List of world map changes

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Below is a chronological list of political or geological events, which would alter the appearance of a world map. Changes usually include (but are not limited to) the alteration of borders, the creation and fall of nations, the changes of geographical names, as well as some unusually destructive natural disasters. Through the knowledge of such dates and events, the approximate year and age of a world map could be calculated and estimated.

Note that not all maps of the world of an age or period will be the same throughout the globe; as different mapmakers (or their employers) may have different views on the sovereignty and/or territorial integrity of the countries of the world and/or possess different levels of technological and/or geographical insight, the maps created by them might differ significantly.

Contents

21st century[edit]

2010s[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

The former Netherlands Antilles Islands

2000s[edit]

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

Recognized by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru.
Merge of Hà Tây Province and Hanoi.
Map of states that have recognized Kosovo independence
  Kosovo
  States that formally recognize Kosovo as independent
  States that do not recognize Kosovo as independent.

2007[edit]

2006[edit]

2005[edit]

2004[edit]

2003[edit]

Serbia and Montenegro map

2002[edit]

East Timor declares independence from Indonesia

2001[edit]

2000[edit]

The federal districts of Russia.

20th century[edit]

1990s[edit]

1999[edit]

1998[edit]

1997[edit]

1996[edit]

1995[edit]

1994[edit]

1993[edit]

1992[edit]

1991[edit]

1990[edit]

1980s[edit]

1989[edit]

1988[edit]

1987[edit]

1986[edit]

1985[edit]

1984[edit]

1983[edit]

1982[edit]

1981[edit]

1980[edit]

1970s[edit]

1979[edit]

1978[edit]

1977[edit]

1976[edit]

1975[edit]

1974[edit]

1973[edit]

1972[edit]

1971[edit]

1970[edit]

1960s[edit]

1969[edit]

1968[edit]

1967[edit]

1966[edit]

1965[edit]

1964[edit]

1963[edit]

1962[edit]

1961[edit]

1960[edit]

1950s[edit]

1959[edit]

1958[edit]

1957[edit]

1956[edit]

1955[edit]

1954[edit]

1953[edit]

1952[edit]

1951[edit]

1950[edit]

1940s[edit]

1949[edit]

1948[edit]

1947[edit]

1946[edit]

1945[edit]

World map of colonisation in 1945.

1944[edit]

1943[edit]

1942[edit]

The Axis-controlled territory in Europe at the time of its maximal expansion (1941–42).

1941[edit]

1940[edit]

1930s[edit]

1939[edit]

1938[edit]

1937[edit]

1936[edit]

1935[edit]

1934[edit]

1933[edit]

1932[edit]

1931[edit]

1920s[edit]

1929[edit]

1928[edit]

1927[edit]

1925[edit]

1924[edit]

Map of Europe from the 1920s

1923[edit]

1922[edit]

1921[edit]

  • October 13 — Treaty of Kars:
    • Turkey relinquishes claims to Armenia
    • Turkey gains the area around Kars and southern Achara
  • October 13 — Niger established as a separate colony
  • October 12 — Upper Silesia divided between Poland and Germany
  • June 1 — France reorganizes French West Africa, colony of Mauritania established

1920[edit]

  • July 9 — Denmark officially incorporates northern Schleswig following plebiscite earlier in the year
  • April 6 — Establishment of Far Eastern Republic with capital at Chita
  • January 10 — The United Kingdom officially takes over administration of German East Africa and changes name to Tanganyika

1910s[edit]

1919[edit]

