's...something of an imperial slogan. I don't have the resources to wriet/cite it properly, just observing that it's "out there" as an Empire-related topic in need of an article. Basic cites I can piont to for Vancouver being a key connection are in alan Morley's Vancouver: MFrom Milltown to Metropolis and J.S. Matthews' Early Vancouver; als oin Peter MacDonald's Historical Atlas of Vancouver (Historical Geography of Vancouver?).Skookum1 (talk) 20:07, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

I have a BBC/Time-Life Magazine thing (The British Empire) here with an issue devoted entirely to The "All-Red Routes"; with the hyphen. Covers Steamships, Telegraph Cables, and Flying Boats. If I get some time I'll try and get an article up soonish. Commander Zulu (talk) 08:12, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Contributions attributed to British colonials and British Raj in modern India[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Contributions attributed to British colonials and British Raj in modern India

Have your say in the discussion, should this article be deleted or saved. It is under the scope of this "WikiProject British Empire".

This article has been currently renamed/moved, it is located here:


mrigthrishna (talk) 03:07, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Several maps of the Empire up for deletion[edit]

FYI, several maps of the British Empire have been nominated for deletion, see Wikipedia:Files for deletion/2010 March 14. (talk) 04:55, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Template:Commonwealth portal[edit]

FYI {{Commonwealth portal}} has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 04:54, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Now replaced with {{portal|Commonwealth}}. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 19:40, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Merge inactive project?[edit] (talk) 06:19, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

I don't believe that would be practical. The Commonwealth has member states that weren't part of the Empire and vice-versa. In addition they functioned in entirely different ways.--Ykraps (talk) 06:57, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Current consensus on the talk page of the other project is currently against it. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 20:49, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Deletion Discussion[edit]

A deletion discussion for a page within the scope of your project, List of largest empires, has been created. You are welcome to comment on the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of largest empires (5th nomination). Qwyrxian (talk) 01:09, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

New category - "Famines in British Empire"[edit]

I just created a new category called "Famines in British Empire" - if you are aware of other articles dealing with famines that happened in the British Empire, please add the category to those article or simply let me know. Thanks. Zuggernaut (talk) 07:08, 20 September 2010 (UTC)


I have nominated British Empire for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Zuggernaut (talk) 01:20, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Article how now been moved to "Featured Article Removal Candidates" list. BritishWatcher (talk) 00:18, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

proposal for a Project on the British Empire Games[edit]

FYI, there is a proposal to create a WikiProject for the British Empire Games, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Commonwealth Games. (talk) 04:39, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

When no longer a Member....[edit] does one delete his username from the Members Template? GoodDay (talk) 06:31, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Black Legend[edit]

An editing dispute at Talk:Black Legend (in which I am involved) requires extra eyes form people who know Spanish history and colonial history in general.·Maunus·ƛ· 20:17, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Proposed move: Foreign relations of Palestine[edit]

It has been proposed that Foreign relations of the Palestinian National Authority be renamed and moved to Foreign relations of Palestine. Please see the move discussion here. Alinor (talk) 06:48, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Discussion closed and then re-opened again from scratch at Talk:Foreign_relations_of_the_Palestinian_National_Authority#Requested_move_.28open_version.29 Alinor (talk) 06:35, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Minor Edit[edit]

'The British Empire was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. ' Global power links to great power but should instead link to hyperpower.Twobells (talk)

Discussion about title of Canadian history article[edit]

People watching this page may be interested in contributing to the discussion at Talk:British Canada (1763–1867)#Request for comment about title. Cheers. -GTBacchus(talk) 05:22, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

File:Anachronous map of the British Empire.png[edit]

It says on the map of File:Anachronous map of the British Empire.png that the Thirteen Colonies of America is a dependecy of Britain. This is wrong because Britain lost their North American territories befngore Australia and NZ was colonised. This needs to be changed immediately. Vought109 (talk) 07:29, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

