Map of africa in 1914. Classical antiquity and european colonialism. South africa was the crucible that forged gandhis identity as a political activist and was an important prelude to his return to india where he played a pivotal role in securing its independence from british rule in august 1947. The history of external colonisation of africa can be divided into two stages. David rumsey collection thousands of historical maps and atlases.
The map as history. The outbreak of hostilities in europe in august 1914 had been anticipated and government officials of south africa were aware of the significance of their common border with the german colony. The maps in this exhibition are based on cmaps in minutes close window. Credits courtesy of the united states military academy department of history.
Europe before world war one 1914 although the community of european nations in the early 20th century still conformed in part to the boundaries established by the congress of vienna in 1815 it had undergone a number of changes in the intervening years the profoundest of which were most evident in the south western region of the continent. Map description historical map of wwi. The triple alliance german empire austria hungary italy the triple entente. Illustrating the turkish rail system.
In popular parlance discussions of colonialism in africa usually focus on the european conquests that resulted in the scramble for africa after the berlin conference in the 19th century. The ottoman empire 1914. Map description historical map of europe 1871 1914.