1959-DEC-08



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


Independent & Semi-Independent Polities


AFRICAN STATES
De facto Independent
Union of Independent AFRICAN STATES [Ghana-Guinea Union]  (Accra)Union of Independent AFRICAN STATES (en) + Union des ÉTATS AFRICAINS indépendants (fr)  (Accra) Kwame Nkrumah
ALGERIA-IN-EXILE
RebellionExile
ALGERIAN Republic [Provisional Government-in-Exile]  (Tunis x + Ouzellaguen g + (Algiers) c)Gouvernement provisoire de la République ALGÉRIENNE (fr) + Al-Hukumat al-Muaqatat lil-Jumhuriyat AL-DJAZAIRIYAH : الحكومة المؤقتة للجمهورية الجزائرية (ar)  (Tūnis + Ouzellaguen + (Alger)) President Ferhat Abbas
CAMEROON
UNO Observer
Autonomous Republic of CAMEROON [United Nations Trust Territory under French Administration]  (Yaounde)République autonome du CAMEROUN (fr)  (Yaoundé) President Charles de Gaulle
CENTRAL-AFRICAN
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Central African Republic : CAR  (Bangui)République autonome CENTRAFRICAINE (fr)  (Bangui) David Dacko
CHAD
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Republic of CHAD  (Fort Lamy)République autonome du TCHAD (fr)  (Fort Lamy) Francois Tombalbaye
CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Republic of CONGO  (Brazzaville a)République autonome du CONGO (fr)  (Brazzaville) President Father Fulbert Youlou
DAHOMEY
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo a)République autonome du DAHOMEY (fr)  (Porto Novo) Hubert Maga
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
FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA
De facto Semi-Independent
FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA Federation  (Brazzaville)Fédération d´AFRIQUE-ÉQUATORIALE FRANÇAISE (fr)  (Brazzaville) President Charles de Gaulle
FRENCH SUDAN
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous SUDANESE Republic [Government Council]  (Bamako)République autonome SOUDANAISE (fr)  (Bamako) President Modibo Keita
GABON
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous GABONESE Republic [Provisional Government]  (Libreville)République autonome GABONAISE (fr)  (Libreville) Leon Mba
GHANA
UNO Member
Dominion of GHANA  (Accra)Dominion of GHANA (en)  (Accra) Queen Elizabeth II
GUINEA
UNO Member
Republic of GUINEA  (Conakry)République de GUINÉE (fr)  (Conakry) President Ahmed Sekou Toure
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
IVORY COAST
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Republic of IVORY COAST  (Abidjan a)République autonome de CÔTE D´IVOIRE (fr)  (Abidjan) Felix Houphouet-Boigny
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
MADAGASCAR
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous MALAGASY Republic  (Tananarive)République autonome MALGACHE (fr) + Repoblika MALAGASY (mg)  (Tananarive) President Philibert Tsiranana
MALI
De facto Semi-Independent
MALI Federation  (Dakar a + Bamako a)Fédération du MALI (fr)  (Dakar + Bamako) President Modibo Keita
MAURITANIA
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Islamic Republic of MAURITANIA  ((Saint Louis of Senegal) + Nouakchott f)République islamique de MAURITANIE (fr) + Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Islāmiyyah al-MŪRĪTĀNIYYAH : الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية (ar)  ((Saint-Louis du Sénégal) + Nouakchott) Moktar Ould Daddah
MOROCCO
UNO Member
Kingdom of MOROCCO  (Rabat a + Tangier s)Al Mamlakatu´l-MAGHRIBIYA : المملكة المغربية (ar)  (Ar-Rabat + Tanja) King Muhammad V
NIGER
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Republic of NIGER  (Niamey)République autonome du NIGER (fr)  (Niamey) Hamani Diori
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
SANWI
RebellionExile
Independent SANWI State of the Agni Kingdom of Krinjabo  (Krinjabo + (Accra))État sanwé indépendant de KRINDJABO (fr) + Ohene SANWI (any)  (Krindjabo + (Accra)) King Amon Ndouffou III
SENEGAL
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Republic of SENEGAL  (Dakar)République autonome du SÉNÉGAL (fr)  (Dakar) Mamadou Dia
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
SOUTH WEST AFRICA-SWANU
UNO Observer
South West African National Union : SWANU [United Nations Trusteeship of Occupied South West Africa]  (New York City x)United Nations Mandate of Occupied SOUTH WEST AFRICA : South West African National Union (en)  (New York City) President Fanuel Kozonguizi
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) General Ibrahim Abboud
TOGO
UNO Observer
Republic of TOGO [United Nations Trust Territory under French administration]  (Lome)République du TOGO (fr)  (Lomé) President Charles de Gaulle
TUNISIA
UNO Member
TUNISIAN Republic  (Tunis)Al-Jumhūriyya at-TŪNISIYYA : الجمهورية التونسية (ar)  (Tūnis) President Habib Bourguiba
UNITED ARAB
UNO Member
United Arab Republic : UAR  (Cairo a + Alexandria r)Al-Jumhuriyah Al-ARABIYA AL-MUTTAHIDDAH - الجمهورية العربية المتحدة (ar)  (Al-Qahirah + Al-Iskandarīyah) President Gamal Abdel Nasser
UNITED ARAB STATES
De facto Independent
Confederation of UNITED ARAB STATES  (Cairo + Taiz)Ittiħād AD-DUWAL AL-´ARABIYYA AL-MUTTAḥIDA : حلف الحكومات العربية المتحدة (ar)  (Al-Qahirah + Ta´izz) President Gamal Abdel Nasser
UPPER VOLTA
De facto Semi-Independent
Autonomous Voltaic Republic : UPPER VOLTA  (Wagadugu)République VOLTAÏQUE autonome (fr)  (Ouagadougou) Maurice Yameogo
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

