Africa after The Treaty of Versailles, c.1920

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 08 April 2024
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A map illustrating the geopolitical situation in Africa after World War I - the continent still under European colonial domination, with only a few areas having gained independence or achieved limited autonomy.

Although many African soldiers fought alongside the Europeans in the war, the Colonial Powers, including Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, and Italy, still controlled vast territories across the continent, exploiting their resources and contributing to a sense of discontent and desire for change among local populations. The Treaty of Versailles and the subsequent establishment of League of Nations mandates aimed to administer and bring self-government to the former German colonies in Africa was, in reality, marked by increased colonial exploitation.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2024, April 08). Africa after The Treaty of Versailles, c.1920. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18797/africa-after-the-treaty-of-versailles-c1920/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Africa after The Treaty of Versailles, c.1920." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 08, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18797/africa-after-the-treaty-of-versailles-c1920/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Africa after The Treaty of Versailles, c.1920." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Apr 2024. Web. 19 May 2024.

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