1957-JAN-01



 ° SOVEREIGN & SEMI-INDEPENDENT POLITIES  ° PROTECTORATES & MANDATES  ° FEDERATED & REGIONALIZED POLITIES
 ° TERRITORIES & DEPENDENCIES  ° REBEL ENTITIES & GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE  ° ORGANISATIONS & GROUPINGS


Independent & Semi-Independent Polities


EGYPT
UNO Member
Republic of EGYPT  (Cairo a + Alexandria r)Al-Jumhuriyah al-MISRIYYAH - جمهورية العربية (ar)  (Al-Qahirah + Al-Iskandarīyah) President Gamal Abdel Nasser
ETHIOPIA-ERITREA
UNO Member
Federation of ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA [Ethiopian-Eritrean Federation]  (Addis Ababa)ITYOP´PYA-YE´ERITIRA Fēdērēshini : ኢትዮጵያ-የኤርትራ ፌዴሬሽን (am) + ITIYOP´IYA-ERTRA : ኢትዮጵያ-ኤርትራ (ti) + Al-Ittihad ´IITHYUBIA WA´IIRITRIA : اتحاد إثيوبيا وإريتريا (ar)  (Addis Abeba) Emperor Ras Tafari Haile Selassie I
FREE ALGERIA
RebellionExile
National Council of the Algerian Revolution : NCAR  (Cairo x + Ouzellaguen g)Al-Majlis al-Wataniu lil-Thawrat AL-DJAZAIRIYAH - المجلس الوطني للثورة الجزائرية (ar) + Conseil national de la Révolution algérienne : CNRA (fr)  (Al-Qahirah + Ouzellaguen) Mohamed Seddik Benyahia
HOGGAR
De facto Semi-Independent
KEL AHAGGAR Tuareg Confederation [under French Suzerainty]  (Abalessa)Confédération touarègue du HOGGAR (fr) + Kel UHAGGAR : ⴽⴻⵍ ⴰⵃⴰⴳⴳⴰⵔ (thv)  (Abalessa) Amenokal Bayy ag Akhamuk
LIBERIA
UNO Member
Republic of LIBERIA  (Monrovia)Republic of LIBERIA (en)  (Monrovia) President William Tubman
LIBYA
UNO Member
United Kingdom of LIBYA [United Libyan Kingdom]  (Tripoli a + Benghazi a + El Beida by + Tobruk b)Al-Mamlaka al-LIBIYA al-Motahidda : المملكة الليبية المتحدة (ar) + Regno Unito di LIBIA (it)  (Tarābulus + Binġāzī + Al-Bayda´ + Tubruq) King Idris I
MOROCCO
UNO Member
Sharifi Empire of MOROCCO  (Rabat a)Ad-Dawlat al-MAGHRIBIYA ash-Sharifa : الدولة المغربية الشريفة (ar)  (Ar-Rabat) Sultan Muhammad V
RHODESIA AND NYASALAND
De facto Semi-Independent
Federation of RHODESIA AND NYASALAND [Central African Federation]  (Salisbury + Zomba)Federation of RHODESIA AND NYASALAND : Central African Federation (en)  (Salisbury + Zomba) Queen Elizabeth II
SOUTH AFRICA
UNO Member
South African Union : UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA  (Pretoria ae + Cape Town l)Unie van SUID-AFRIKA (af) + Union of SOUTH AFRICA (en)  (Pretoria + Kaapstad) Queen Elizabeth II
SUDAN
UNO Member
Republic of THE SUDAN [Supreme Council for the Armed Forces]  (Khartoum)Jumhuriyat AS-SUDAN : جمهورية السودان (ar) + Republic of THE SUDAN (en)  (Al-Khartum) Sovereignty Council
TOGO
UNO Observer
Autonomous Republic of TOGO [United Nations Trust Territory under French administration]  (Lome)République autonome du TOGO (fr)  (Lomé) President Rene Coty
TUNISIA
UNO Member
TUNISIAN Kingdom  (Tunis)Al-Mamlaka at-TŪNISIYYA : المملكة التونسية (ar)  (Tūnis) King Muhammad VIII Al-Amin
ZANZIBAR
De facto Semi-Independent
Sultanate of ZANZIBAR [British Protectorate]  (Zanzibar Stone Town)Sultanate of ZANZIBAR (en) + Sultanat wa ZANZIBAR (sw) + Sultanat ZANZIBAR : سلطنة زنجبار (ar)  (Zanzibar Stone Town) Sultan Sidi Khalifa II bin Kharub

