An empire is a group of colonies that are ruled by a single power and while britain itself has always been quite small in land mass and located far away from many of the places it has governed it somehow succeeded in growing the largest empire in history. The wikimedia commons atlas of the world is an organized and commented collection of geographical political and historical maps available at wikimedia commons.
The atlas of world war i has to be filled with maps.
World map 1914 colonies. A french map of africa c. World history in 3500 bce ancient civilizations emerge. Map with the participants in world war i.
40 maps that explain world war i by zack beauchamp timothy b. Europe 1914 european colonies 1914 course of the war the world. Germany late to the show held on to 9.
As you can see the country that held the greatest number of colonies in africa was united kingdom. The map showcases to what extent africa was colonized by 1914 at the beginning of the first world war. Colonies in 1914 colonies in 1920 colonies in 1936 colonies in 1945 dates of independence colonies by country.
The world august 1914 the world may 1918 western front. The british empire is famous for spreading itself to almost every corner of the globe. By this time european powers controlled 90 of the continent with only abyssinia ethiopia and liberia retaining independence.
By the time world war i broke out britain and france collectively controlled 45 of africa s population. Map created by reddit user whiplashoo21. This map looks at what is going on in world history in 3500 bce.
Headlines for 3500 bce. In the middle east the first civilizations in world history are emerging. World map 1914 colored improved by sharklord1 watch.
This is my improved and colored map of my older and less detailed blank world map 1914. Sint marteen and sint eustatius were dutch colonies northern part of sint marteen was a french colony and i think botswana and zambia were protectorates. Lee and matthew yglesias on august 4 2014 one hundred years ago today on august 4 1914 german troops began pouring over the.
The map above shows how the african continent was divided in 1914 just before the outbreak of world war i. Cities writing organized states all these are appearing in the land of mesopotamia a thousand or so miles away the foundations for another great civilization are.