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A Colony Defined: The domination one country over another country normally by
military force, but can be accepted, requested, or given. The one country rules
Western Colonies around the world or other types of colonization. A place to submit
locations or countries that have been colonized in the past by western
countries. This helps a traveler to understand why various nations visit. There
are varying degree whereby a country may have controlled a country in some
limited way or in total.
What is interesting for a travelers is that is common for the country that
ruled to have its people visit these area as tourist after the countries are
free. So if you wished to travel where there would be French tourist then you
would go where there was formerly a French colony and you would find there are
more French tourist than normal, and so on for other countries and colonies. You
may also wish to avoid certain cultures or realize your own culture is there in
TYPE OR WAYS OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE RULED?
1. Colonies of settlement.
2. Colonies of exploitation
3. Missionary Colonies - i.e. reducciones in South America by the Spanish
4. Protectorates: A
relationship between two states in which the stronger state guarantees to
protect the weaker one from external aggression or internal disturbance in
return for full or partial control over its foreign and domestic affairs.
6. Trusteeship system
WESTERN COUNTRIES THAT COLONIZED:
Congo Belgian Colony 1908-1960.
Aden British Protectorates gained 1839-91 lost 1967-71.
Bahamas British Colony 1629-1973.
Belize British Colony 1798-1981.
British British Possession 1713-Present.
Ceylon British Colony 1795-1948.
Cyprus British Colony 1878-1960.
East Africa British Colonies gained 1806-1898 lost 1910-1965.
Falklands British Colony 1833-Present.
Fiji British Colony 1874-1970.
Gambia British Colony 1824-1965.
Ghana British Colony 1901-1957.
Guyana British Colony 1814-1966.
India British Colony gained 1763-1913 lost 1947 1948.
Jamaica British Colony 1670-1962.
Kuwait British Protectorate 1899-1961.
Labrador British Colony 1870-1949.
Malaya British Colony 1824-1957.
Mauritius British Colony 1810-1968.
Nigeria British Colony 1861-1960.
Oman British Protectorates gained 1839-91 lost 1967-71. Bu Said Dynasty
Palestine British Colony 1932-1946.
S Georgia British Colony 1775-Present.
Sarawak British Colony 1841-1963.
Sierra Leone British Colony 1787-1961.
Socotra British Colony 1886-1967.
Solomons British Colony 1893-1978.
Somalia North British Colony 1884-1960.
Swazi British Colony 1910-1968.
Trinidad British Colony 1802-1962.
Vanuatu British Colony 1906-1980.
Xianggang British Territory 1898-1997.
Zlesotho British Colony 1910-1966.
Greenland Danish Colony 1721-Present.
Iceland Danish Territory 1380-1944.
Caledonia French Colony 1853-Present.
Corsica French Territory 1768-Present.
Djibouti French Colony 1888-1977.
Guadeloupe French Colony 1635-Present.
Guyane French Colony 1750-Present.
Indochina French Colony gained 1863-1893 lost 1953 1954.
Kerguelen French Colony 1893-Present.
Leizhou French Territory 1898-1946.
Madagascar French Colony 1896-1960.
Martinique French Colony 1635-Present.
Syria French Colony 1918-1944.
Tahiti French Colony 1880-Present.
West Africa French Colonies gained 1626-1914 lost 1958-1962.
Morocco - French and Spanish protectorates
Eritrea Italian Colony 1890-1952.
Libya Italian Colony 1912-1951 Sanusi Dynasty 1837-1969.
Somalia Italian Colony 1889-1960.
PORTUGUESE - Brazil but is more or less totally assimilated
Angola Portuguese Colony 1575-1975.
Bissau Portuguese Colony 1879-1973.
Goa Portuguese Colony 1510-1961.
Mozambique Portuguese Colony 1569-1975.
Timor Portuguese Colony 1683-1976.
SPANISH - ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
Canaries Spanish Colony 1402-Present.
Mbini Spanish Colony 1885-1968.
West Sahara Spanish Colony 1884-1976.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Alaska American Territory 1867-1959.
Hawaii American Territory 1898-1959.
Philippines American Colony 1898-1946.
Puerto Rico American Territory 1898-Present.
Samoa East American Territory 1899-Present.
Bouganville Australian Colony 1919-1970.
Britain 1603-Present Windsor Dynasty 1901-Present.
Chatham New Zealand Territory 1842-Present.
China 1368-Present Nationalist Party 1927-1949.
Costa Rica 1838-Present.
Dominican Republic 1844-Present.
East Prussia German Territory 1918-1939.
Egypt 1922-Present Muhammad Ali Dynasty 1805-1953.
El Salvador 1838-Present.
Galapagos Ecuadorean Territory 1833-Present.
Germany 1871-1949 Nazi Party 1933-1945.
Indonesia Dutch Colony gained 1619-1904 lost 1949 1963.
Iran 1500-Present Pahlavi Dynasty 1925-1979.
Iraq 1932-Present Hashemite Dynasty 1932-1958.
Japan 604-Present Yamato Dynasty 604-Present.
Lebanon was controlled after WW II by Mandate to France
Manchuria Japanese Territory 1931-1945.
Morocco - French and Spanish protectorates
New Zealand 1907-Present.
Papua Australian Mandate 1918-1975.
Samoa New Zealand Colony 1914-1962.
Saudi Arabia 1926-Present Saudi Dynasty 1735-Present.
Siam 1585-Present Chakri Dynasty 1782-Present.
South Africa 1910-Present.
Soviet Union 1922-1991 Communist Party 1917-1990.
Spitsbergen Norwegian Territory 1920-Present.
Surinam Dutch Colony 1750-1975.
Syria was controlled after WW II by Mandate to France
Taiwan Japanese Territory 1895-1945.
Tibet Autonomous Region 1912-1950.
United States 1783-Present.
Yemen 1918-Present Zaydi Dynasty 897-1962.