13 Polities (8 members of the International Community)


Rebel Entities & Governments in Exile


ADRAR-TAMANRASSET
Rebellion
Province Seven in ADRAR-TAMANRASSET  (Adrar-Tamanrasset)Wilaya SEPT (fr) + Wilaya as-SABEA : الولاية السابعة (ar)  (Adrar-Tamenghest)
AFRICAN KENYA
Rebellion
Kenya African Union : KAU  (Nairobi)Kenya African Union : KAU (en)  (Nairobi) (Jomo Kenyatta)
ALGEROIS
Rebellion
Province Four in ALGEROIS  (Algerois)Wilaya QUATRE (fr) + Wilayat ´ARBEA : ولاية أربعة (ar)  (Al-Djazaïriya)
ARAB MAGHREB
Exile
Liberation Committee for THE ARAB MAGHREB  (Cairo)lajnat at-Tahrir lil-MAGHRIB AL-ARABI : لجنة التحرير للمغرب العربي (ar)  (Al-Qahirah) Muhammad Abd El-Krim
AURES
Rebellion
Province One in AURES  (Aures)Wilaya UNE (fr) + Wilaya WAHIDA : ولاية واحدة (ar)  (Awras)
CAMEROON PEOPLES
RebellionExile
Union of Peoples of CAMEROON  (Kumba + (Libog Li Ngoi))Union des Populations du Cameroun : UPC (fr) + Union of Peoples of Cameroon : UPC (en)  (Kumba + (Libog Li Ngoi)) Ruben Um Nyobe
FREE ALGERIA
RebellionExile
National Council of the Algerian Revolution : NCAR  (Cairo x + Ouzellaguen g)Al-Majlis al-Wataniu lil-Thawrat AL-DJAZAIRIYAH - المجلس الوطني للثورة الجزائرية (ar) + Conseil national de la Révolution algérienne : CNRA (fr)  (Al-Qahirah + Ouzellaguen) Mohamed Seddik Benyahia
FRENCH ALGERIA
Rebellion
Organization of the Resistance of French Algeria : ORFA  (Algiers)Organisation de la résistance de l´Algérie française : ORAF (fr)  (Alger) Dr Rene Kovacs
GREAT MAGHREB
Rebellion
MOROCCAN National Liberation Army  (Akznaah Zone)Jaish Et-Teḥrir al-MAGHRIBIY - جيش التحرير المغربي (ar) + Aserdas Uslelli LMAƔRIB : ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱ (ber)  (Akznaah) Abdelkrim El Khatib
HODNA
Rebellion
Zone of HODNA [rebellion]  (Hodna)HODNA  (Hodna)
KABYLIA
Rebellion
Province Three in KABYLIA  (Ouzellaguen)Wilaya TROIS (fr) + Wilaya THALATHA : ولاية ثلاثة (ar)  (Ouzellaguen)
KIKUYULAND
Rebellion
Kenya Defence Council : KDC [Mau Mau Rebellion]  (Thomson Falls)Kenya Defence Council : KDC (en) + KENYA (ki)  (Nyahururu) Dedan Kimathi
KSOURS
Rebellion
Zone of KSOURS [rebellion]  (Ksours)Zone des KSOURS (fr) + Mintaqah QOSUR : منطقة قصور (ar)  (Ksour)
NORTH CONSTANTINOIS
Rebellion
Province Two in NORTH CONSTANTINOIS  (North Constantinois)Wilaya DEUX (fr) + Wilayat at-THAANIA : الولاية الثانية (ar)  (Qoussantina Ash-Shamal)
PAN-AFRICA
Exile
PAN-AFRICAN Federation  (Manchester)PAN-AFRICAN Federation (en)  (Manchester) (Jomo Kenyatta)
SEKHUKHUNELAND
Rebellion
Bapedi Kingdom of SEKHUKHUNELAND [rebellion]  (Ol)Kingdom of SEKHUKHUNELAND (en) + Koninkryk van SEKOEKOENILAND (af) + Muso oa SEKHKHUNE (nso)  (Ol) King Morwamothse II
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVES
Rebellion
African National Congress : ANC  (Johannesburg)African National Congress : ANC (en)  (Johannesburg) Nelson Mandela
SOUTH ALGERIA
Rebellion
Province Six in SOUTH  (South Algeria)Wilaya SIX (fr) + Wilaya SITA : ولاية ستة (ar)  (Al-Janoub)
SUK AHRAS
Rebellion
Zone of SUK AHRAS [rebellion]  (Suk Ahras)Zone de SOUK AHRAS (fr) + Mintaqah SOUQ AHRAS : منطقة سوق أهراس (ar)  (Souq Ahras)
WEST ALGERIA
Rebellion
Province Five in WEST  (Tlemsen Mounts)Wilaya CINQ (fr) + Wilaya KHAMSA : ولاية خمسة (ar)  (Djebel Tilimsane)

