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@General.Knowledge 3 anos atrás
*Which other small or lesser known colonial empires are there?*
@jsonattard2179 3 anos atrás
In the same way of the New Zealand Empire, Australia controlled Papua New Guinea, from 1932-1975, and Narau, from 1927-1968. Today Australia also controls Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean. the Cocos (or Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island. All of these are part of Australia, but are given autonomy as Overseas Territories. Australia also has claims on Antartica, with the Australia Antarctic territory (AAT), but after the Antartica Treaty in 1959, this became inactive.
@NubDiePie 3 anos atrás
Liechtenstein almost bough alaska
@bot_5786 3 anos atrás
austian hungary empire u have talked about it before i think they held a small town in china after i think one of the opium wars Edit: ok so it was a small street not a town thanks for correcting me!
@aggeloskaggelos2867 3 anos atrás
Scotland founded some settlements in America before they united with England.
@isaacbobjork7053 3 anos atrás
Sweden bought Saint Barthelemy in 1784 and ruled it until 1878 when we sold it back to France. So not only for a year but for almost a century. Guadeloupe on the other hand was ruled by Sweden for only a year during the napoleonic wars.
@mrmacguff1n 3 anos atrás
"I got Mexico"--Spain "I got India"--England "I got a Rock"--Norway
@k3nz1e73 3 anos atrás
“I got colonised” - Africa
@rj5848 3 anos atrás
I got named India- America
@samsmith4242 3 anos atrás
“I got the artic Islands, and all that sweet whaling money”-Norway
@eventhorizon2339 3 anos atrás
"I got F**ked"--Japanese empire
@2good4u71 3 anos atrás
Guess who still have their "Colonies" :P
@Man_0f_Trenches 3 anos atrás
When your colony has a colony, you know your doing something right.
@Cjnw 3 anos atrás
*Merry British noises*
And when that colony gets a colony, you are a pro.
@@LarzGustafsson Correct, but tell that europeuns.
@the_changerang 3 anos atrás
Like father like son 😂
@zaikolebolsh5724 3 anos atrás
@@LarzGustafsson haha bly me quite a funny gentlemen, innit?
@waleed4017 3 anos atrás
One big empire that always goes unnoticed is the Omani empire, it held territories from modern day Pakistan all the way to modern day Mozambique and were probably the only non-European colonizers of Africa in the 20th century.
@mfaizsyahmi 3 anos atrás
Yemen, that's not fair omitting them altogether!
@waleed4017 3 anos atrás
mfaizsyahmi. Yes Yemen included, just wanted to give an indication of how vast it was from north to south 😅
@-3696 3 anos atrás
They only controled the Eastern part of modern day Yemen.
@gabrielfrost9134 2 anos atrás
Somebody should make a detailed video about it.
@Komicklepto Anos atrás
They're part of the reason Arabic is spoken in Zanzibar.
@Swuiddy0086 3 anos atrás
Fun fact: one time russia almost sold Alaska to Liechtenstein instead of america
@minjajovanovic6501 3 anos atrás
Yeah, still don't know why did they refused it
@sriyasodharmma4021 3 anos atrás
alaska je srbija
@leadharsh0616 3 anos atrás
@@minjajovanovic6501 well they probably thought that it was useless just like Russia.
@Ms-fe2bo 3 anos atrás
Yeah, I said the same thing to him in twitter
@AkshayNumberOne 3 anos atrás
I have seen the video so dont brag
@paradox7358 3 anos atrás
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: "You know, I'm somewhat of a coloniser myself"
@devataxeqed 2 anos atrás
Stolen Comment Ik comments dont have copyright
Yeah, they owned the small Caribbean island of Tobago for a short period of time.
over seas
@@theotherdashmelted And Principality of Courland and Semigalia, that was vassal of PLC (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) has some small parts of land on the territory of todays Gambia. Also, there's fun fact - on one if Kiribati islands there's a village called "Poland".