  • September 25 — Spitsbergen awarded to Norway
  • September 10 — Austria signs Treaty of Saint Germain:
    • Cedes Eastern Galicia to Poland
    • Cedes South Tyrol, Trentino, Trieste and Istria to Italy
    • Recognizes the independence of Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes
  • August 8 — The United Kingdom acknowledges the complete independence of Afghanistan
  • July 10 — France and the United Kingdom agree on frontier between their mandates in the Cameroons
  • June 28 — The Treaty of Versailles:
    • Eupen-Malmedy and Neutral Moresnet ceded to Belgium
    • Alsace-Lorraine officially ceded to France
    • Most of Posen and West Prussia ceded to Poland
    • Memel and Saarland under international administration
    • Provides for plebiscites in Schleswig and Upper Silesia
  • May 30 — Ruanda and Urundi (minus Kisaka district) assigned to Belgium as a mandate
  • May 7 — German New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago assigned to Australia as a mandate
  • May 7 — German Southwest Africa assigned to South Africa as a mandate
  • May 7 — German Samoa assigned to New Zealand as a mandate
  • May 7 — German Northern Pacific islands assigned to Japan as a mandate
  • May 7 — Nauru assigned to British Empire (eventually UK, Australia, and NZ) as a mandate
  • May 6 — Kionga Triangle assigned to Portugal as a mandate
  • May 6 — Kamerun and Togoland assigned to France and the United Kingdom as mandates
  • May 1 — End of Soviet republic in Bavaria
  • April 19 — Polish occupation of Vilna, disputed by the Lithuanians
  • April 4 — Soviet republic established in Bavaria
  • March 1 — French West Africa reorganized, with Upper Volta as a separate colony

1918[edit]

1917[edit]

1915[edit]

1914[edit]

  • August 15 — The first official transit of the Panama Canal, but due to World War I, there was no real official opening ceremony

The Russian city Saint Petersburg is rename to Petrograd

1913[edit]

1912[edit]

1911[edit]

1910[edit]

1900s[edit]

1908[edit]

1907[edit]

1905[edit]

1903[edit]

1902[edit]

1901[edit]

19th century[edit]

1890s[edit]

1898[edit]

1896[edit]

1890[edit]

1880s[edit]

1889[edit]

1888[edit]

1886[edit]

1884[edit]

1883[edit]

1881[edit]

1880[edit]

1870s[edit]

1878[edit]

1876[edit]

1875[edit]

1873[edit]

1872[edit]

1871[edit]

1870[edit]

1860s[edit]

1869[edit]

1868[edit]

  • In Japan, the city of Edo becomes the new capital and is renamed Tokyo

1867[edit]

  • October 18 — The United States of America purchases Alaska from Russia
  • July 1 — Canada becomes independent, with originally only four provinces
  • May 29 — The Austrian Empire becomes Austria-Hungary
  • March 1 — Nebraska becomes the 37th state of the United States of America

1866[edit]

1865[edit]

1864[edit]

  • October 31 — Nevada becomes the 36th state of the United States of America
  • June 20 — West Virginia becomes the 35th state of the United States of America

1863[edit]

1862[edit]

  • April 12 — The British colony of Queensland's western border is shifted from 141°E to 138°E

1861[edit]

1860[edit]

1850s[edit]

1859[edit]

1858[edit]

1857[edit]

  • India's first war of independence from the British

1856[edit]

1855[edit]

1853[edit]

1852[edit]

1851[edit]

1850[edit]

1840s[edit]

1849[edit]

1848[edit]

1847[edit]

1846[edit]

1845[edit]

1844[edit]

1840[edit]

1830s[edit]

1839[edit]

1838[edit]

1837[edit]

  • January 26 — Michigan becomes the 26th state of the United States of America

1836[edit]

1833[edit]

1832[edit]

1831[edit]

1830[edit]

1820s[edit]

1829[edit]

1828[edit]

1827[edit]

1826[edit]

  • The Argentine Republic is proclaimed

1825[edit]

1824[edit]

1823[edit]

1822[edit]

1821[edit]

1820[edit]

1810s[edit]

Retreat of European colonialism and change of political borders in South America, 1700–prese

1819[edit]

1818[edit]

1817[edit]

1816[edit]

1815[edit]

1814[edit]

1813[edit]

1812[edit]

1811[edit]

1810[edit]

1800s[edit]

1809[edit]

  • September 17 — Sweden officially cedes Finland to Russia through the peace of Hamina
  • March 29 — The Russian Tsar is declared Grand-duke of Finland, effectively separating Finland from Sweden and turning it into a Russian autonomous duchy

1808[edit]

1806[edit]

1804[edit]

  • January 1 — Independence of Haiti from France

1803[edit]

1801[edit]

1800[edit]

Animated image depicting U.S. territorial growth

18th century[edit]

1790s[edit]

1799[edit]

1798[edit]

1796[edit]

  • Tennessee becomes the 16th state of the United States of America

1795[edit]

1793[edit]

1792[edit]

  • January 23 — Second partition of Poland
  • June 1 — Kentucky becomes the 15th state of the United States of America

1791[edit]