34 Polities (10 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)
ALGERIA-IN-EXILE
RebellionExile
ALGERIAN Republic [Provisional Government-in-Exile]  (Tunis x + Ouzellaguen g + (Algiers) c)Gouvernement provisoire de la République ALGÉRIENNE (fr) + Al-Hukumat al-Muaqatat lil-Jumhuriyat AL-DJAZAIRIYAH : الحكومة المؤقتة للجمهورية الجزائرية (ar)  (Tūnis + Ouzellaguen + (Alger)) President Ferhat Abbas
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)
BANYAMULENGE
Exile
Tutsi Kingdom of BANYARWANDA-in-Exile  (Dar Es Salaam)Ubwami bw´u BANYARWANDA (rw) + Royaume Tutsi de BANYARWANDA (fr)  (Dar-Es-Salaam) King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa
CAMEROON PEOPLES
RebellionExile
Union of Peoples of CAMEROON  (Conakry + Cameroon Guerilla)Union des Populations du Cameroun : UPC (fr) + Union of Peoples of Cameroon : UPC (en)  (Conakry + Littoral Camerounais) Felix-Roland Moumie
CONGO
Rebellion
African Solidarity Party in rebellion for an Independent CONGO  (Kwango + Kwilu)Parti Solidaire Africain : PSA (fr)  (Kwango + Kwilu) Antoine Gizenga
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
GUINEA AND CAPE VERDE
Rebellion
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde : PAIGC  (Bissau)Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde : PAIGC (pt)  (Bissau) Amilcar Lopes Cabral
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) General China Waruhiu Itote
KSOURS
Rebellion
Zone of KSOURS [rebellion]  (Ksours)Zone des KSOURS (fr) + Mintaqah QOSUR : منطقة قصور (ar)  (Ksour)
MSIMBATI
Micronation
Sultanate of MSIMBATI  (Msimbati)Sultanate of M´SIMBATI (en)  (M´simbati) Sultan Latham Leslie-Moore
NORTH CONSTANTINOIS
Rebellion
Province Two in NORTH CONSTANTINOIS  (North Constantinois)Wilaya DEUX (fr) + Wilayat at-THAANIA : الولاية الثانية (ar)  (Qoussantina Ash-Shamal)
ONDONGA
Rebellion
Ovambo Chiefdom of ONDONGA  (Ondangwa)ONDONGA Chiefdom (en) + ONDONGA Chiefdom (nl) + ONDONGA Opperhoof (af) + Häuptling ONDONGA (de) + Ohamba AANDONGA (ng)  (Ondangua) Sam Nujoma
OVAMBOLAND
Rebellion
Ovamboland People´s Organization : OPO  (Old Location)Ovamboland People´s Organization : OPO (en)  (Old Location) Sam Nujoma
SANWI
RebellionExile
Independent SANWI State of the Agni Kingdom of Krinjabo  (Krinjabo + (Accra))État sanwé indépendant de KRINDJABO (fr) + Ohene SANWI (any)  (Krindjabo + (Accra)) King Amon Ndouffou III
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVES
Rebellion
African National Congress : ANC  (Johannesburg)African National Congress : ANC (en)  (Johannesburg) Oliver Reginald Tambo
SOUTH ALGERIA
Rebellion
Province Six in SOUTH  (South Algeria)Wilaya SIX (fr) + Wilaya SITA : ولاية ستة (ar)  (Al-Janoub)
SUK AHRAS
Rebellion
East Base of SUK AHRAS  (Suk Ahras)Base de l´EST (fr) + Al-Qaedat ash-SHARKIA : القاعدة الشرقية (ar)  (Souq Ahras)
WEST ALGERIA
Rebellion
Province Five in WEST  (Tlemsen Mounts)Wilaya CINQ (fr) + Wilaya KHAMSA : ولاية خمسة (ar)  (Djebel Tilimsane)

