These changes are colour coded to identify the colonial administration of territories. France took possessions in madagascar and french west africa indochina and the south pacific.
Maps in time from 1900 to 2000 throughout the 20th century the expansion and retreat of empires changed the face of the world.
Colonial map of the world 1900. Selections from the schwartzberg historical atlas dsal highly zoomable mughal disintegration and the rise of regional powers c 1707 1766 the expansion of british power 1766 1819 the expansion of british power 1819 1857. World history in 2500 bce ancient civilizations thrive. By the time world war i broke out britain and france collectively controlled 45 of africa s population.
A distinction is generally made between the first french colonial empire that existed until 1814 by which time most of it had been lost or sold and the second french colonial empire which began with the conquest of algiers in 1830. Colonial maps from c 1750 to c 1900. This map looks at what is going on in world history in 2500 bce.
Independent countries and those that no longer administer overseas territories are shown in beige. The wikimedia commons atlas of the world is an organized and commented collection of geographical political and historical maps available at wikimedia commons. They have sophisticated writing systems bronze technologies and highly developed public administrations.
Use the buttons in the interactive map to control the map and read the captions. Portuguese colonies in africa by the time of the portuguese colonial war 1961 1974. A french map of africa c.
Germany late to the show held on to 9. The condominiums disputed areas are marked in gray. This is the official world map of ill bethisad just prior to the formation of the republic of florida.
Colour is used to represent. At its height it was the largest empire in history and for over a century was the. In its search for raw materials and national prestige european colonization peaked by 1900 with the exception of the fragmented spanish empire.
The dutch exerted dominance over the east indies. The british empire comprised the dominions colonies protectorates mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the united kingdom and its predecessor states. The russian empire spread.
In the middle east of the early bronze age the two great civilizations of ancient mesopotamia and egypt are flourishing. The areas that are not claimed nor ruled by any state and water areas are white. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by england between the late 16th and early 18th centuries.
The french colonial empire constituted the overseas colonies protectorates and mandate territories that came under french rule from the 16th century onward. Portugal lost territories in south america and asia but expanded into africa. World colonial empires 1900.