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A war faction infobox may be used to summarize information about a particular faction participating in a war; it should not be used for regular military units and formations (which should use {{infobox military unit}} instead). The infobox should be added using the {{infobox war faction}} template, as shown below:

UsageEdit

{{{name}}}
{{{native_name}}}
Participant in {{{war}}}
[[File:{{{image}}}|{{{image_size}}}|alt={{{image_alt}}}|{{{image_alt}}}]]
{{{caption}}}
Active{{{active}}}
Status{{{active2}}}
Ideology{{{ideology}}}
Political position{{{position}}}
Motive(s){{{motives}}}
Allegiance{{{allegiance}}}
Group(s){{{clans}}}
Founders{{{founders}}}
Founding leader{{{founding_leader}}}
Leaders{{{leaders}}}
Military leader{{{military_leader}}}
Political leader{{{political_leader}}}
{{{leader1_title}}}{{{leader1_name}}}
{{{leader2_title}}}{{{leader2_name}}}
Spokesperson{{{spokesperson}}}
Headquarters{{{headquarters}}}
Area of operations{{{area}}}
Size{{{strength}}}
Colours{{{colours}}}
Part of{{{partof}}}
Preceded by{{{predecessor}}}
Split from{{{split_from}}}
Merger of{{{merger_of}}}
Originated as{{{previous}}}
Formerly{{{formerly}}}
Became{{{next}}}
Merged into{{{merged_into}}}
Split to{{{split_to}}}
Succeeded by{{{successor}}}
Allies{{{allies}}}
Opponent(s){{{opponents}}}
Battles and war(s){{{battles}}}
Organization(s){{{organizations}}}
Website{{{website}}}
Designated as a terrorist organisation by
{{{designated_as_terror_group_by}}}
{{{identification_symbol_label}}}{{{identification_symbol}}}
{{{identification_symbol_2_label}}}{{{identification_symbol_2}}}
{{{identification_symbol_3_label}}}{{{identification_symbol_3}}}
{{{identification_symbol_4_label}}}{{{identification_symbol_4}}}
Basic usage Full usage
{{Infobox war faction
| name             = 
| native_name      = 
| native_name_lang = 
| war              = 
| image            = 
| caption          = 
| active           = 
| ideology         = 
| position         =
| leaders          = 
| clans            = 
| headquarters     = 
| area             = 
| strength         = 
| partof           = 
| previous         = 
| next             = 
| allies           = 
| split            = 
| opponents        = 
| battles          = 
| website          = 
}}
{{Infobox war faction
| name = 
| native_name = 
| native_name_lang = 
| war = 
| image = 
| image_size = 
| image_alt = 
| caption = 
| active = 
| active2 =
| ideology = 
| position =
| motives =
| allegiance = 
| clans = 
| founders = 
| founder = 
| founding_leader = 
| leader_title = 
| leaders = 
| leader = 
| military_leader = 
| political_leader = 
| leader1_title = 
| leader1_name = 
| leader2_title = 
| leader2_name = 
| leader3_title = 
| leader3_name = 
| spokesperson = 
| spokesman = 
| headquarters = 
| area = 
| strength = 
| colours =
| partof = 
| predecessor = 
| split_from = 
| merger_of = 
| previous = 
| originated_as = 
| original_name = 
| formerly = 
| former_name = 
| next = 
| became = 
| later_name = 
| merged_into = 
| merged_to = 
| split_to = 
| successor = 
| allies = 
| opponents = 
| battles = 
| organizations = 
| website = 
| designated_as_terror_group_by = 
| identification_symbol_label = 
| identification_symbol = 
| identification_symbol_2_label = 
| identification_symbol_2 = 
| identification_symbol_3_label = 
| identification_symbol_3 = 
| identification_symbol_4_label = 
| identification_symbol_4 = 
}}

ParametersEdit

Note: When using parameters, avoid the ambiguous abbreviation "N/A", and instead use "unknown" or "none". All subjective or qualitative judgements and numerical quantities or statistics must be cited to a reliable source (see WP:MILMOS#CITE).