  • March 4 — Vermont becomes the 14th state of the United States of America

1780s[edit]

1788[edit]

1784[edit]

1783[edit]

1770s[edit]

1776[edit]

1772[edit]

  • August 5 — First partition of Poland

1760s[edit]

1768[edit]

1763[edit]

1762[edit]

1750s[edit]

1758[edit]

1752[edit]

1740s[edit]

1747[edit]

1740[edit]

1730s[edit]

1739[edit]

1720s[edit]

1729[edit]

1728[edit]

1721[edit]

1710s[edit]

1715[edit]

1714[edit]

1713[edit]

  • Gibraltar passes from Spain to Great Britain

1700s[edit]

1707[edit]

17th century[edit]

1680s[edit]

1685[edit]

1682[edit]

1681[edit]

1660s[edit]

1664[edit]

1663[edit]

1662[edit]

1661[edit]

1660[edit]

1650s[edit]

1658[edit]

1640s[edit]

1648[edit]

1645[edit]

1640[edit]

1630s[edit]

1638[edit]

1634[edit]

1620s[edit]

1626[edit]

1623[edit]

1620[edit]

1610s[edit]

1617[edit]

1610[edit]

1600s[edit]

1607[edit]

1601[edit]

16th century[edit]

1596[edit]

1591[edit]

1580[edit]

1575[edit]

Historical map of the world by Ortelius, 1570 CE

1532[edit]

1530[edit]

1526[edit]

1522[edit]

1519-1521[edit]

1513[edit]

1513[edit]

1501[edit]

15th century[edit]

1500[edit]

1499-1501[edit]

1498[edit]

1494[edit]

1492[edit]

1488[edit]

1482[edit]

1481[edit]

1478[edit]

1472[edit]

1469[edit]

1453[edit]

  • May 29 — The Byzantine capital of Constantinople falls after an invasion by the Ottoman Empire, ending the Byzantine Empire

1432[edit]

14th century[edit]

1384[edit]

1366[edit]

1349[edit]

1316[edit]

1305[edit]

1301[edit]

13th century[edit]

1299[edit]

1278[edit]

1260[edit]

  • Mongol Empire splits [25]

1258[edit]

1236[edit]

  • Mongols invade Northern Korea

1235[edit]

1223[edit]

  • Mongols defeat East Slavic warriors

1218[edit]

1217[edit]

1216[edit]

1210[edit]

12th century[edit]

1197[edit]

1190[edit]

1154[edit]

1139[edit]

11th century[edit]

1076[edit]

1075[edit]

  • Muslims conquer Syria

1065[edit]

10th century[edit]

1000[edit]

  • December — King Stephen I of Hungary is crowned and begins the transformation of the early Hungarian state into the Christian Kingdom of Hungary. This is considered to be the official date of foundation of the country.
  • Gunnbjörn Ulfsson spots islands off the coast of Greenland. European discovery of the island itself is dated to the 980s, when explorers arrived from Iceland and Norway.
  • Leif Ericson discovers Newfoundland and establishes a short-lived colony at L'Anse aux Meadows.

959[edit]

948[edit]

920[edit]

9th century[edit]

872[edit]

843[edit]

8th century[edit]

788[edit]

784[edit]

774[edit]

769[edit]

768—769[edit]

759[edit]

754[edit]

751[edit]

744[edit]

717[edit]

711[edit]

7th century[edit]

690[edit]

  • Muslims conquer North Africa [27]

680[edit]

6th century[edit]

553[edit]

  • The Ostrogothic Kingdom is conquered by the Byzantine Empire

534[edit]

5th century[edit]

493[edit]

490[edit]

  • Odoacer is defeated at the river Adda by the Goths and flees

486[edit]

480[edit]

476[edit]

469[edit]

457-461[edit]

  • Western Roman Emperor Majorian makes a conceited effort to try to restore the Empire, and reconquers most of Hispania and southern Gaul

451-453[edit]

  • Huns attack the Western Roman Empire

435[edit]

  • The Vandals establish a kingdom in North Africa

429[edit]

  • Vandals enter Africa

426[edit]

  • Alans leave Hispania

418[edit]

411[edit]

405[edit]

402[edit]

4th century[edit]

395[edit]

  • Roman Empire splits into eastern and western portions

370[edit]

358[edit]

  • Franks allowed to settle in Toxandria (present-day Belgium)

330[edit]

301[edit]

3rd century[edit]

274[edit]

  • The Gallic Empire is disestablished

273[edit]

  • The Palmyrene Empire is disestablished

271[edit]

  • Roman Dacia is abandoned

269[edit]

  • Roman Emperor Claudius II recovers Hispania from the Gallic Empire

260[edit]

240[edit]

1st century CE[edit]

World in year 1.