20 Rebel Entities


Protectorates & Mandates


ALGERIA
General Residency of FRENCH ALGERIA  (Algiers)Résidence générale de l´ALGÉRIE FRANÇAISE (fr)  (Alger)
BRITISH SOMALILAND
Province of BRITISH SOMALILAND [British Protectorate]  (Hargeisa)BRITISH SOMALILAND Protectorate (en) + Dhulka BIRITISHKA EE SOOMAALIYA (so)  (Hargeisa)
FRENCH CAMEROON
Autonomous Territory of FRENCH CAMEROON [United Nations Trust Territory under French Administration]  (Yaounde)Territoire autonome du CAMEROUN (fr)  (Yaoundé)
GAMBIA
GAMBIA Colony and Protectorate  (Bathurst)GAMBIA Colony and Protectorate (en)  (Bathurst)
HOGGAR
De facto Semi-Independent
KEL AHAGGAR Tuareg Confederation [under French Suzerainty]  (Abalessa)Confédération touarègue du HOGGAR (fr) + Kel UHAGGAR : ⴽⴻⵍ ⴰⵃⴰⴳⴳⴰⵔ (thv)  (Abalessa)
ITALIAN SOMALILAND
Territory of ITALIAN SOMALILAND [United Nations Trust Territory under Italian Administration]  (Mogadishu)Amministrazione fiduciaria Italiana della SOMALIA ITALIANA (it)  (Mogadiscio)
KENYA
Colony and Protectorate of KENYA  (Nairobi)Colony of Kenya and Protectorate of KENYA (en)  (Nairobi)
KENYA COAST
KENYA Protectorate [Coastal Domains of Zanzibar]  (Mombasa)KENYA Protectorate (en)  (Mombasa)
RUANDA-URUNDI
Province of RUANDA-URUNDI [United Nations Trust Territory administered from Belgian Congo]  (Usumbura)Province du RUANDA-URUNDI (fr) + Provincie ROEANDA-OEROENDI (nl)  (Usumbura)
SIERRA LEONE
Self-Government of SIERRA LEONE Colony and Protectorate  (Freetown)SIERRA LEONE Colony and Protectorate (en)  (Freetown)
SINAI PENINSULA
United Nations Emergency Force in Sinai Peninsula : UNEF  (Arish)United Nations Emergency Force in Sinai Peninsula : UNEF (en) + Force d´Urgence des Nations Unies dans la Péninsule du Sinaï : FUNU (fr) + Muḥāfaẓat SĪNĀ´ : واسط سيناء (ar)  (Al-´Arish)
SOUTHERN SINAI
SOUTHERN SINAI District [Israeli Occupation]  (Sharm El-Sheikh)Mehoz SINAI HADAROM  (Sharm Ash-Shaykh)
TANGANYIKA
TANGANYIKA Territory [United Nations Trust Territory under British administration]  (Dar Es Salaam)Territory of TANGANYIKA (en)  (Dar Es Salaam)
TOGO
UNO Observer
Autonomous Republic of TOGO [United Nations Trust Territory under French administration]  (Lome)République autonome du TOGO (fr)  (Lomé)
ZANZIBAR
De facto Semi-Independent
Sultanate of ZANZIBAR [British Protectorate]  (Zanzibar Stone Town)Sultanate of ZANZIBAR (en) + Sultanat wa ZANZIBAR (sw) + Sultanat ZANZIBAR : سلطنة زنجبار (ar)  (Zanzibar Stone Town)

