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Rhodesia and Zimbabwe Awards and Honours Categories: Proposal

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Date: 1 Nov 2018 [unknown]
Location: Zimbabwemap
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Scope

Awards and Honours are part of the social structure of any nation. Under the existing category, Awards and Honors, there are no categories for Rhodesian and Zimbabwean orders, decorations and medals. There should be. This proposal might provoke controversy, but it should not. This submission proposes category mapping of the theme Orders, Decorations and Medals of Zimbabwe and Orders, Decorations and Medals of Rhodesia.
Firstly, those involved with Categorisation need to observe that Africa is singled out as the only continental block. All other nations stand in their own right. The category Orders, Decorations and Medals of Africa has a sole, sub-category occupant, being South Africa. Might one ask if this is part of an ongoing process to sub-categorise all nations within their continental areas?
We have here, again, a question of how to handle the transition of nations from one name to the next. Zimbabwe, as you are well coming to know, has been through a transition from being part of British South Africa, Rhodesia, then Southern Rhodesia, back to Rhodesia and then onto Zimbabwe Rhodesia just to complicate things. The author does not propose highlighting each of these country names, but is guided by the passion of whether or not users might want to participate in categorisation. Two categories are proposed, Orders, Decorations and Medals of Zimbabwe and Orders, Decorations and Medals of Rhodesia.
Each has a unique set of orders, decorations and medals. There has been no transition of identical medals from one state to the successor state. The sensitivity we need concern ourselves with is stronger in areas concerning heroes and the war dead. Thus Rhodesians will not list their war dead under the Zimbabwe category AND, appropriately, vice versa. Zimbabweans do not want Cecil Rhodes as a hero in their category line up.
Thus it is that orders, decorations and awards may not be categorised unless appropriately sub-categorised. As categorists we need to be sensitive to this, since it is our objective to draw in people of all political persuasions and encourage accurate categorization. Pertinently, ALL landing level categories terminated with the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe (unlike place - cities, towns, schools which did transition and must be carried in the categories under the currently named state).

Parent Category

The Awards and Honors category is the proposed parent category of Orders, Decorations and Medals of Zimbabwe and Orders, Decorations and Medals of Rhodesia. This proposed suggests the elimination of Orders, Decorations and Medals of Africa unless all nations become sub categories of their continental areas. These themes will also be nested under Regions/Africa/Zimbabwe. Please see section on mapping.

Implementation of the Theme

These categories are being proposed upon a clean slate. It is proposed that only landing level categories that are being populated with profiles should be introduced. Each orders, decorations and medals category shall be implemented as and when editing or categorization of profiles takes place.

Proposed Deletions

There are no categories to be deleted. Depending on the evolving policy, Orders, Decorations and Medals of Africa may be subject to change.

Collaboration

The author seeks the collaborative input of the Categorisation Project, of which he is a member. There is no active Awards and Honors Project. Categorization Project members may deliberate through its Google Groups facility. Other interested parties may collaborate via the author's Profile - Andrew Field, or on this free-space page. Once the Categorization Project has given its blessing this proposal shall be subject of discussion in G2G.

Notification

Notification of this proposed listing will be done in the Orders, Decorations and Medals of Zimbabwe and Orders, Decorations and Medals of Rhodesia categories thus allowing other users access to the proposal before entering non-conforming order, decorations and medal categories.

Category Resource Listing

It is not proposed to discuss landing categories until the principals proposed have been agreed.

  • Parent Category
    • [[Category: Orders, Decorations and Medals of Rhodesia]] is not yet operative.
    • Sub-Parent
      • [[Category: Commendations, Rhodesia]]
      • [[Category: Gallantry Awards, Rhodesia]]
      • [[Category: National Honours, Rhodesia]]
      • [[Category: Service Awards, Rhodesia]]
  • Parent Category
    • [[Category: Orders, Decorations and Medals of Zimbabwe]] is not yet operative.
    • Sub-Parent
      • [[Category: Commendations, Zimbabwe]]
      • [[Category: Gallantry Awards, Zimbabwe]]
      • [[Category: National Honours, Zimbabwe]]
      • [[Category: Service Awards, Zimbabwe]]

Mapping

The Rhodesia Orientation

  • Category: Society
    • Category: Awards and Honours
      • Category: Orders, Decorations and Medals of Rhodesia
        • Category: Commendations, Rhodesia
        • Category: Gallantry Awards, Rhodesia
        • Category: Honours, Rhodesia
        • Category: Service Awards, Rhodesia
      • ...
    • ...
  • ...

The Zimbabwe Orientation

  • Category: Society
    • Category: Awards and Honours
      • Category: Orders, Decorations and Medals of Zimbabwe
        • Category: Commendations, Zimbabwe
        • Category: Gallantry Awards, Zimbabwe
        • Category: Honours, Zimbabwe
        • Category: Service Awards, Zimbabwe
      • ...
    • ...
  • ...




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