1957-JUL-01



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


Independent & Semi-Independent Polities


AUSTRALIA
UNO Member
Commonwealth of AUSTRALIA  (Canberra)Commonwealth of AUSTRALIA (en )n  (Canberra) Queen Elizabeth II
BRITISH WESTERN PACIFIC
De facto Semi-Independent
British Western Pacific High Commission : WESTERN PACIFIC TERRITORIES  (Honiara)British Western Pacific High Commission : WESTERN PACIFIC TERRITORIES (en)  (Honiara) Queen Elizabeth II
FRIENDLY ISLANDS
De facto Semi-Independent
Kingdom of TONGA [British Protected State of the Friendly Islands]  (Nukualofa)Kingdom of TONGA (en) + Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo TONGA (to)  (Nukualofa) Queen Charlotte Tupou III
NEW ZEALAND
UNO Member
Dominion of NEW ZEALAND  (Wellington)Dominion of NEW ZEALAND (en)  (Wellington) Queen Elizabeth II

4 Polities (2 members of the International Community)


Rebel Entities & Governments in Exile



0 Rebel Entity


Protectorates & Mandates


BRITISH WESTERN PACIFIC
De facto Semi-Independent
British Western Pacific High Commission : WESTERN PACIFIC TERRITORIES  (Honiara)British Western Pacific High Commission : WESTERN PACIFIC TERRITORIES (en)  (Honiara)
COOK ISLANDS
New Zealand Territory of COOK ISLANDS  (Avarua)Territory of COOK ISLANDS (en)  (Avarua)
FRIENDLY ISLANDS
De facto Semi-Independent
Kingdom of TONGA [British Protected State of the Friendly Islands]  (Nukualofa)Kingdom of TONGA (en) + Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo TONGA (to)  (Nukualofa)
NAURU
NAURU Local Government Council [United Nations Trust Territory under Australian Administration]  (Makwa q + Yangor b)NAURU Local Government Council (en) + Teritori NAOERO (na)  (Makwa + Yangor)
NEW HEBRIDES
Condominium of NEW HEBRIDES  (Port Vila)NEW HEBRIDES Condominium (en) + Condominium des NOUVELLES-HÉBRIDES (fr)  (Port Vila)
NORTH-EAST NEW GUINEA
Territory of NORTH-EAST NEW GUINEA [United Nations Trust Territory under Australian administration in Papua and New Guinea]  (Rabaul)United Nations Trust Territory for NORTH-EAST NEW GUINEA (en)  (Rabaul)
PACIFIC ISLANDS
Territory of THE PACIFIC ISLANDS [United Nations Trust Territory under American Administration]  (Garapan on Saipan)United Nations Trust Territory of THE PACIFIC ISLANDS (en)  (Garapan on Saipan)
WESTERN SAMOA
Territory of WESTERN SAMOA [United Nations Trust Territory under New Zealand Administration]  (Apia)United Nations Trust Territory of WESTERN SAMOA (en) + Teritori o SAMOA I SISIFO (sm)  (Apia)

8 Protected Entities


Federated & Regionalised Polities


ATAFU
Federated
Chiefdom of ATAFU Atoll  (Fale on Atafu)ATAFU Atoll (en) + Faipule o ATAFU (tkl)  (Fale on Atafu)
BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS
Territory of BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS [British Protectorate]  (Honiara)Territory of BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS (en)  (Honiara)
ELLICE ISLANDS
ELLICE ISLANDS District  (Vaiaku on Fongafale in Funafuti)ELLICE ISLANDS District (en)  (Vaiaku on Fongafale in Funafuti)
FAKAOFO
Federated
Chiefdom of FAKAOFO Atoll  (Fenuafala on Fakaofo)FAKAOFO Atoll (en) + Faipule o FAKAOFO (tkl)  (Fenuafala on Fakaofo)
FRENCH SETTLEMENTS OF OCEANIA
Federated
French Overseas Territory of the FRENCH SETTLEMENTS OF OCEANIA  (Papeete)Territoire d´outre-mer des ÉTABLISSEMENTS FRANÇAIS DE L´OCÉANIE (fr)  (Pape´ete)
GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS
British Crown Colony of GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS  (Bairiki on South Tarawa)British Crown Colony of GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS (en)  (Bairiki on South Tarawa)
GILBERT ISLANDS
GILBERT ISLANDS District  (Bairiki on South Tarawa)GILBERT ISLANDS District (en)  (Bairiki on South Tarawa)
MARIANA ISLANDS
MARIANA ISLANDS District  (Garapan on Saipan)MARIANA ISLANDS District (en)  (Garapan on Saipan)
MARSHALL ISLANDS
District of THE MARSHALL ISLANDS  (Dalap-Uliga-Darrit on Majuro)District of THE MARSHALL ISLANDS (en)  (Dalap-Uliga-Darrit on Majuro)
NEW CALEDONIA AND DEPENDENCIES
Federated
French Overseas Territory of NEW CALEDONIA AND DEPENDENCIES  (Numea)Territoire d´outre-mer français de NOUVELLE-CALÉDONIE ET DÉPENDANCES (fr)  (Nouméa)
NEW SOUTH WALES
Federated
State of NEW SOUTH WALES  (Sydney)State of NEW SOUTH WALES (en)  (Sydney)
NUKUNONU
Federated
Chiefdom of NUKUNONU Atoll  (Nukunonu)NUKUNONU Atoll (en) + Faipule o NUKUNONU (tkl)  (Nukunonu)
PALAU
District of PALAU  (Koror)District of PALAU (en)  (Koror)
PONAPE
PONAPE District  (Kolonia on Ponape)PONAPE District (en)  (Kolonia on Ponape)
QUEENSLAND
Federated
State of QUEENSLAND  (Brisbane)State of QUEENSLAND (en)  (Brisbane)
ROTA
ROTA District  (Songsong on Rota)ROTA District (en)  (Songsong on Rota)
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Federated
State of SOUTH AUSTRALIA  (Adelaide)State of SOUTH AUSTRALIA (en)  (Adelaide)
TASMANIA
Federated
State of TASMANIA  (Hobart)State of TASMANIA (en)  (Hobart)
TRUK
TRUK District  (Moen on Truk)TRUK District (en)  (Moen)
VICTORIA
Federated
State of VICTORIA  (Melbourne)State of VICTORIA (en)  (Melbourne)
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Federated
State of WESTERN AUSTRALIA  (Perth)State of WESTERN AUSTRALIA (en)  (Perth)
YAP
YAP District  (Colonia on Yap)YAP District (en)  (Colonia on Yap)