@@bartolomeuszkosciuk2006 Kiribati also has Paris, London and BANANA.
@DutchTunisian 3 anos atrás
New Sweden: Exists The Netherlands: it’s a free real estate New Netherlands: Exists The British: it’s a free real estate
@legoleviathan6411 3 anos atrás
*New Amsterdam
@Cjnw 3 anos atrás
*G E N O R M A L I S E E R D*
@Arribones 3 anos atrás
@@legoleviathan6411 wrong new Amsterdam was a city ( new York ) not a colony and new Netherlands is where about new England is
@DutchTunisian 3 anos atrás
@mfaizsyahmi 3 anos atrás
British Tea tax: _exists_ Colonists: "So you have chosen death"
@jeffsanders1609 3 anos atrás
When your colony starts colonizing Britain: *Cries* They grow up so fast!
New Zealand: I really don't like this colonizing stuff Britain: you are no son of mine!!
@jacobthompson2189 3 anos atrás
@@bakthihapuarachchi3447 when a colony makes a colony
@MadMan3498 3 anos atrás
@Laksama Hang Tuah And they had and still do have some other stuff too, also Singapore of all places briefly administered Christmas Island if I’m not mistaken.
@fluff5 3 anos atrás
Phoenicia flashbacks
@johnappleseed3428 3 anos atrás
usa also colonized
@epikurejczyk 3 anos atrás
fun fact about Courland is that in Ghana, they were protected by the native tribes against Dutch attacks. they cut off water and food supply for the aggressors resulting in Dutch retreat. and they had many more stories like that there. you could make a solid movie based on those adventures.
@dawida6788 Anos atrás
it's in Gambia not Ghana
@epikurejczyk Anos atrás
@@dawida6788 right. My mistake.
@awildcrusader5033 Anos atrás
That's very interesting
@kristoffer-2614 3 anos atrás
When it comes to St. Barthelemy there’s still some Swedish influence on the island. The flag of St. Barthelemy has the Three Crowns, representing Sweden, on their flag. A couple of streets have Swedish names and some streets are even bilingual in French and Swedish. Some places and buildings even have Swedish names; the airport is named after our previous king Gustaf III, there’s a fort named Fort Karl (probably after Charles XII) and the capital of the island is named Gustavia, also after King Gustaf. One of last islanders of Swedish descent Marius Stakelborough (a descendent of Swedish governour Bernt Robert Gustaf Stackelberg) died in june 2020. St. Barthelemy was our longest overseas procession, we had it from 1784 to 1878.
If was Tobago we only had for a year
@dementor9852 3 anos atrás
"Courland colonies in today's Ghana" It's the Gambia,not Ghana. An error I've just spotted.
@JxH 3 anos atrás
"The Gambia" to be precise. :-) !! I spotted it as well, but you beat me to it.
@dementor9852 3 anos atrás
@@JxH You as well.
@sriyasodharmma4021 3 anos atrás
@@JxH "Republic of The Gambia", to be very precise. 😁
@RandomLorence 3 anos atrás
Gambia + Ghana = Gamhana
@henris9717 3 anos atrás
2 months later and still the same
@kingkusnacht 3 anos atrás
John Sutter, was a Swiss living in the US, who at one point made some attempts to colonise California. His first settlement, Sutter's Fort, is now known as Sacramento.
@mjw907 3 anos atrás
The first settlement in Sacramento was called "New Helvetia" meaning New Switzerland.
@GeorgeVenturi 3 anos atrás
What? Colonise California LOL The first Europeans to explore the California coast were the members of a Spanish sailing expedition led by Portuguese captain Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo; they entered San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, and reached at least as far north as San Miguel Island. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of Europeans during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Spanish Empire then claimed and colonized it. In 1804 it was included in Alta California province, within the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican-American War.
@ashaler__ 2 anos atrás
@@GeorgeVenturi "What?" is exactly my question
@AlbertTheGamer-gk7sn 6 meses atrás
@@mjw907 I thought the Swiss don't establish colonial empires or invade other countries, as they are neutral.