  • name – the formal name of the faction.
  • native_name – the faction's name in their own language
  • native_name_lang – ISO 639-1 code e.g. "fr" for French. If more than one, use {{lang}} for |native_name= instead
  • war – the war or wars in which the faction participated; for proper grammar, it may be necessary to insert "the" before the name.
  • imageoptional – an image representative of the faction. The image must be given in the form [[Image:Example.jpg|300px]]; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • image_sizeoptional
  • image_altoptional
  • captionoptional – the text to be placed below the image.
  • active – the period during which the faction was active.
  • active2optional – the current status of the faction.
  • ideologyoptional – the ideology of the faction, if relevant.
  • positionoptional – the political spectrum of the faction.
  • motivesoptional – goals or motives of the faction.
  • allegianceoptional
  • clansoptional – the clans or tribes the faction includes, if relevant.
  • founders or founderoptional
  • founding_leaderoptional
  • leaders or leader – the leaders of the faction.
  • military_leaderoptional
  • political_leaderoptional
  • leader1_title and leader1_nameoptional
  • leader2_title and leader2_nameoptional
  • spokesperson or spokesmanoptional
  • headquartersoptional – the headquarters of the faction.
  • areaoptional – the area in which the faction operated; a map may be included here, if one is available.
  • strengthoptional – the number of personnel comprising the faction.
  • coloursoptional – main colours of the faction.
  • partofoptional – the larger group of which the faction is a part, if any.
  • predecessoroptional
  • split_fromoptional
  • merger_ofoptional
  • previous, originated_as, or original_nameoptional – the previous identity of the faction, or the factions from which it emerged.
  • formerly or former_nameoptional
  • next, became, or later_nameoptional – if the faction transformed into another one, the name of that faction.
  • merged_into or merged_tooptional
  • split_tooptional – parties that the faction has split into.
  • successoroptional
  • alliesoptional – the faction's allies in the war.
  • opponentsoptional – the faction's opponents in the war.
  • battlesoptional – any notable battles or wars in which the unit participated. The decision of what constitutes a notable battle is left to the editors of the specific article.
  • organizationsoptional
  • website or urloptional – official website, if one exists, of the unit.
  • designated_as_terror_group_byoptional
  • identification_symbol_label and identification_symboloptional
  • identification_symbol_2_label and identification_symbol_2optional
  • identification_symbol_3_label and identification_symbol_3optional
  • identification_symbol_4_label and identification_symbol_4optional

ExampleEdit

Islamic Courts Union
اتحاد المحاكم الإسلامية
Midowga Maxkamadaha Islaamiga
Participant in the Somali Civil War
Flag of the Islamic Courts Union.svg
The flag of the Islamic Courts Union.
ActiveJune 6, 2006–present
StatusActive
Motive(s)Impose sharia in Somalia.
Group(s)Habar Gidir, Abgaal, Rahanweyn, Ogaden, Marehan and some support from many other clans
LeadersSharif Sheikh Ahmed,
Hassan Dahir Aweys
HeadquartersMogadishu
Area of operationsCentral and southern Somalia
Originated asUnaligned Islamic sharia courts movements
Allies
Opponent(s)
{{Infobox war faction
| name = Islamic Courts Union
| native_name = اتحاد المحاكم الإسلامية<br/>''Midowga Maxkamadaha Islaamiga''
| native_name_lang = ar
| war = the [[Somali Civil War]]
| image = [[Image:Flag_of_the_Islamic_Courts_Union.svg|300px]]
| caption = The flag of the Islamic Courts Union.
| leaders = [[Sharif Sheikh Ahmed]],<br/> [[Hassan Dahir Aweys]]
| clans = [[Habar Gidir]], [[Abgaal]], [[Rahanweyn]], [[Ogaden]], [[Marehan]] and some support from many other clans
| active = June 6, 2006–present
| active2 = Active
| motives = Impose [[sharia]] in Somalia.
| headquarters = [[Mogadishu]]
| area = Central and southern [[Somalia]]
| previous = Unaligned Islamic [[sharia]] courts movements
| next =
| allies = {{unbulleted list
  | [[Mujahideen]] organizations, including [[Al Qaeda]]
  | Various Muslim and anti-Ethiopian nations including [[Eritrea]] (alleged)
  }}
| opponents = {{unbulleted list
  | Clan-based warlords
  | [[Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism]]
  | [[Juba Valley Alliance]]
  | [[Transitional Federal Government]]
  | [[Puntland]]
  | [[Galmudug]]
  | [[Ethiopia]]
  | [[United States]]
  }}
}}

Tracking categoryEdit

TemplateDataEdit

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TemplateData for Infobox war faction

A war faction infobox may be used to summarize information about a particular faction participating in a war; it should not be used for regular military units and formations.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Namename

The formal name of the faction in English.

