We also have Revolutionary Events http://www.worldheritagesite.org/tag.php?id=196
That would be my suggestion .
But we seem to have created a bit of overlap between several Connections in this area and perhaps need to clarify and slightly rearrange them.
a. Historical Events http://www.worldheritagesite.org/tag.php?id=3
To continue with its original purpose this Connection needs a clearer definition to avoid just listing miscellaneous events. Instead of "related to...." - perhaps "Whose OUV is directly/significantly derived from ..." (i.e Without that event the site may well not have been inscribed). Unless we maintain that "high" bar there could be "historical events" of some level at large numbers of WHS! As a result I would remove Biblical Tells, Kremlin and Red Sq, and Prague - none of these is actually inscribed because of the events. I am not sure about the Temple of Confucius and Lumbini - These are inscribed only partly because of the original "birth event" but really because of the subsequent development and use of the place because of that original event. But a connection of just "famous person born here" would mix in large numbers of birthplaces of politicians, composers, authors etc and thus dilute the significance of Confucius and Buddha's birth events to the OUV. Probably best to leave these 2 "Birth events" here?
b. Declarations of Independence
Clearly Such "Declarations" are also "Historical Events"! But I would suggest that the "bar" remains lower here in that the Declaration doesn't have to be a direct/significant part of the OUV. There haven't been so many that this will open the floodgates! We have Independence Hall in both - but that is fair enough - the significance of the event in the OUV justifies the first and the "Declaration" justifies the second
c. Revolutionary Events
There is no definitional text for this at all - and we have Independence Hall yet again!! Why stop there? In that sense ALL "Declarations" are "Revolutionary", but this degree of overlap becomes ridiculous so we need a more differentiated definition to exclude them! But how best to define "Revolutionary"? Not all Revolutionary events are "mass" events (E.g Castro/Granma). Not all result in "death" (e.g Velvet Revolution). Not all are "successful" (e.g the Jeju Uprising). But we need to allow all of these whilst still maintaining a degree of "forceful" action!
I suggest we change the title to "Insurrections". This brings in the concept of "rising" against the established authority but with some significant "physical" action with the aim of actually "overturning" it. A "Declaration" is not, per se, an Insurrection (though it may arise from one!). Similarly "Strikes" (for which we have a separate Connection) may be regarded as "Revolutionary events" or "Insurrections" - but most are not aimed at actually overturning the established authority - just in getting it to change its ways!
"WHS at which Insurrections took place aimed at overturning the established government (whether successful or not) and involving mass action or force".
Consequential moves between Connections if the above are accepted
Independence hall would be removed from "Revolutionary events"
Kremlin/Red Sq would be moved from Historical Events to "Insurrections"
Prague ("The Prague Embassy") Could
be moved from Historical Events" to "Cold War" because of its significance in breaking the Iron curtain but there is a slight problem of "overlap" with "Velvet revolution" - would these be better handled as a single event?
And what about "Biblical Tells"? I suggest extending "Sieges" to include "Battles". No Battlefields per se have been inscribed (and are unlikely to be because of offending one side or another!!). A problem however is that "battles" of some sort or another have taken place at many WHS - all those colonial sites being captured/recaptured etc between England/France and NL for instance! E.g England capturing St Louis or Goree!! Many of them however were just "skirmishes" and have never been granted the title "Battle of ....." . However there are some surprises - I have discovered "The Battle of Fort Elmina" in 1781!!
I also note that Wiki calls the same event of 1457BC both "The Siege of Megiddo" and "The Battle of Megiddo" - which seems to confirm a significant "overlap" of the term!
Perhaps the "definition" should state
"WHS within whose boundaries a Siege or Battle took place which is listed in Wiki's "List of Battles ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_battles
) or "List of Sieges" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sieges