24 Rebel Entities


Protectorates & Mandates


ALGERIA
General Delegation of FRENCH ALGERIA  (Algiers)Délégation 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)
CAMEROON
UNO Observer
Autonomous Republic of CAMEROON [United Nations Trust Territory under French Administration]  (Yaounde)République 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)
MOMBASA
Self-Governing Municipality of Mombasa : KENYA Protectorate  (Mombasa)Self-Governing Municipality of 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  (Gaza)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)  (Gazzah)
SOUTH WEST AFRICA-SWANU
UNO Observer
South West African National Union : SWANU [United Nations Trusteeship of Occupied South West Africa]  (New York City x)United Nations Mandate of Occupied SOUTH WEST AFRICA : South West African National Union (en)  (New York City)
TANGANYIKA
TANGANYIKA Territory [United Nations Trust Territory under British administration]  (Dar Es Salaam)Territory of TANGANYIKA (en)  (Dar Es Salaam)
TOGO
UNO Observer
Republic of TOGO [United Nations Trust Territory under French administration]  (Lome)République 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)
CONTINENTAL GUINEA
Spanish Overseas Province of CONTINENTAL GUINEA [Rio Muni Province]  (Bata)Provincia española ultramarina de GUINEA CONTINENTAL (es)  (Bata)
CORISCO AND ELOBEY
Regional District of CORISCO AND ELOBEY  (Puerto Iradier)Distrito regional de CORISCO Y ELOBEY (es)  (Puerto Iradier)
CYRENAICA
Federated
Governorate of CYRENAICA  (Benghazi)Mintaqat AL-BARQAH : منطقة البرقة (ar)  (Binghazi)
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 : Igboland  (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
Spanish Overseas Province of FERNANDO POO  (Santa Isabel)Provincia española ultramarina 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)
FUNCHAL
FUNCHAL Overseas District of Portugal : Madeira Islands  (Funchal)Distrito do FUNCHAL (pt)  (Funchal)
HORTA
Autonomous District of HORTA [Western Azores Group]  (Horta)Distrito Autónomo da HORTA (pt)  (Horta)
INNER GAMBIA
GAMBIA Protectorate  (Brikama)GAMBIA Protectorate (en)  (Brikama)
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)
NATAL
Federated
NATAL Province  (Pietermaritzburg)Province of NATAL (en) + Provinsie NATAL (af)  (Pietermaritzburg)
NORTHERN NIGERIA
Federated
NORTHERN Region of Nigeria : Hausaland  (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]  (Nyanza)Royaume du RUANDA (fr) + Koninkrijk ROEANDA (nl) + Ubwami bw´u RWANDA (rw)  (Nyanza)
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 [Rejected United Nations Trusteeship of South West Africa]  (Windhoek)Gebied van SUIDWES-AFRIKA (af) + Territory of SOUTH WEST AFRICA (en) + Gebied van ZUIDWEST-AFRIKA (nl) + Gebiet SÜDWESTAFRIKA (de)  (Windhoek)
SOUTHERN REGION
Federated
Council of the SOUTHERN REGION [Egyptian Region]  (Cairo)Majlis Mintaqah AL-JANUB : مجلس منطقة الجنوب (ar)  (Al-Qahirah)
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)
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)
URUNDI
Kingdom of URUNDI [Belgian Residency]  (Gitega [a] + Usumbura [r])Royaume de l´URUNDI (fr) + Koninkrijk OEROENDI (nl)  (Gitega + Usumbura)
WESTERN NIGERIA
Federated
WESTERN Region of Nigeria : Yorubaland  (Ibadan)WESTERN Region (en)  (Ibadan)

