Template:Infobox former subdivision/doc

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This infobox was based on Template:Infobox Former Country, and adjusted to suit subdivisions of former countries.

This infobox should be used if the state in question was always a subdivision of some larger entity. For all other cases, use the Former Country Infobox. The reason for this is that the Former Country infobox places articles into various "Former countries" categories that would not be suitable for subdivisions of former countries.
Exception: states of the Holy Roman Empire should also use the Former Country infobox - with "empire=HRE" + "status=vassal" or "status=city", depending on the state type.