22 Federated or Regionalized Polities


Territories & Dependencies


AMERICAN SAMOA
United States Territory of AMERICAN SAMOA  (Pago Pago [q])United States Territory of AMERICAN SAMOA (en)  (Pago Pago)
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL Territory  (Canberra)AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL Territory (en)  (Canberra)
CANTON AND ENDERBURY ISLANDS
Anglo-American Condominium of CANTON AND ENDERBURY ISLANDS  (Canton Island)Anglo-American Condominium of CANTON AND ENDERBURY ISLANDS (en)  (Canton Island)
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK MONUMENT
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK MONUMENT on Kealakekua Bay  (Captain James Cook Monument)CAPTAIN JAMES COOK MONUMENT on Kealakekua Bay (en)  (Captain James Cook Monument)
COCOS KEELING ISLANDS
Territory of COCOS KEELING ISLANDS  (Bantam Village on West Island)Territory of COCOS KEELING ISLANDS (en )r + Wilayah PULU KOKOS KEELING (coa )r  (Bantam Village on West Island)
COOK ISLANDS
New Zealand Territory of COOK ISLANDS  (Avarua)Territory of COOK ISLANDS (en)  (Avarua)
FIJI
British Colony of FIJI  (Suva)British Colony of FIJI (en)  (Suva)
GUAM
United States Unincorporated Organized Territory of GUAM  (Agana)GUAM Unincorporated and Organized Territory of the United States (en)  (Agaña)
GUANO ISLANDS
GUANO ISLANDS United States Unincorporated Possessions  ((Washington-District of Columbia))GUANO ISLANDS United States Unincorporated Possessions (en)  ((Washington-District of Columbia))
HAWAII
Territory of HAWAII  (Honolulu)Territory of HAWAII (en)  (Honolulu)
MINOR ISLANDS
New Zealand MINOR ISLANDS  ((Wellington))New Zealand MINOR ISLANDS (en)  ((Wellington))
NAURU
NAURU Local Government Council [United Nations Trust Territory under Australian Administration]  (Makwa [q] + Yangor [b])NAURU Local Government Council (en) + Teritori NAOERO (na)  (Makwa + Yangor)
NETHERLANDS NEW GUINEA
Dutch Colony of NETHERLANDS NEW GUINEA  (Hollandia)Kolonie van NEDERLANDS NIEUW-GUINEA (nl)  (Hollandia)
NEW HEBRIDES
Condominium of NEW HEBRIDES  (Port Vila)NEW HEBRIDES Condominium (en) + Condominium des NOUVELLES-HÉBRIDES (fr)  (Port Vila)
NORFOLK ISLAND
Australian Territory of NORFOLK ISLAND  (Kingston)Australian Territory of NORFOLK ISLAND (en)  (Kingston)
NORTH-EAST NEW GUINEA
Territory of NORTH-EAST NEW GUINEA [United Nations Trust Territory under Australian administration in Papua and New Guinea]  (Rabaul)United Nations Trust Territory for NORTH-EAST NEW GUINEA (en)  (Rabaul)
NORTHERN TERRITORY
Federal Territory of NORTHERN TERRITORY  (Darwin)Federal Territory of NORTHERN TERRITORY (en)  (Darwin)
PACIFIC ISLANDS
Territory of THE PACIFIC ISLANDS [United Nations Trust Territory under American Administration]  (Garapan on Saipan)United Nations Trust Territory of THE PACIFIC ISLANDS (en)  (Garapan on Saipan)
PACIFIC OCEAN
High Commission of the Republic in THE PACIFIC OCEAN  (Numea)Haut-Commissariat de la République dans l´OCÉAN PACIFIQUE (fr)  (Nouméa)
PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA
Territory of PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA  (Port Moresby)Territory of PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA (en)  (Port Moresby)
TOKELAU ISLANDS
TOKELAU ISLANDS District [New Zealand Administration]  (Fenuafala on Fakaofo)TOKELAU ISLANDS District (en)  (Fenuafala on Fakaofo)
WESTERN SAMOA
Territory of WESTERN SAMOA [United Nations Trust Territory under New Zealand Administration]  (Apia)United Nations Trust Territory of WESTERN SAMOA (en) + Teritori o SAMOA I SISIFO (sm)  (Apia)

22 Territories & Dependencies



International Organisations or Groupings (selective list)


SOUTH PACIFIC
Organisation
South Pacific Commission : SPC  (Noumea)South Pacific Commission : SPC (en) + Commissariat du Pacifique-Sud : CPS (fr)  (Nouméa) SG Ralph Clairon Bedell (us)

1 Organisation or Grouping (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.

    + the other sources are added according to the consulted entity.

 




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