15 Protected Entities


Federated & Regionalised Polities


ANGRA
Autonomous District of ANGRA DO HEROISMO [Central Azores Group]  (Angra)Distrito Autónomo de ANGRA DO HEROÍSMO (pt)  (Angra do Heroísmo)
BAHR EL GHAZAL
Federated
BAHR EL GHAZAL Province : Directorate of Bahr El Ghazal  (Wau)Mudiriyah BAHR EL-GHAZAL : مديرية بحر الغزال (ar) + Mudirate of BAHR EL GHAZAL (en)  (Wāw)
BASUTOLAND
Federated
Colony of BASUTOLAND [British Residency Commission for Basutoland]  (Maseru)Colony of BASUTOLAND : British Residency Commission for Basutoland (en)  (Maseru)
BECHUANALAND
Federated
British Protectorate of BECHUANALAND  ((Mafeking))BECHUANALAND Protectorate (en)  ((Mafeking))
BLUE NILE
Federated
BLUE NILE Province : Blue Nile Directorate  (Wad Medani)Mudiriyah AN-NIL AL-AZRAQ : مديرية النيل الأزرق (ar) + Mudirate of BLUE NILE (en)  (Wad Madani)
BRITISH GAMBIA
BRITISH GAMBIA Colony  (Bathurst)BRITISH GAMBIA Colony (en)  (Bathurst)
BRITISH SIERRA LEONE
SIERRA LEONE Protectorate  ((Freetown))SIERRA LEONE Protectorate (en)  ((Freetown))
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
Federated
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Province  (Cape Town)CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Province (en) + KAAPprovinsie (af)  (Kaapstad)
CHAD
Federated
French Overseas Territory of CHAD  (Fort Lamy)Territoire français d´outre-mer du TCHAD (fr)  (Fort Lamy)
CONTINENTAL GUINEA
District of CONTINENTAL GUINEA [Rio Muni District]  (Bata)Distrito de GUINEA CONTINENTAL (es)  (Bata)
CYRENAICA
Federated
Governorate of CYRENAICA  (Benghazi)Mintaqat AL-BARQAH : منطقة البرقة (ar)  (Binghazi)
DAHOMEY
Federated
French Overseas Territory of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo [a])Territoire français d´outre-mer du DAHOMEY (fr)  (Porto Novo)
DARFUR
Federated
DARFUR Province : Directorate of Darfur  (El Fasher)Mudiriyah DAR FUR : دار فور‎ مديرية‎ (ar) + Mudirate of DAR-FUR (en)  (Al-Fashir)
EASTERN NIGERIA
Federated
EASTERN Region of Nigeria  (Enugu)EASTERN Region of Nigeria (en)  (Enugu)
EQUATORIA
Federated
EQUATORIA Province : Equatoria Directorate  (Juba)Mudiriyah AL-ISTIWA´IYAH : الاستوائية (ar) + Mudirate of EQUATORIA (en)  (Juba)
ERITREA
Federated
ERITREAN Autonomous State  (Asmara)ERITREAN Autonomous State (en) + Hagere ERETRA : ስቴት ኦፍ ኤሪትሪያ (am) + Hagere ERTRA : ሃገረ ኤርትራ (ti) + Dawlat IRITRĪYA : دولة إرتريا (ar)  (Asmera)
ETHIOPIA
Federated
Imperial State of ETHIOPIA  (Addis Ababa)Mängəstä ITYOP´P´YA : የኢትዮጵያ ንጉሠ ነገሥት መንግሥተ (am)  (Addis Abeba)
FERNANDO POO
District of FERNANDO POO  (Santa Isabel)Distrito de FERNANDO PÓO (es)  (Santa Isabel)
FEZZAN
Federated
Province of FEZZAN  (Sabha)Mintaqat FIZZÂN : منتقة فزان (ar)  (Sabhah)
FREETOWN
SIERRA LEONE Colony  (Freetown)SIERRA LEONE Colony (en)  (Freetown)
FRENCH SUDAN
Federated
French Overseas Territory of FRENCH SUDAN  (Bamako)Territoire français d´outre-mer du SOUDAN FRANÇAIS (fr)  (Bamako)
GABON
Federated
French Overseas Territory of GABON  (Libreville)Territoire français d´outre-mer du GABON (fr)  (Libreville)
GUINEA
Federated
French Overseas Territory of GUINEA  (Conakry)Territoire français d´outre-mer de GUINÉE (fr)  (Conakry)
HORTA
Autonomous District of HORTA [Western Azores Group]  (Horta)Distrito Autónomo da HORTA (pt)  (Horta)
INNER GAMBIA
GAMBIA Protectorate  (Brikama)GAMBIA Protectorate (en)  (Brikama)
IVORY COAST
Federated
French Overseas Territory of IVORY COAST  (Abidjan [a])Territoire français d´outre-mer de CÔTE D´IVOIRE (fr)  (Abidjan)
KASSALA
Federated
KASSALA Province : Kassala Directorate  (Kassala)Mudiriyah KASSALA : مديرية كسلا (ar) + Mudirate of KASSALA (en)  (Kassala)