It's anachronous. -- MichiganCharms (talk) 03:11, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Listen Up![edit]

A lot of these comments haven't been responded to by WikiProject British Empire Members. This is because the Wikiproject is essentially 'dead.' It has also been inactive for a long time. It is time for this to change. I am interested in reviving this WikiProject. To do this I need dedicated users who are prepared to put in the edits to revive the project. The topics of the greatest empire in history simply cannot be neglected. So I pledge for your help. Join the Wikiproject by adding your name to the list of participants. From there you can help by creating new articles within the scope of the British Empire, and adding articles that need to be created on the To-Do page. Vought109 (talk) 11:01, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

All I ask is that users be registered, and are familiar with Wikipedia's various policies and guidelines.

Remember, the main aims of the Wikiproject are:

  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of the British Empire.
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of the British Empire by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles.
  • To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to the British Empire on Wikipedia.
  • To create a consistent look and style for each page within our scope.
  • To fight vandalism on articles within our scope by patrolling recent changes.

All regular users and admins are most welcome to join. Vought109 (talk) 11:01, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Category:British civil servants to Ceylon[edit]

Category:British civil servants to Ceylon was nominated for renaming on 18 January and recently relisted due to insufficient participation. So that a consensus may form, would editors who are knowledgeable on the subject please offer their perspectives at the category's entry on the Wikipedia:Categories for discussion page? Thank you, -- Black Falcon (talk) 00:48, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Imperial Gift[edit]

Is Imperial Gift of interests to this Project? The article is about the donation of hundreds of surplus RAF aircraft after the First World War to the Dominions; Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and India. In some of these countries it led to the establishment of their own Air Forces. If anyone here is interested, please feel free to participate. Roger (talk) 13:44, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Laura Secord FAC[edit]

I've just nominated the Laura Secord article as a Featured Article Candidate. Any feedback or other input on the nomination would be much appreciate. Curly Turkey (gobble) 21:48, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

1704 - Paths taken by Simon Susarte .jpg[edit]

image:1704 - Paths taken by Simon Susarte .jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:41, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Proposed move of Anglo-African to British in Africa[edit]

See Talk:Anglo-African#Proposed move to British in Africa. Helen (talk) 17:31, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

{{The Commonwealth}}[edit]

Template:The Commonwealth (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 02:00, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Years in the British Empire/British Overseas Territories[edit]

I have added Category:1999 in the British Empire and a transition to Category:2000 in British Overseas Territories; likewise Category:1990s in the British Empire and a transition to Category:2000s in British Overseas Territories. Hugo999 (talk) 21:10, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

British Empire Games 1950 Silver Medal.jpg[edit]

image:British Empire Games 1950 Silver Medal.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 07:12, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Flags of the British Empire[edit]

Hey there I was wondering if you could be so helpful and take under your wings a article known as Flags of the British Empire and make is a part of your project because the page is starting to look a half decent reference page but it needs a heck of a lot more attention to let the page is supposed to be a collection of all the former colonial flags that we used throughout the British Empire now there is a member of flags already featured on the article but it's not the whole collection some of the images of the flags are from other websites that have been uploaded to Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons from other website and as a result are of very poor quality. I think it would be most useful to have a page where we could have all the former colonial flags the British Empire in one place but at the moment even in its present state it is not complete and it doesn't reflect this ambition but I believe with your help and tender loving care it can become the ultimate reference page. Thank you. ( (talk) 22:43, 26 December 2013 (UTC))

Member Enquiry[edit]

May I please become a member of the project. I will behave and make constructive edits WARNER one --9999 (talk) 15:07, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Request for input[edit]

A user has proposed a move at British Empire in World War II away from the current use of "British Empire" to "British Commonwealth". All input is welcome! —Brigade Piron (talk) 08:05, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

British invasions of the Río de la Plata listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for British invasions of the Río de la Plata to be moved to British invasions of the River Plate. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:33, 28 May 2015 (UTC)