@philipelmen6601 3 anos atrás
The Swedish owned Saint-Barthélemy for almost a century before selling it back to the french. Not less then a year.
@JohnSmith-sl2qc 3 anos atrás
@Pyxlean 3 anos atrás
He was talking about Guadeloupe not Saint-Barthélemy
Yes your right. Being born on Guadeloupe but raised on Saint-Martin we were taught about the history of our islands and who originaly owned/colonised them.
@Rollox RA the Lesser Antilles to be more exact
@thetoyyya6890 3 anos atrás
And we made mad money from making it a free trade port which made it become a large restocking hub for slave ships... It's not really something we like to talk about but we definitely played a decently sized part in the slave trade.
@boodashaka2841 3 anos atrás
New Zealand also to this day 'owns' Tokelau, Niue and the Cook Islands which are all in the "Realm of New Zealand"
@chemikillsNZ Anos atrás
Tokelau is a territory, but Niue and the Cook Islands are in "free association" with the Realm of New Zealand. The Ross dependency in Antarctica is another territory in the Realm of New Zealand
@Scriptorsilentum Anos atrás
Responsibility for them... Also, Pitcairns (UK), Penrhyn, Ross Dependency.
@Crazyindian22 Mês atrás
That not a colony
@Crazyindian22 Mês atrás
Australia and New Zealand never have a colony
@matthiascoast9680 3 anos atrás
Courlands tobago colony didn't fail ,because of natives. As Latvian from documentation we had. Netherlands who also owned part of the island took it.
@thegrasswhistle5238 2 anos atrás
I actually live in what used to be “New Sweden”. One of their settlements still exists in my home town in the form of a small log cabin and some ruins of other small buildings next to a creek. It’s called the “Lower Swedish Cabin”, but we just call it “The Swedish Cabin”. It’s one of the oldest log cabins in the United States as well. People claim they can hear ghosts and stuff at night there, so it’s considered one of the most haunted places in America. You can visit it any time, but you can only go inside on Halloween.
@alexanderlapp5048 Anos atrás
I have read that New Sweden was mainly Finnish people (Sweden ruled Finland at the time). Can you tell me your thoughts on that since you are from there?
@Zzrik Anos atrás
@@alexanderlapp5048 where did you hear that from or are you just making that stuff up?, As a person of Finland-Swedish background I'm curious to why Finnish people are so bound and determined to bash or down credit their swedish brothers whom we shared a bond with for at least 500 years. Being of both cultures i see a lot of this where Finns go out of the way and make it so Sweden didn't do shit and Finland did everything, yet without the Swedish Crown where would our nation be?. I mean for 500 years everyone identified as Swedish even the Finnish population so most likely the term "Finnish" was never used so those who colonized new Sweden where all Swedish with different ethnic backgrounds.
@alexanderlapp5048 Anos atrás
@@Zzrik, I think I read it someplace in Hancock, Michigan. Most likely at Soumi College (Finlandia University) I was not trying to bash Sweden or any Swedish people. There is a significant population of Finns in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The thing I was reading was just an informative piece about the contributions Finnish people made to the United States. There was nothing negative about Sweden.
I used to live in Mullica Hill, NJ reportedly named after Swedish settler Silas Mulicas.
@timoterava7108 Anos atrás
@@stephenandersen4625 Mullica was originally a Finnish name Mulikka.
@kingguernon 3 anos atrás
I saw the danish colonial empire in the history of the Caribbean and the history of India
@VATJON 3 anos atrás
IM norwegian
@maveo5736 3 anos atrás
I didn't see them in indian history
@vaishalijagdale6203 3 anos atrás
@@maveo5736 They had Nicobar Islands they sold those to Britain in 1884
@_pixelmation_ 3 anos atrás
*Cough* bandiaterra *Cough*
@kingguernon 3 anos atrás
@@vaishalijagdale6203 that's why Nicobar was part of British Raj
@JoaoPedro-gc8mw 3 anos atrás
I like that, you being Portuguese, you never forget Portugal when talking about colonialism like most people do.
