Ray Saintonge wrote:
-- up-links that are not germane to the article. Thus, a link in
saying that B. B. King was born in the [[United States]] is not
helpful because the reader is not likely to be interested at this time
in a general discussion about the United States. Another way of
saying this might be "Avoid uplinking to an article where you would
not reasonably expect a down link back.
I disagree -- the reader may think "what and where is the United
States?" The same applies for any other country of birth.