KHARTOUM
Federated
KHARTOUM Province : Directorate of Khartoum  (Khartoum)Mudiriyah AL-KHARTUM : مديرية الخرطوم (ar) + Mudirate of KHARTOUM (en)  (Al-Khartum)
KORDOFAN
Federated
KORDOFAN Province : Kordofan Directorate  (El Obeid)Mudiriyah KURDUFUN : مديرية كردفان (ar) + Mudirate of KORDOFAN (en)  (Al-Ubayyid)
MADEIRA
MADEIRA Province  (Funchal)Província da MADEIRA (pt)  (Funchal)
MAURITANIA
Federated
French Overseas Territory of MAURITANIA  ((Saint Louis of Senegal) + Nouakchott [f])Territoire français d´outre-mer de MAURITANIE (fr)  ((Saint-Louis du Sénégal) + Nouakchott)
MIDDLE CONGO
Federated
French Overseas Territory of MIDDLE CONGO  (Pointe Noire [a] + Brazzaville [b])Territoire d´outre-mer du MOYEN-CONGO (fr)  (Pointe-Noire + Brazzaville)
NATAL
Federated
NATAL Province  (Pietermaritzburg)Province of NATAL (en) + Provinsie NATAL (af)  (Pietermaritzburg)
NIGER
Federated
French Overseas Territory of NIGER  (Niamey)Territoire français d´outre-mer du NIGER (fr)  (Niamey)
NORTHERN NIGERIA
Federated
NORTHERN Region of Nigeria  (Kaduna)NORTHERN Region of Nigeria (en)  (Kaduna)
NORTHERN RHODESIA
Federated
NORTHERN RHODESIA Protectorate  (Lusaka)NORTHERN RHODESIA Protectorate (en)  (Lusaka)
NYASALAND
Federated
NYASALAND Protectorate  (Zomba)NYASALAND Protectorate (en)  (Zomba)
ORANGE FREE STATE
Federated
ORANGE FREE STATE Province  (Bloemfontein)ORANJE-VRYSTAAT Provinsie (af) + ORANGE FREE STATE Province (en)  (Bloemfontein)
PONTA DELGADA
Autonomous District of PONTA DELGADA [Eastern Azores Group]  (Ponta Delgada)Distrito Autónomo de PONTA DELGADA (pt)  (Ponta Delgada)
RUANDA
Kingdom of RUANDA [Belgian Residency]  (Astrida [a] + Nyanza [r])Royaume du RUANDA (fr) + Koninkrijk ROEANDA (nl) + Ubwami bw´u RWANDA (rw)  (Astrida + Nyanza)
SENEGAL
Federated
French Overseas Territory of SENEGAL  (Saint Louis of Senegal)Territoire français d´outre-mer du SÉNÉGAL (fr)  (Saint-Louis du Sénégal)
SHAMALIYAH
Federated
NORTHERN Province : Shamaliyah Directorate  (Dongola)Mudiriyah ASH SHAMALIYAH : مديرية الشمالية (ar) + Mudirate of NORTHERN (en)  (Dunqulah)
SOUTH WEST AFRICA
Federated
South African Territory of SOUTH WEST AFRICA [United Nations Trusteeship of South West Africa rejected by South Africa]  (Windhoek)Gebied van SUIDWES-AFRIKA (af) + Territory of SOUTH WEST AFRICA (en) + Gebied van ZUIDWEST-AFRIKA (nl) + Gebiet SÜDWESTAFRIKA (de)  (Windhoek)
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
Federated
SOUTHERN RHODESIA Colony  (Salisbury)SOUTHERN RHODESIA Colony (en)  (Salisbury)
SWAZILAND
Federated
Protectorate of SWAZILAND [British Residency Commission for Swaziland Crown Colony]  (Mbabane [a][j] + Lobamba [l][r])Protectorate of SWAZILAND (en)  (Mbabane + Lobamba)
TRANSVAAL
Federated
TRANSVAAL Province  (Pretoria)TRANSVAAL Province (en) + Provinsie TRANSVAAL (af)  (Pretoria)
TRIPOLITANIA
Federated
Province of TRIPOLITANIA  (Tripoli)Mintaqat TARĀBULUS : منطقة طرطبلس (ar)  (Tarābulus)
UBANGI-SHARI
Federated
French Overseas Territory of UBANGI-SHARI  (Bangui)Territoire d´outre-mer de l´OUBANGUI-CHARI (fr)  (Bangui)
UPPER NILE
Federated
UPPER NILE Province : Upper Nile Directorate  (Malakal)Mudiriyah A´ALI AN-NIL : مديرية أعالي النيل (ar) + Mudirate of UPPER NILE (en)  (Malakal)
UPPER VOLTA
Federated
French Overseas Territory of UPPER VOLTA  (Wagadugu)Territoire français d´outre-mer de la HAUTE-VOLTA (fr)  (Ouagadougou)
URUNDI
Kingdom of URUNDI [Belgian Residency]  (Kitega [a] + Usumbura [r])Royaume de l´URUNDI (fr) + Koninkrijk OEROENDI (nl)  (Kitega + Usumbura)
WESTERN NIGERIA
Federated
WESTERN Region of Nigeria  (Ibadan)WESTERN Region of Nigeria (en)  (Ibadan)