@sohopedeco 3 anos atrás
He never misses an oportunity to talk about Portugal. Hahaha
@leadharsh0616 3 anos atrás
Everybody loves their country. I get super excited to see my country in these. Good to know the history
@naze2659 3 anos atrás
talking about colonialism and forgeting portugal is like doing lemonade with out the lemon
@adamknight5089 Anos atrás
They basically started it all
@Crazyindian22 Mês atrás
Portugal is first Colonial nations
@089roblox1 3 anos atrás
The Norwegian 'colonial' empire is also known as Norgesveldet, if anyone wanted to know a fact for today.
@gudmundls6287 3 anos atrás
@Jemalo They would have had habited colonies too, but they were under Danish and Swedish rule for so long that they couldn't.
@gulapa8920 3 anos atrás
@Jemalo cough cough!! (Greenland) cough cough!
@jeanbonnefoy1377 3 anos atrás
Another fact: the Bouvet island is now a French one...
@089roblox1 3 anos atrás
@@jeanbonnefoy1377 It still remains a part of Norway in 2020 and it probably will be a part of Norway for some time.
@HelloThere-ls7yf Anos atrás
@@089roblox1 no. I just annexed it.
@sodapop1794 3 anos atrás
Well if New Zealand tecnically had a colony then so did South Africa, when they took control over Namibia, and held on to it well passed independence
@pedromenchik1961 3 anos atrás
then so did Brazil, which controlled Uruguay
@ironcheater1012 3 anos atrás
so did Australia, which controlled papua new guinea, Nauru and possibly timor leste (but dont quote me on that on)
@nyoni_tour6677 3 anos atrás
I nearly wanted to comment on that unti I saw yours.
@sodapop1794 3 anos atrás
When Hitler suddenly wins local elections in Nambia it becomes more clear that they should have just become ZAs ninth province
@nyoni_tour6677 3 anos atrás
@@sodapop1794 lol 😂😂😂
Good video! I just wanted to point out that Sweden actually controlled St Barthelemy for close to a hundred years, from 1784-1878
@thomasmartin8917 3 anos atrás
You forgot Australia’s rule over PNG, the Solomon Islands and now most of Antartica and all of Norfolk Island.
@pingnick 3 anos atrás
USA guano etc hahaha phillipines and so on - definitely japan huge history yeah Arab colonization of Africa interesting etc
@Frahamen 3 anos atrás
Not to mention, Spain and there colonies...
@markdelahoya9763 3 anos atrás
@@pingnick what happened in the philippines?
@pingnick 3 anos atrás
@Ggdivhjkjl 3 anos atrás
The people Norfolk Island have a standing protest against the hostile Australian occupation as well as a tent embassy.
@CraftsmanOfAwsomenes 3 anos atrás
Almost goes without saying, but Siberia wasn’t uninhabited.
And is still a Russian Colony
@andrewjgrimm Anos atrás
He ought to have said “sparsely populated” instead.
@wwanca3771 Anos atrás
goes without saying read a book
@AlbertTheGamer-gk7sn 6 meses atrás
There are islands of Siberia in the Arctic Ocran that are literally uninhabited, like the infamous Tsar Bomba island in the far west where rumor states that there's a city on such island, but there are more islands off the coast of central Siberia, like the Bolshevik and the October Revolution islands, which are literally uninhabited.
@Rivan98 3 anos atrás
I think this video needs a part 2, talking about the empires of USA, Japan, Australia, Scotland, Oman and maybe China
@paulgordon6949 Anos atrás
I agree. Good call particularly with the Omani empire, and the Scottish one. Scotland tried to colonise a part of modern day Panama and it went terribly. They all died and it just about bankrupted the country. Good Times.
