looks like we were both working on it at the same time, and now it's messed up. Sorry about that. I hope you an fix it. If you have to just undo it, and put it back to what it was before my ates, do what you have to.
I undid your Strom link. I meant Strom Thurmond. He may have been before your time, but carried the flag for old time southern conservatism for more years than you'd believe. Here's a link to his daughter's obituary. Read this, and you'll know what I meant about Strom. http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2014/02/09/1659216/
clap clap* Love how warped this whole thing is. Your a "liberal" who lives in Europe. Wait what? Yeah thats not possible. Do us Americans over here a favor chick, stay outta our politics you communist trashbag. Your views on everything are only your own, and you cant stand anything else.
The reason I added the countries of the UK to the Former Countries category is because they were once sovereign states (independent countries), but no longer are. Doesn't mean they're not countries in the cultural scene of the term, or can't be in the Countries category. My impression is that the Countries category includes both sovereign states and "cultural countries" (not sure what the proper term for that is).
On a related note, is there a reason England isn't in the Countries category, yet the other UK Countries are?
A referendum will soon be held about Scottish independence, after that getting Scotland out of the former countries category will be difficult the way Wikia does things. Wales may decide on independence too. Also should all the countries of the European Union be called former countries because the EU is becoming a sovereign state?
Why would it be difficult, wouldn't it be just a matter of removing the [[Catagory:Former Countries]] from the page code? As for the European Union, that's something of a special case. It's member states are generally considered to be sovereign states, and the overwhelming majority of world maps show them as sovereign states and not as mere sub-national entities of the EU. Basically, most sources treat it as an international organization (like the UN) rather then as a state. For the sake of the argument tough, let's say the EU is a sovereign state like any other and it's member-states (politically speaking, not culturally) aren't countries anymore then the provinces of Canada are. I'd say the Former Countries category would be appropriate, along with the Countries category for those that would still be Nations in the cultural sense of the term (e.g. France).
The edit button, but it might be different for you then for me. I seem to recall that wikia had some fancy page editor instead of the regular media-wiki editor, or something like that, which I disabled on my account.