User talk:The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick

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RedCoat 14:10, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

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BotMultichillT (talk) 06:31, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

British Empire[edit]

Can you add the Oregon territory to area controlled by Great Britain to your map? Otherwise, excellent work. 22:25, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't know whether you would include them but many of the Italian African colonies were under British control from early forties to early fifties. Also wouldn't New Zealand's and Australia's Antarctic territories be considered part of British Empire (although I don't know about official control from London).

  • Few more territories may be considered:
    • Tortuga, a small island near Haiti, was controlled by the British, 1630-1635.
    • Part of today's Haiti (Santo Domingo) was occupied by the British (1795-1798). The aim was to divide the island between Britain and Spain. Whether it became colony or not is disputed here:
    • Tangiers in Morocco.
    • Tibet was occupied by the Britain in 1904/1905, and the initial peace treaty "declared that Tibet would have no relations with any other foreign powers (converting Tibet into a British protectorate)". This was within a year changed in favour of Chinese control.
  • Thanks for the map. Pavel Vozenilek (talk) 01:00, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Multiple deletions[edit]

Hello Red Hat! Hope all is well with you. I'm writing to let you know about several delete proposal that may interest you. They are:

There are also some more maps that should be deleted. Hope you can give's your view. Cheers! The Ogre (talk) 16:22, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

More multiple deletions of maps[edit]

You may also be interested in these:

Chers! The Ogre (talk) 16:56, 6 March 2010 (UTC)


You might be interested in Commons:Deletion requests/Nonsense Portuguese and Union maps. Cheers! The Ogre (talk) 16:56, 23 March 2010 (UTC)


Should Hawaii be included on the map of the British Empire Map? Hawaii was a British protectorate from 1794–1843, when it became a republic. The Hawaiian flag also includes a Union Flag.