Zones: Timeline

PORTUGUESE WEST AFRICA (Huambo)  Governorate-General of the PORTUGUESE WEST AFRICA Colony [Angola Colony] :
PAN-AFRICA (New York City) Exile Negro Peoples of the World : PAN AFRICA : Marcus Garvey
SPANISH WEST AFRICA (Las Palmas of Great Canary)  Territories of SPANISH WEST AFRICA :
PORTUGUESE EAST AFRICA (Lourenzo Marques)  Governorate-General of the PORTUGUESE EAST AFRICA Colony [Portuguese Mozambique Colony] :
SOUTH WEST AFRICA (Windhoek)  Mandate of SOUTH WEST AFRICA [League of Nations Mandate under South African administration] :
OCCUPIED EAST AFRICA ((Boma) + Usumbura)  Royal Commission for OCCUPIED EAST AFRICA :
SOUTHERN AFRICA (Maseru)  High Commission in and for South Africa : High Commission Territories of SOUTHERN AFRICA :
RHODESIA (Salisbury) SDN Observer British South Africa Company : BSAC [Rhodesia Protectorate] : King George V
FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA (Brazzaville)  Government-General of the FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA Federation :
FRENCH WEST AFRICA (Goree + Dakar)  Federation of FRENCH WEST AFRICA :
SOUTH AFRICA (Pretoria ae + Cape Town lSDN Member British Dominion of the UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA : King George V

Other Entities with similar names

(London a + Westminster lr) - (Pretoria ae + Cape Town l) -

British Dominion of the UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA

Flag or logo since 1912-03-25*
British Dominion of the Union of SOUTH AFRICA (en) + Unie van ZUID-AFRIKA (nl) SDN Member
Emblem or Symbol*

King George V
(ruler of UNITED KINGDOM since 1910-05-06)
Capitals & administrative places*: Pretoria ae + Cape Town l
(Pretoria + Cape Town)
a administrative, national or political capital (also ruler's residence)
e executive capital
l legislative or parliamentary capital, seat of government
Official & national languages: English (en) . Dutch (nl) .


SOUTH AFRICAN UNION British Dominion of the SOUTH AFRICAN UNION  (Pretoria + Cape Town)

4 Federated Divisions:

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Province  (Cape Town)Local: CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Province (en) + KAAPprovincie (nl)  (Cape Town)
NATAL NATAL Province  (Pietermaritzburg)Local: Province of NATAL (en) + Provincie NATAL (nl)  (Pietermaritzburg)
ORANGE FREE STATE ORANGE FREE STATE Province  (Bloemfontein)Local: ORANJE-VRIJSTAAT Provincie (nl) + ORANGE FREE STATE Province (en)  (Bloemfontein)
TRANSVAAL TRANSVAAL Province  (Pretoria)Local: TRANSVAAL Provinsie (nl) + TRANSVAAL Province (en)  (Pretoria)

1 Assisted Entity

REHOBOTH Autonomous REHOBOTH Captaincy  (Rehoboth) Captain Cornelius van Wyk

2 Condominiums:

SOUTH WEST AFRICA Mandate of SOUTH WEST AFRICA [League of Nations Mandate under South African administration]  (Windhoek)Local: League of Nations Mandate of SOUTH WEST AFRICA (en) + Mandaatgebied van ZUIDWEST-AFRIKA (nl) + Mandatsgebiet SÜDWESTAFRIKA (de)  (Windhoek)
SOUTHERN AFRICA High Commission in and for South Africa : High Commission Territories of SOUTHERN AFRICA  (Maseru)Local: High Commission in and for South Africa : High Commission Territories of SOUTHERN AFRICA (en)  (Maseru)

14 Organisations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

AERIAL NAVIGATION International Air Convention relating to the regulation of AERIAL NAVIGATION  (Paris)
ALLIED POWERS ALLIED Entente Powers : Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control  (Sevres)
BRITISH DOMINIONS BRITISH DOMINIONS of the British Empire  (Westminster)
CTW Committee on the Traffic in Women and Children : CTW  (New York City)
EFO Economic and Financial Organization of the League of Nations : EFO  (Brusells)
ILO International Labour Organization : ILO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
LEAGUE OF NATIONS League of Nations Covenant : LON  (Geneva)
LEAGUE OF RED CROSS League of Red Cross Societies : LORCS  (Paris)
OLYMPIC GAMES International Olympic Committee : IOC  (Lausanne)
PUBLIC HEALTH International Office of Public Health : IOPH  (Paris)
SCT Section for Communications and Transit : SCT  (Paris)
TELEGRAPH International Telegraph Union : ITU  (Berne)
UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION Universal Postal Union : UPU  (Berne)
WORLD BUSINESS International Chamber of Commerce : ICC [The Word Business Organization]  (Paris + Atlantic City)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.

Other Territories or Entities within the 2022's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

MARION ISLAND British Territory of MARION ISLAND  (Marion)
SIMONSTOWN British Naval Base of SIMON´S TOWN  (Simon´s Town)
Notes: aims to find the countries, territories, governments, administrative divisions and main international organisations that have existed during the 20th century.
   Current depth of investigation: . [red: country considered completed, rose: 1 level yet to complete, white: 2 levels yet to complete]
   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 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.
   *, 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 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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