52 Federated or Regionalized Polities


Territories & Dependencies


ADJACENT ISLANDS
Autonomous Districts of ADJACENT ISLANDS  (Ponta Delgada + Horta)Distritos Autónomos das ILHAS ADJACENTES (pt)  (Ponta Delgada + Horta)
ALGERIA
General Residency of FRENCH ALGERIA  (Algiers)Résidence générale de l´ALGÉRIE FRANÇAISE (fr)  (Alger)
ANGOLA
Governorate-General of the Portuguese Overseas Province of ANGOLA  (New Lisbon)Província Ultramarina de ANGOLA (pt)  (Nova Lisboa)
BASUTOLAND BECHUANALAND AND SWAZILAND
High Commission for Basutoland the Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland : BASUTOLAND BECHUANALAND AND SWAZILAND  (Maseru)High Commission for Basutoland the Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland : BASUTOLAND BECHUANALAND AND SWAZILAND (en)  (Maseru)
BELGIAN CONGO
BELGIAN CONGO Colony [Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi]  (Leopoldville)Colonie du CONGO BELGE (fr) + Kolonie van BELGISCH-CONGO (nl)  (Léopoldville)
BIZERTE-FERRYVILLE
French Naval Base of the BIZERTE-FERRYVILLE Zone  (Bizerte-Ferryville)Base navale de la Zone de BIZERTE-FERRYVILLE (fr)  (Bizerte-Ferryville)
BLUE LINE AREA
Blue Line Area in CENTRAL ELEMI Triangle  (Liwan)Blue Line Area in CENTRAL ELEMI Triangle (en) + Eradhi ELEMI AL-WASTA ASH-SHAMAL : شمال إيليمي المنطقة الوسطى (ar)  (Liwan)
BRITISH SOMALILAND
Province of BRITISH SOMALILAND [British Protectorate]  (Hargeisa)BRITISH SOMALILAND Protectorate (en) + Dhulka BIRITISHKA EE SOOMAALIYA (so)  (Hargeisa)
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
Portuguese Overseas Province of CAPE VERDE ISLANDS  (Praia)Província ultramarina das ILHAS DO CABO VERDE (pt)  (Vila da Praia)
COMORO ARCHIPELAGO
French Overseas Territory of the COMORO ARCHIPELAGO  (Dzaoudzi)Territoire d´outre-mer français de l´ARCHIPEL DES COMORES (fr)  (Dzaoudzi)
ELEMI TRIANGLE
ELEMI TRIANGLE Zone [Kenyan Administration]  (Kamachia)ELEMI TRIANGLE Zone (en) + Eradi ILEMI : أراضي يليمي (ar)  (Kamachia)
FRENCH CAMEROON
Autonomous Territory of FRENCH CAMEROON [United Nations Trust Territory under French Administration]  (Yaounde)Territoire autonome du CAMEROUN (fr)  (Yaoundé)
FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA
FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA Federation  (Brazzaville)Fédération d´AFRIQUE-ÉQUATORIALE FRANÇAISE (fr)  (Brazzaville)
FRENCH MADAGASCAR
French Overseas Territory of MADAGASCAR  (Tananarive)Territoire français d´outre-mer de MADAGASCAR (fr)  (Tananarive)
FRENCH SOMALI COAST
French Somaliland Overseas Territory : FRENCH SOMALI COAST  (Jibuti)Territoire d´outre-mer de la CÔTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS (fr)  (Djibouti)
FRENCH WEST AFRICA
Federation of FRENCH WEST AFRICA  (Dakar)Fédération de l´AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANÇAISE (fr)  (Dakar)
GAMBIA
GAMBIA Colony and Protectorate  (Bathurst)GAMBIA Colony and Protectorate (en)  (Bathurst)
GOLD COAST
Self-Government of the GOLD COAST Crown Colony  (Accra)GOLD COAST Crown Colony (en)  (Accra)
HALAIB TRIANGLE
Disputed Region of HALAIB TRIANGLE  (Halaib)Mutallat HALA´IB : مثلث حلايب (ar)  (Halai´b)
IFNI-SAHARA
Governorate-General of the Territory of SPANISH WEST AFRICA [Ifni-Sahara Maritime Province]  (Villa Cisneros)Provincia ultramarina de IFNI-SAHARÁ (es)  (Villa Cisneros)
ITALIAN SOMALILAND
Territory of ITALIAN SOMALILAND [United Nations Trust Territory under Italian Administration]  (Mogadishu)Amministrazione fiduciaria Italiana della SOMALIA ITALIANA (it)  (Mogadiscio)
