[tz] Time zones in conflict areas

Jacob Pratt jacob at jhpratt.dev
Sat Nov 28 19:08:29 UTC 2020

What is wrong is that that is not the reality of the time that people
observe. The fact that a territory is internationally recognized as
occupied is irrelevant.

Jacob Pratt

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 14:02 Andriy Ivanchenko <ivanchenko.andriy at gmail.com>

> What is wrong if you do not indicate a change to switch to the time zone
> from occupation government?
> сб, 28 лист. 2020 о 20:41 Clive D.W. Feather <clive at davros.org> пише:
>> Andriy Ivanchenko said:
>> > Can you prove that the change of time in any territory is legitimate?
>> > Who has the right to indicate which time zone in a conflict area?
>> That is an unanswerable question, so we don't try to answer it.
>> We work on the basis of the time actually observed by the people who live
>> in the place. In the case of the Crimea, that's Moscow time whether we
>> like it or not.
>> When Germany invaded France in 1940, they changed their clocks to match
>> German time. I would take the view that that was not a legitimate change.
>> Nevertheless, it's what people actually used in France from then on and
>> therefore that's what we put in the database.
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