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Why is Louisianne 19 when the rest are in the 180's? BoArthur 14:31, 23 June 2006 (PDT)

Louisianne is a big country, doesn't it need an extra digit? --Quentin 14:37, 23 June 2006 (PDT)

If its based on territory, alyeska would require it own digit to subdivide and I'm sure that both in term of population and size, New Francy is larger then some NAL provinces. I think it might be better to give a 2 digit number to all north american countries and reserved ones with 3 digits for subnational entities. --Marc Pasquin 17:08, 23 June 2006 (PDT)

Done; however, it restricts the amount of codes allocated to the NAL. --Quentin 23:03, 23 June 2006 (PDT)
I have made some minor edits; removed Western Sahara, as it is the same as Castillian West Africa. Also probably the Ukraine wouldn't use coade that starts in the numbers previously allocated to CSDS as Ukraine was not a part of CSDS, and it couldn't be so that e.g. one country would use code 12, while other one - 120 at the same time. Similarly, Tibet as far as I understand was not actually part of China in the 19th-20th centuries. Abdul-aziz 04:13, 24 June 2006 (PDT)
I've moved around the CSDS stuff in general to make it more sensible, Ukraine is moved to 358, Tibet to 925 (which makes sense as it is culturally closer to India than China in many respects and whilst it has large area if it's anything like RW has low pop. density, so it only needs three digits). I'll also move Uygurstan out of the China area because I doubt it had telephones until after GWII anyway, giving its messed-up state. --Quentin 04:30, 24 June 2006 (PDT)
Ok, thanks. Abdul-aziz 04:41, 24 June 2006 (PDT)
You're welcome. Any other comments? --Quentin 05:27, 24 June 2006 (PDT)

The CSDS will not be approved/disproved until Ferko comes back, as that is his imminent domain. BoArthur 09:52, 24 June 2006 (PDT)

It's amazing the stuff you unearth on this Wiki! I just came across this article.

It looks like larger/more powerful states have shorter codes: at least in Zone 9. I realise that when this was created no-one knew much of anything about Turkestan, but can we move its code to a two-digit code, say, 91? Or move Burma to something else and make Turkestan and the other Turkic Central Asian states 95* codes? 99-anything is just too close to the international disaster code to be anything but sickly humourous, IMO. Geoff 11:57, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

How did the numbers for each nation get decided? Misterxeight 17:17, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Before my time. +44 is the code for the FK, same as the UK *here*. Perhaps it's largely based on *here* where possible. Of course, given the differences between *here* and *there* as regards the more level geopolitical playing field *there*, I'm not sure how much sense this makes.
The system *here* has to have been instigated by a USAnian; I can't see anyone else deciding to give them the +1 code. Unless it's some kind of subtle backhanded compliment suggesting that Americans can't count beyond that... ;) Geoff 20:16, 19 April 2009 (UTC)


Zones 7-9 counterproposal

Here's my alternate suggestion for Zones 7-9. I've placed Turkestan, Uyguristan and Mongolia into Zone 7 with Russia, as it seems probable that none of these had much in the way of telephony until they came within the Snorist ambit.

Zone 8 is now dedicated to Japan, India and China, and Zone 9 handles the Middle East through to Persia, and the Caucasus states.

940 for the Assyrian patriarchal see is a suggested "informal" code; the See is located within Iraaq on the outskirts of Baghdaad, and I'm kind of suggesting that the "0" is technically part of its internal area code, assigned by the Iraaqi government to what amounts to a tiny semi-autonomous enclave next to its capital.

Zone 7: Russia and Central Asia (within Russian sphere of influence)

Zone 8: East and South Asia

Zone 9: West Asia

Geoff 04:13, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Country codes of Yemen and the United Arab Emirates

  • There* aren't such countries called Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. *Here's* Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar form a loose confederation called the Thousand Emirates created by the union of an independent country (Himyar), a federation of English protectorates (Federation of Aden) and another federation of Kemrese protectorates (Trucial Sheikhdoms). So I don't think country codes 323 and 324 could exist in separate. I suggest the Thousand Emirates to have 323 THO/THE/TEM (whatever) country code, but there might be regional codes. My suggestion for these: 3231 Himyar (*here's* North Yemen more or less), 3232 Aden (*here's* South Yemen), 3233 Oman, 3234 Trucial Sheikhdoms (*Here's* UAE, Qatar and Bahrain)--Pedromoderno 17:01, 26 September 2017 (PDT)
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