KENYA
Colony and Protectorate of KENYA  (Nairobi)Colony of Kenya and Protectorate of KENYA (en)  (Nairobi)
KENYA COAST
KENYA Protectorate [Coastal Domains of Zanzibar]  (Mombasa)KENYA Protectorate (en)  (Mombasa)
MALTA
Self-Government of the British Crown Colony of MALTA  (Valletta [a] + Casal Attard [r] + Siggiewi [s])British Crown Colony of MALTA (en)  (Valletta + Casal Attard + Città Ferdinand)
MAURITIUS
British Colony of MAURITIUS  (Port Louis [a] + Reduit in Moka [r])British Colony of MAURITIUS (en)  (Port Louis + Reduit)
MOZAMBIQUE
Governorate-General of the Portuguese Overseas Province of MOZAMBIQUE  (Lourenzo Marques)Província Ultramarina Portuguesa de MOÇAMBIQUE (pt)  (Lourenço Marques)
NIGERIA
Autonomous Federation of NIGERIA  (Lagos)Federation of NIGERIA (en)  (Lagos)
PARSLEY ISLAND
Disputed Territory of PARSLEY ISLAND  (Tura)Jazirat TOURAH : جزيرة تورة (ar) + Territorio del ISLA DEL PEREJIL (es)  (Tura)
PORTUGUESE GUINEA
Overseas Province of PORTUGUESE GUINEA  (Bissau)Província Ultramarina da GUINÉ PORTUGUESA (pt)  (Bissau)
REUNION
French Overseas Department of REUNION  (Saint Denis of the Reunion)Département d´outre-mer français de la RÉUNION (fr)  (Saint-Denis de la Réunion)
RUANDA-URUNDI
Province of RUANDA-URUNDI [United Nations Trust Territory administered from Belgian Congo]  (Usumbura)Province du RUANDA-URUNDI (fr) + Provincie ROEANDA-OEROENDI (nl)  (Usumbura)
SAINT HELENA AND DEPENDENCIES
British Crown Colony of SAINT HELENA AND DEPENDENCIES  (Jamestown)British Crown Colony of SAINT HELENA AND DEPENDENCIES (en)  (Jamestown)
SAINT HELENA DOMAIN
French National Domain on SAINT HELENA ISLAND [Longwood House and Valley of the Tomb]  (Longwood House)Domaine national de SAINTE-HÉLÈNE (fr)  (Longwood House)
SAINT THOMAS AND PRINCE
Portuguese Overseas Province of SAINT THOMAS AND PRINCE  (Saint Thomas)Província Ultramarina portuguesa de SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE (pt)  (São Tomé)
SEYCHELLES ISLANDS AND DEPENDENCIES
British Crown Colony of SEYCHELLES ISLANDS AND DEPENDENCIES  (Port Victoria)British Crown Colony of SEYCHELLE ISLAND AND DEPENDENCIES (en)  (Port Victoria)
SIERRA LEONE
Self-Government of SIERRA LEONE Colony and Protectorate  (Freetown)SIERRA LEONE Colony and Protectorate (en)  (Freetown)
SINAI PENINSULA
United Nations Emergency Force in Sinai Peninsula : UNEF  (Arish)United Nations Emergency Force in Sinai Peninsula : UNEF (en) + Force d´Urgence des Nations Unies dans la Péninsule du Sinaï : FUNU (fr) + Muḥāfaẓat SĪNĀ´ : واسط سيناء (ar)  (Al-´Arish)
SOUTH TUNISIAN
SOUTH TUNISIAN Frontier Zone of Security  (Remada)Zone frontalière de sécurité du SUD-TUNISIEN (fr)  (Remada)
SOUTHERN SINAI
SOUTHERN SINAI District [Israeli Occupation]  (Sharm El-Sheikh)Mehoz SINAI HADAROM  (Sharm Ash-Shaykh)
SPANISH GUINEA
Spanish Territories of GUINEA  (Santa Isabel [a])Territorios de GUINEA ESPAÑOLA (es)  (Santa Isabel)
TANGANYIKA
TANGANYIKA Territory [United Nations Trust Territory under British administration]  (Dar Es Salaam)Territory of TANGANYIKA (en)  (Dar Es Salaam)
TANGIER
City of TANGIER  (Tangier)Medina TANJA : مدينة طنجة (ar)  (Tanja)
TRANSKEI
Territorial Authority of TRANSKEI  (Umtata)TRANSKEI Territoriale Owerheid (af) + TRANSKEI Territorial Authority (en) + TRANSKEI (xh)  (Umtata)
UGANDA
UGANDA Colony  (Entebbe)UGANDA Colony (en)  (Entebbe)

