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 independence

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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