Talk:History of Saxony

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1. This article needs more pictures!!! Then it would be super dooper awesome!

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 20:49, 20 May 2006

2. Changed to "This article needs more pictures!!! Then it would be super dee dooperly awesome!" by:[1]

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) Revision as of 23:09, 18 October 2006

3. -agreed! Pictures would be nice... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angelmaraude (talkcontribs) Revision as of 06:45, 20 October 2006

It needs pictures and it also needs updating i only have until Friday and i NEED more information — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wolfy7980 (talkcontribs) 22:09, 13 May 2014 (UTC) The article says that charlemagne's campaign against the saxons have been carried out mainly to punish them for their incursions but that is not true. The franks have been for a long time in conflict with the saxons and have been trying to conquer them even before christianity was their official religion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:36, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Needs more organization.Edit

  • Can hardly read+Information is scattered. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dongolov (talkcontribs) Revision as of 16:01, 29 October 2006 (Needs more organization.)

__________________________________ CONCISE: The article is a handy little overview of Saxony; a guide to the future tidier article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kompass (talkcontribs) Revision as of 03:57, 7 December 2006 ('m Added comment defending this page'.)

  • Above reconstructed/refactored and tagged by me! // FrankB 07:27, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Motion to SplitEdit

  1. The problem with this article is first it's not getting edited[2]
  2. Secondly, geographic... the damn name started at the Rhine (see: description in Old Saxony--I've been looking for a good map of Germany to pin 'that' region down ever since!) and has gradually been drifting Eastwards until the current locale in Free State of Saxony/Kingdom of Saxony.
    1. A fair guess on that is a drift of 500 miles! (Boston to Pittburgh)
  3. Thirdly, political or historo-political concerns and topics are intricately blended with geographic due to the laws of inheritance in the old Holy Roman Empire and the later eventual German State.
  4. OTOH, as a survey article, it may have a place, but should focus then on the high points of the change and drift over time, their causes and effects, and leave the different geo-political coverages to the articles annoted already as main articles. Believe THAT is the best way to go. // FrankB 07:45, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

I just read the article and think it is great the way it is. That it is a bit confusing is due to the confusing facts. This is the first time I have understood how all the ambiguity concerning the terms "Saxon" and "Saxony" came about. I think the article should be left intact. As a comment to the "drift of 500 miles!" I'd like to point out that there still is a state that is called Lower Saxony in roughly the same place as the "Old Saxony". malte h. 21 April 2008

P.S.: Ah, and by the way, Saxony didn't start out at the Rhine but north of the Elbe. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:05, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

The Prussian province of SaxonyEdit

The number of the area ceded by the Kingdom of Saxony in the following sentence must be wrong:

The Prussian Province of Saxony was formed in 1815 from the territories, about 8,100 square miles (21,000 km2) in extent, ceded by the Kingdom of Saxony, with the addition of some districts already belonging to Prussia, the most important of which are the Altmark, from which the State of Prussia sprang; the former immediate principalities of the Archbishop of Magdeburg and of the Bishop of Halberstadt, which Prussia had received by the Peace of Westphalia (1648) at the close of the Thirty Years' War; and the Eichsfeld, with the city of Erfurt and its surroundings.

The entire province had an area of 9,746 square miles (25,240 km2), where the Altmark, the principalities of the Archbishop of Magdeburg and of the Bishop of Halberstadt and the Eichsfeld already made roughly half of the territory.--Zarbi1 (talk) 18:48, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

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