42 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 Delegation of FRENCH ALGERIA  (Algiers)Délégation 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)
BIRAO
BIRAO Autonomous District  (Birao)District autonome de BIRAO (fr)  (Birao)
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)
FERNANDO POO AND RIO MUNI
Spanish Overseas Provinces of FERNANDO POO AND RIO MUNI [Spanish Equatorial Region]  (Santa Isabel [a])Región Ecuatorial Española : FERNANDO PÓO Y RÍO MUNI (es)  (Santa Isabel)
FRENCH SAHARA
Departments of FRENCH SAHARA  (Colomb-Bechar + Wargla)Départements du SAHARA FRANÇAIS (fr)  (Colomb-Béchar + Ouargla)
FRENCH SOMALI COAST
French Somaliland Overseas Territory : FRENCH SOMALI COAST  (Jibuti)Territoire d´outre-mer de la CÔTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS (fr)  (Djibouti)
GAMBIA
GAMBIA Colony and Protectorate  (Bathurst)GAMBIA Colony and Protectorate (en)  (Bathurst)
IFNI
Spanish Overseas Province of IFNI  (Sidi Ifni)Provincia ultramarina de IFNI (es)  (Sidi Ifni)
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)
MALTA
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)
MOMBASA
Self-Governing Municipality of Mombasa : KENYA Protectorate  (Mombasa)Self-Governing Municipality of Mombasa : KENYA Protectorate (en)  (Mombasa)
MOZAMBIQUE
Governorate-General of the Portuguese Overseas Province of MOZAMBIQUE  (Lourenzo Marques)Província Ultramarina Portuguesa de MOÇAMBIQUE (pt)  (Lourenço Marques)
NDELE
NDELE Autonomous District  (Ndele)District autonome de N´DÉLÉ (fr)  (N´Délé)
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 DOMAINS
French National Domains on SAINT HELENA  (Longwood House)Domaines nationaux 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  (Gaza)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)  (Gazzah)
SPANISH SAHARA
SPANISH SAHARA Overseas Province  (El Aaiun)Provincia ultramarina del SÁHARA ESPAÑOL (es)  (El Aaiún)
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
TRANSKEI Territorial Authority  (Umtata)TRANSKEI Territoriale Owerheid (af) + TRANSKEI Territorial Authority (en) + TRANSKEI (xh)  (Umtata)
TROMELIN ISLAND
French Station of TROMELIN ISLAND  (Station Serge Frolow)Station française de l´ÎLE TROMELIN (fr)  (Station Serge Frolow)
UGANDA
UGANDA Colony  (Entebbe)UGANDA Colony (en)  (Entebbe)
ZANDE
ZANDE Autonomous District  (Obo)District autonome ZENDÉ (fr)  (Obo)

42 Territories & Dependencies



International Organisations or Groupings (selective list)


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)
ARAB UNITY
Organisation
Council of Arab Economic Unity : CAEU  (Cairo)Cils al-Ouhdh al-Aguetsadah al-Arabiyah : CAEU - مجلس الوحدة الاقتصادية العربية (ar) + Council of Arab Economic Unity : CAEU (en)  (Al-Qahirah) SG Abdel Khalek Hassuna (eg)
BRITISH WEST AFRICA
Organisation
BRITISH WEST AFRICAN Territories  (Freetown + Bathurst)BRITISH WEST AFRICAN Territories (en)  (Freetown + Bathurst) Queen Elizabeth II
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  (Addis Abeba + Echmiadzin)Ekklisia Nremkimi Northodozots : ENN - Ϯⲉⲕ̀ⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ̀ⲛⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ̀ⲛⲟⲣⲑⲟⲇⲟⲝⲟⲥ (cop)  (Addis Abeba + Echmiadzin) Pope Cyril VI (eg)
PAN-AFRICA
Organisation
Tubman-Nkrumah-Toure Conference : PAN-AFRICA  (Saniquellie)Tubman-Nkrumah-Toure Conference : PAN-AFRICA  (Saniquellie) Romeo Horton (lr)
SAHEL-BENIN
Organisation
Council of Accord : Council of Understanding SAHEL-BENIN  (Abidjan)Conseil de l´Entente SAHEL-BÉNIN (fr)  (Abidjan) Felix Houphouet-Boigny (ci)
WEST AFRICAN STATES BANK
Organisation
Central Bank of West African States : CBWAS  (Dakar)Banque Centrale des États de l´Afrique de l´Ouest : BCÉAO (fr)  (Dakar) DG Robert Julienne (fr)

9 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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