Linerequired
Native namenative_name

The faction's name in their own language.

Lineoptional
Native name languagenative_name_lang

The ISO 639-1 code of the language used for its native name.

Lineoptional
War(s)war

The war or wars in which the faction participated; you might need to insert "the" at the beginning of this phrase.

Stringsuggested
Imageimage

An image representative of the faction. It must be given in the from [[File:Example.jpg|300px]]

Contentsuggested
Caption of the imagecaption

The text to be placed below the image

Linesuggested
Active periodactive

The period during which the faction was active.

Linerequired
Ideologyideology

The ideology of the faction, if relevant.

Contentoptional
Groupsclans

The clans or tribes the faction includes.

Contentoptional
Leadersleaders leader

The leaders of the faction.

Contentrequired
Headquartersheadquarters

The headquarters of the faction.

Linesuggested
Areaarea

The area in which the faction operated; a map may be included here.

Contentsuggested
Sizestrength

The number of personnel comprising the faction

Lineoptional
Part ofpartof

The larger group of which the faction is a part.

Lineoptional
Originated asprevious originated_as original_name

The previous identity of the faction, or the factions from which it emerged.

Contentoptional
Becamenext became later_name

If the faction transformed into another one, the name of that faction.

Contentoptional
Alliesallies

The faction's allies in the war.

Contentoptional
Split tosplit_to

Parties that the faction has an split into.

Contentoptional
Opponentsopponents

The faction's opponents in the war.

Contentoptional
Battles and warsbattles

Any notable battles or wars in which the unit participated. The decision of what constitutes a notable battle is left to the editors of the specific article.

Contentoptional
Organizationsorganizations

no description

Unknownoptional
Websitewebsite url

Official website, if one exists, of the unit.

Lineoptional
Identification_symbolidentification_symbol

no description

Unknownoptional
Identification_symbol_2identification_symbol_2

no description

Unknownoptional
Identification_symbol_labelidentification_symbol_label

no description

Unknownoptional
Identification_symbol_2_labelidentification_symbol_2_label

no description

Unknownoptional
Identification_symbol_3_labelidentification_symbol_3_label

no description

Unknownoptional
Identification_symbol_3identification_symbol_3

no description

Unknownoptional
Identification_symbol_4_labelidentification_symbol_4_label

no description

Unknownoptional
Identification_symbol_4identification_symbol_4

no description

Unknownoptional
Image_sizeimage_size

no description

Unknownoptional
Image_altimage_alt

no description

Unknownoptional
Statusactive2

The current status of the faction.

Unknownsuggested
Political positionposition

The political spectrum of the faction.

Unknownoptional
Motivesmotives

The political spectrum of the faction.

Unknownoptional
Allegianceallegiance

no description

Unknownoptional
Foundersfounders

no description

Unknownoptional
Founderfounder

no description

Unknownoptional
Founding_leaderfounding_leader

no description

Unknownoptional
Leader_titleleader_title

no description

Unknownoptional
Military_leadermilitary_leader

no description

Unknownoptional
Political_leaderpolitical_leader

no description

Unknownoptional
Leader1_titleleader1_title

no description

Unknownoptional
Leader1_nameleader1_name

no description

Unknownoptional
Leader2_titleleader2_title

no description

Unknownoptional
Leader2_nameleader2_name

no description

Unknownoptional
Leader3_titleleader3_title

no description

Unknownoptional
Leader3_nameleader3_name

no description

Unknownoptional
Spokespersonspokesperson

no description

Unknownoptional
Spokesmanspokesman

no description

Unknownoptional
Colourscolours

main colours of the faction.

Unknownoptional
Predecessorpredecessor

no description

Unknownoptional
Split_fromsplit_from

no description

Unknownoptional
Merger_ofmerger_of

no description

Unknownoptional
Formerlyformerly

no description

Unknownoptional
Former_nameformer_name

no description

Unknownoptional
Merged_intomerged_into

no description

Unknownoptional
Merged_tomerged_to

no description

Unknownoptional
Successorsuccessor

no description

Unknownoptional
Designated_as_terror_group_bydesignated_as_terror_group_by

no description

Unknownoptional
Splitsplit

no description

Unknownoptional