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International Organisations or Groupings (selective list)


ARAB ALLIANCE
Organisation
ARAB Unified Military Command [Anti-Baghdad Pact]  (Cairo)Qaidat Askariyat Wahida al-ARABIYA - قيادة عسكرية واحدة (ar)  (Al-Qahirah) President Gamal Abdel Nasser
ARAB LEAGUE
OrganisationUNO Observer
League of Arab States : ARAB LEAGUE  (Cairo)Jāmiʻat AD-DUWAL AL-ʻARABIYYA : جامعة الدول العربية (ar)  (Al-Qahirah) SG Abdel Khalek Hassuna (eg)
BRITISH WEST AFRICA
Organisation
BRITISH WEST AFRICAN Territories  (Lagos + Freetown + Bathurst + Accra)BRITISH WEST AFRICAN Territories (en)  (Lagos + Freetown + Bathurst + Accra) Queen Elizabeth II
FRENCH WEST AFRICA AND TOGO
Organisation
Note-Issuing Institute of French West Africa and Togo : NIFWAT  (Dakar)Institut d´Émission de l´Afrique Occidentale Française et du Togo : IÉAOFT (fr)  (Dakar) DG Robert Julienne (fr)
KENYA-UGANDA TANGANYIKA
Organisation
British East African Territories : East African High Commission of KENYA-UGANDA TANGANYIKA  (Arusha)British East African Territories : East African High Commission of KENYA-UGANDA TANGANYIKA (en)  (Arusha) Queen Elizabeth II
MOROCCO-AMERICA
Organisation
MOROCCAN-AMERICAN Treaty of Friendship  (Rabat + Washington-District of Columbia)MOROCCAN-AMERICAN Treaty of Friendship (en) + Mueahadat al-Sadaqat AL-MAGHRIBAT AL-´AMRIKIA : معاهدة الصداقة المغربية الأمريكية (ar)  (Ar-Rabat + Washington-District of Columbia) Chiefs of States
ORIENTAL ORTHODOXISM
Organisation
Old Oriental Churches : ORIENTAL ORTHODOX Churches  (Alexandria + Echmiadzin)Ekklisia Nremkimi Northodozots : ENN - Ϯⲉⲕ̀ⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ̀ⲛⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ̀ⲛⲟⲣⲑⲟⲇⲟⲝⲟⲥ (cop)  (Al-Iskandarīyah + Echmiadzin) Metropolitan Athanasius of Bani Suef (eg)

7 Organisations & Groupings (selective list)

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 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   * Rulers.org, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of Ethnia.org website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

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