The following dates will help you "date your globe" and determine how old it might be. If yes, globe was made 1946-1961 o Gold Coast became Ghana in 1957. If so, globe was made after 1970 o Is Vietnam shown as one nation (not North & South)? o 1984 - Upper Volta changes name to Burkina Faso o 1991 - Soviet Union dissolves into 15 new countries1817 - New Holland becomes Australia 1819 - Florida ceded by Spain to US 1831-33 - discovery of Endrby's Land in antarctic 1846 - Van Dieman's Land becomes Tasmania (so.
These dates were compiled from Internet and book sources by Kate Register of Rice, Virginia. of Australia) 1856 - Burton and Speke discover Lake Tanganyika 1857 - John Speke discovers Lake Victoria 1867 - Alaska sold by Russia to US 1868 - Austro-Hungarian Empire established 1869 - Suez Canal complete 1878 - Serbia, Montenegro and Romania independent 1878 - Cyprus became British 1885 - Congo Free State (Congo State); Britain established Bechuanaland Protectorate in what is now Botswana. African states 1902 - Cuba independence 1903 - Panama independence 1905 - End of the Swedish-Norwegian Union (Norway independent); Sakhalin Island divided between Japan and Russia; Alberta and Saskatchewan become provinces in Canada 1907 - Eastern Oklahoma was called Indian Territory until 1907. 1918 - 1940 - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania were independent.
Some of the interim blue lables had neither the "Union Made" nor "Made in Japan" markings on them.
When supplies ran out, these labels were replaced with a new batch that were printed "Made in Japan" in the lower right corner.
1932-45 - Japan seizes Manchuria; renamed Manchuokuo 1933 - Nazis come to power in Germany 1934 - Italian East Africa merged Somaliland, Eritrea and Ethiopia 1936-41 - Ethiopia occupied by Italy, renamed Italian East Africa 1935 - Persia becomes Iran 1937 - Burma separates from India 1937-45 Japan invasion of China 1938 - Germany annexes Austria 1938 - Bolivia loses Gran Chaco to Paraguay 1939-45 - World War II 1939 - Bohemia (currently Czech Republic) occupied by Germany; Slovakia independent 1939 - France returns Hatay to Turkey1940 - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania are annexed by Soviet Union 1941 - Slovenia divided between Italy and Germany; Croatia independent 1942 - Ecuador loses Oriente to Peru 1944 - Lebanon independent 1946 - Philippines independent from United States 1947 - India independent; East and West Pakistan created 1948 - Israel created (before 1948, maps say "Palestine"); Republic of Ireland independent. 1949 - Newfoundland and Labrador join Canada.1953 - Korea divided into North and South; Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland In 1953 the two parts of Rhodesia were reunited, and combined with Nyasaland, modern day Malawi in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and after its dissolution in 1963 the whites demanded independence from Southern Rhodesia (Rhodesia from 1964).1956 - Morocco, Tunisia independent.
Major break-up of colonial Africa: French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, Belgian Congo, and other territories end, creating over 15 independent countries, including Niger, Chad, Somalia, Congo, Nigeria.
Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form new country: Tanzania 1965 - Southern Rhodesia independent (later became Zimbabwe in 1979 or 1980).
Kosovo may also gain independence from Serbia in the future.
The whites demanded independence from Southern Rhodesia (Rhodesia from 1964).1964 - Malawi and Zambia independent from UK; Zambia was Northern Rhodesia. Guyana independent 1967 - French Somaliland changes to Afars & Issas (Fr.) 1968 - Equatorial Guinea independence.
1963 the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolves. Singapore independence 1966 - Botswana, Gambia, and Lesotho independent. Bangladesh independence 1972 - Ceylon changes to Sri Lanka 1973 - Bahamas independence 1974 - Guinea-Bissau independence. 1975 - Angola (formally Portuguese West Africa) and Mozambique independent.
1958-61 - Egypt and Syria united as United Arab Republic1960 - French West Africa divides into independent countries and ceases to exist; Congo and Somalia independent. 1961 - Sierra Leone, Tanzania (Tanganyika) independent.