Category talk:Former empires

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Category:Former empires[edit]

Upmerge to Category:Empires Themightyquill (talk) 11:31, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Why -- because there aren't any today? I'd rather see all the others moved into this category, and possibly rename this one to "Empires by name". --Auntof6 (talk) 17:15, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Can you rephrase that? I'm not sure I understand. The only non-former empire we have is Category:Galactic Empire (Star Wars)‎ inside Category:Fictional empires. - Themightyquill (talk) 11:28, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Even that one was a long, long time ago. BMacZero (talk) 17:19, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
I agree with Themightyquill. Every empire in Category:Empires is a former empire, and even if a new empire was formed it would be so much of a minority that I'd favor creating Category:Current empires instead. BMacZero (talk) 17:19, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Rephrasing/elaborating for Themightyquill: Sorry, I guess I left out some of my thinking. You didn't give a reason for upmerging; I was asking if the reason was that all (nonfictional) empires are former, and that therefore specifying "former" isn't necessary. Whatever the case, I see value in a category that includes all individual empires. Since Category:Empires includes categories for many individual empires, I thought those could be moved down to this category, Category:Former empires, to help organize Category:Empires. If we don't want to call it "former", maybe it could be renamed to "Empires by name". If we had a category "Empires by name", other entries might need to go into it as well, such as subcats of Category:Colonial empires, Category:Empires and kingdoms of India, etc. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:01, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, BMacZero, for actually making me laugh outloud (and to both you and Auntof6 for your thoughts.) If I'm understanding Auntof6 correctlly, I think this could work:
I started looking at this as I was sorting through Category:Former monarchies (of which Category:Former empires is a subcategory). I'm wondering now if it (or Category:Empires if we merge) belongs there. Do all empires have a single Emperor/Empress ? - Themightyquill (talk) 10:03, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
That structure seems good to me. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:57, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

@Themightyquill, Auntof6, BMacZero: Closed (consensus to merge Category:Former empires into Category:Empires and adopt structure as laid out by Themightyquill) Josh (talk) 23:00, 17 April 2019 (UTC)