Atlas of colonialism

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Colonialism
Atlas of colonialism


Contents

Maps of colonialism

Colonies in 1492
Colonies in 1550
Colonies in 1660
Colonies in 1754
Colonies in 1822
Colonies in 1885
colonies in 1898
Colonies in 1914
Colonies in 1920
Colonies in 1936
Colonies in 1945
Dates of independance

Colonies by country

Belgium

Belgian empire XIX-XX centuries
Belgian Congo in 1914
Belgian Congo in 1914

United Kingdom

The British Empire in 1921
British territories since the 16th century
Evolution of Canada
British Guiana in 1896
British colonization in Australia
British possessions in the south of Africa, end of the 19th century
British possessions in the south of Africa, 1885
the Gold coast in 1896 (Ghana)
British territories in Eastern Africa 1908
British influence in Iran begining of the 20th century
British settlements in India 17-18th centuries
British India in 1860
Partition of British India in 1947
British mandate of Palestine 1920-1947

France

First and second french colonial empires. (Light blue Ist empire, dark blue IId empire)
The "Nouvelle France" in the 17 and 18 th centuries
Northern America in the 18th century
French settlements in India 17-18th centuries
French India 1741-1754
French Western Africa
French Equatorial Africa
Part of the French Indochina (Cambodia and Laos)
French Somaliland in 1908
Partition of Togo after World War One
Morocco in 1912, divided between France and Spain

Germany

German colonial empire before 1918
German Cameroon before World War One
German South West Africa in 1904, actually Namibia
Partition of Togo after World War One
Togo in 1885
Togo in 1915
German Eastern Africa before 1918

Italy

Italian empire 1940
Italian Eritrea in 1908

Japan

Expansion of Japan 20th century

The Netherlands

The Netherlands colonies (in dark green lands controlled by the w:Dutch West India Company, light green by the w:Dutch East India Company)
Dutch settlements in India 17-18th centuries

Denmark–Norway

Denmark–Norway and possessions in 1800

Portugal

Anachronous map of the Portuguese Empire (1415-1999)
The Portuguese Empire in AD 1500 and the before discovered areas
Portuguese colonial possessions in the XVI century
Portuguese territory in the XVIII century
Territorial demarcations between the Portuguese and Spanish empire, resulting from the treaties of Tordesilhas, Saragoça and Alcáçovas (in German)
the Spanish and Portuguese Empires in the period of their personal union (1581-1640)
Portuguese posessions during the spanish rule (1583-1640)(in blue)
Portuguese posessions during the spanish rule (1583-1640)(in blue)
Dutch-Portuguese War 1588-1654
Portuguese Empire 20th century
Portuguese Empire 1916-1974
Empire at João III reign
Portuguese colonial possessions in the XVI century
Portuguese territory in the XVIII century
Portuguese posessions during the Spanish rule (158-1640)(in blue)
Portuguese possessions in India 16-18 th centuries
Brazilian administrative division as of 1789
Portuguese Empire 1916-1974
Portuguese colonies in Africa by the time of the Portuguese Colonial War (1961-1974)
Anachronous map of the Portuguese Empire (1415-1999)
Some of the Portuguese possessions in Africa (15th century)
Portuguese claims in Africa prior to 1890
Portuguese claims in Africa prior to 1890
German claims in Africa (1917), including all Portuguese colonies
Ceuta
Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde
Casamansa
Guiné Portuguesa
São Tomé e Príncipe
São Tomé e Príncipe
Annobón, São Tomé e Princípe, Bioko (Fernão Pó)
Annobón, Bioko (Fernão Pó)
Bioko (Fernão Pó)
Portuguese East Africa
Portuguese West Africa
Cabinda
Santa Helena
Socotra
Zanzibar
Zanzibar
Portuguese colonies in Africa by the time of the Portuguese Colonial War (1961-1974)
East Timor
Timor Leste
East Timor
Macau
Macau
Brazilian administrative division as of 1534
Brazilian administrative division as of 1572
Brazilian administrative division as of 1709
Brazilian administrative division as of 1789
Brazilian administrative division as of the Independence (1820)
Early demarcation lines (1495-1545) for the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494)
Disputed areas with Spain 1811-1819
Portuguese possessions in India 1600

Russia

The russian empire
Kievan rus in 9th century
Kievan rus in 11 th century
Russian annexions in Poland 18th century (all tones of grey)
The russian influence in Iran ,beginning of the 20th century
Finnish territories ceded to Soviet Union in 1940
Finnish territories ceded to Soviet Union in 1944

Spain

The Spanish colonial empire
The Vice-Royalty of Peru
History of South-America (animated map)
History of Central America and the Caribbean(animated map)
Spanish Morocco in 1955

United States

Overseas territories of the United States in the end of the 19th century

Notes and references

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