Chronology of Western colonialism

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This is a non-exhaustive chronology of colonialism-related events, which may reflect political events, cultural events, and important global events that have influenced colonization and decolonization. See also Timeline of imperialism.

Before the 15th century[edit]

15th to 18th centuries[edit]

19th century to World War I[edit]

Interwar period[edit]

World War II, and Cold War until the Détente[edit]

1963 to the fall of the Berlin Wall[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mirror of the Cruel and Horrible Spanish Tyranny Perpetrated in the Netherlands, by the Tyrant, the Duke of Alba, and Other Commanders of King Philip II". World Digital Library. 1620. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ Sven Lindqvist, Exterminate all the brutes, 1992
  3. ^ Voyage au Congo suivi du Retour du Tchad Archived March 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, in Lire, July–August 1995 (in French)
  4. ^ Raízes de Gilberto Freyre by Thomas E. Skidmore in Journal of Latin American Studies (2002), 34: 1-20 Cambridge University Press
  5. ^ Hoshiar Singh, Pankaj Singh; Singh Hoshiar (2011). Indian Administration. Pearson Education India. p. 10. ISBN 978-81-317-6119-9. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Writer Without Borders" July 14, 2006 In These Times (in English)
  7. ^ Gustavo Gutiérrez gana premio Príncipe de Asturias Archived 2007-05-03 at the Wayback Machine, Agencia Peru, 30 April 2003 (in Spanish)

Further reading[edit]

  • Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450 (3 vol. 2006)
  • Hodge, Carl Cavanagh. Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914 (2 vol. 2007)
  • Lehning, James. European Colonialism since 1700 (2013)
  • Page, Melvin E. et al. eds. Colonialism: An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia (3 vol. 2003)
  • Stuchtey, Benedikt, ed. Colonialism and Imperialism, 1450-1950, European History Online, Mainz: Institute of European History, 2011