71-84[edit]

43–47[edit]

  • The Romans found Londinium, a town that will with time become modern London

5[edit]

1st millennium BCE[edit]

1st century BCE[edit]

30[edit]

  • Egypt becomes a Roman province

58-50[edit]

  • Romans conquer Gaul

63[edit]

146[edit]

211[edit]

221[edit]

  • Qin Dynasty unifies China

230[edit]

  • Han state conquered by Qin

238[edit]

241[edit]

  • Sicily becomes first Roman province

266[edit]

  • Ashoka unifies most of South Asia

321[edit]

323[edit]

329[edit]

332[edit]

  • Alexander conquers Egypt

338[edit]

375[edit]

479[edit]

525[edit]

650[edit]

753[edit]

  • April 21 — The foundation of the city of Rome. The precise date is based on legend, but archaeological evidence suggests Rome did grow to city size from an earlier village in the 8th century BCE.

2nd millennium BCE[edit]

1077[edit]

1550[edit]

1650[edit]

1940[edit]

  • The Third Dynasty of Ur falls after an Elamite invasion

3rd millennium BCE[edit]

2055[edit]

2181[edit]

2193[edit]

  • The Akkadian Empire collapses after an invasion by the Gutians

2271[edit]

2686[edit]

4th millennium BCE[edit]

c. 3150[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33033342
  2. ^ Information on annexation
  3. ^ Marie-Louise Gumuchian (March 17, 2014). "Crimea votes to break from Ukraine, join Russia. What happens next?". CNN. Retrieved March 17, 2014. On Monday, lawmakers in Crimea approved a resolution that declared the Black Sea peninsula an independent, sovereign state. They then filed an appeal to join the Russian Federation. 
  4. ^ "Crimea votes to join Russian Federation: 96.77% say YES". RT. Crimea was declared an independent sovereign state, the Republic of Crimea, on Monday, the autonomous Ukrainian regional parliament's website stated. The Supreme Council of Crimea unanimously voted to integrate of the region into Russia. 
  5. ^ "Putin signs order to recognize Crimea as a sovereign independent state". RT. March 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Judgment of the ICJ about the maritime dispute between Peru and Chile
  7. ^ UN Upgrades Palestinian Status Bolstering Statehood Claim
  8. ^ Judgment of the ICJ about the maritime dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia
  9. ^ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/04/20124644412359539.html
  10. ^ Hungary loses ‘Republic’ in name, and protests fill capital
  11. ^ Abbas, Mohammed and Blair, Edmund (28 February 2011). "Anti-Gaddafi Figures Say Form National Council". Reuters. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "China's area increases by 1000 km2.". Times of India. 12 January 2011. 
  13. ^ Percival, Jenny. "Underwater Volcano Creates New Island Off Tonga." The Guardian. 21 March 2009.
  14. ^ The Signs Say Somaliland, but the World Says Somalia
  15. ^ UN in Action: Reforming Somaliland's Judiciary
  16. ^ Declaration of Independence
  17. ^ Recognized by Gabon, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, and Zambia
  18. ^ http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/un/res181.htm
  19. ^ http://www.buzzle.com/articles/history-of-the-13-colonies.html
  20. ^ Beck, Roger et al.(2008). World History: Patterns of Interaction. p. 513
  21. ^ Beck, Roger et al.(2008). World History: Patterns of Interaction. p. 555
  22. ^ http://www.thirteen.org/dutchny/interactives/manhattan-island/#.UIW9crQTsxc
  23. ^ Beck, Roger et al.(2008). World History: Patterns of Interaction. p. 417
  24. ^ Christopher Columbus Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 8 June 2010.
  25. ^ http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mongol_Empire
  26. ^ Atlas of World History. Harper Collins. 2001. p. 106
  27. ^ http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/imperialism/notes/byzantinechron.html
  28. ^ http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/romehistory/tp/062410-Dominate-Imperial-Rome-Timeline-Part-II.htm