|Southeast Asia: Laos|
|This article is about a topic whose name is originally rendered in the Lao script; however the article does not have that version of its name in the article's lead paragraph. Anyone who is knowledgeable enough with the original language is invited to assist in adding the Lao script.|
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Kingdom of Laos was proposed for deletion. This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was REDIRECT
- Comment, This does not need to be here, copyvio is the correct process. -Vina 20:35, 26 Oct 2004 (UTC)
- Note, I moved the discussion from the main VfD page to here. -Vina 20:39, 26 Oct 2004 (UTC)
- Countrystudies.us can't revert or annull the public domain status of the text; their copyright can only extend to their own stuff (i.e., the text around the edges of the country studies they obtained from the Library of Congress). I'll restore the article. I would also put this note on the copyvio page, but there doesn't appear to be an item there for Kingdom of Laos. Wile E. Heresiarch 01:04, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)
- Delete. NeoJustin 03:48, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)
- Redirect to Laos. The full/proper names of countries, and their historical forms, should probably be made into redirects to the country article. --Improv 17:19, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)
- Redirect to Laos or History of Laos, but merge any parts that are not yet in the redirected-to article. Wile E. Heresiarch 20:39, 27 Oct 2004 (UTC)
- Redirect. —siroχo 23:54, Oct 27, 2004 (UTC)
This page is now preserved as an archive of the debate and, like other '/delete' pages is no longer 'live'. Subsequent comments on the issue, the deletion or on the decision-making process should be placed on the relevant 'live' pages. Please do not edit this page.
The first and second sentence are in apparent contradiction: the Kingdom of Laos was sovereign from 1947 to 1975. yet in 1953 a treaty established a sovereign Laos. Please resolve this. Also, there is only one reference. Two would be better; and more, better still. Rintrah 15:47, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
- Looks like someone fixed it. Cont. tag removed. 99DBSIMLR 12:52, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
The Political scene in Laos wasn't like Vietnam at the time, there wasn't a north or south, it was a big mess.
The Empire of Brazil has an article seperate from Brazil, why should the Kingdom of Laos be deleted?
Date of independence
The date of the independence for Kingdom of Laos is October 22, 1953, not on November 9, 1953 (November 9 is Cambodia's independence day). Source: http://factsanddetails.com/southeast-asia/Laos/sub5_3a/entry-2937.html "In 1950 Laos was granted semi-autonomy as an "associated state" within the French Union. France remained in de facto control until 22 October 1953, when Laos gained full independence as a constitutional monarchy".
Wrong Flag design?
Where did this unique design for the Kingdom of Laos' flag come from? The trunks are not curved on the original flags.
The flag embedded on this article is not an accurate representation of the flag of the Kingdom of Laos. In the September 1961 issue of National Geographic  there are pictures and descriptions of all the member states of the United Nations at that time. The flag of Laos is displayed on page 340. The graphic uploaded at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3-head-elephant-laos-flag.svg is a closer representation of that flag.
- National Geographic, September 1961, page 340
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