@simonebaruzzi156 Anos atrás
also Tuscany tried in Venezuela and failed . while Venice and Genoa had their empire in the black sea and eastern mediterranean sea .. so in another continent .
@cTc10691 3 anos atrás
Expected Scotland's attempted colonies in Central America to be here tbh!
@chrisvallyon5469 Anos atrás
The South Sea Bubble? Too soon... Too soon.... ;-)
@keizervanenerc5180 3 anos atrás
A few years back i wrote an article about the Courland/Latvian colonization attempts in the 17th century. They pretty much only tried a few times, mostly in the Gambia and on the Carabean island of Tobago. Courland had a pretty big fleet at that point in time, so commercially the colonies were somewhat of a succes for a few years. However the setler colony on Tobago was plagued with... well plagues. Europeans did not fit well into the tropical climate and harsh conditions, and the first few settlements got wiped out after a few years. I believe the 3rd try on Tobago was a bit more succesful, but that was partially due to the fact the Courish were kind of working together with a Dutch effort to colonize the island at that point. The colonial attempts of Courland seized to exist after a few decades. The nation got caught up in a massive war between Sweden and Poland, the Duke got captured and the fleet was unable to compete with larger nation in the long term. All Courish settlements were either abandoned or taken over by other colonial powers.
@jsonattard2179 3 anos atrás
In the same way of the New Zealand Empire, Australia controlled Papua New Guinea, from 1932-1975, and Narau, from 1927-1968. Today Australia also controls Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean. the Cocos (or Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island. All of these are part of Australia, but are given autonomy as Overseas Territories. Australia also has claims on Antartica, with the Australia Antarctic territory (AAT), but after the Antartica Treaty in 1959, this became inactive.
What you stated in Antarctica is incorrect all nations who claimed land at the time of the Antarctic treaty still claim that land but for research only
@K3rrJu5t1n Anos atrás
Britain: Of course! I'm doing it for research! Definitely research! Also Britain: Colony, colony, colony, colony, colony. If that's not 'research', I don't know what it is!
@seanlander9321 Anos atrás
Australia’s neighbours in Antarctica recognise its claim. So when your neighbours agree the boundary between you that’s the end of any argument about who own what.
@robinryan4429 Anos atrás
I doubt that any Antarctic claims will ever be recognised but Australia has an undoubted sub-Antarctic territory, the Heard and McDonald Islands; there is also Macquarie island, halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica, which we pretend is part of Tasmania, even having a postcode which makes it seem like a Hobart suburb.
@jackdaw1905 3 anos atrás
You could have mentioned Franz-Josef-Land für Austria (an Archipelago in the Arctic Sea discovered by Austria and now owned by Russia)
@michaelbuchinger6191 2 anos atrás
True I mean it is even named after an austrian emperor
Saint-Barthélemy was controlled by Sweden for 96 years from 1784-1878 and another cool thing was that there capital is called Gustavia named after the Swedish king Gustav III who bought them
I said this because I think he said we only had it for one year
@Ms-fe2bo 3 anos atrás
General knowledge do you have a discord account?
@britishperson6276 3 anos atrás
A way to get cash from colonies: sell them to France or Britain
@joebloggs396 Anos atrás
Or US.
@andrewlim9345 3 anos atrás
Thanks for the discussion of NZ and Samoa. NZ still had a large Samoan ethnic population and there are still close ties between the two countries. NZ also still had a dependency called Tokelau in the Pacific as well as two associated states called Cook Islands and Niue, which are independent but they look to NZ for defense and foreign policy. They also retain NZ citizenship.
@NoDrNo Anos atrás
Cook Islands are in for a shock when we show up in our tug boats equipped with our .303's to defend them....we're bringing a butter knife to a nuke fight.
@simonbii5625 3 anos atrás
9:54 The island of Saint Barthelmy was ruled by Sweden between the years 1784-1878 which is closer to 94 years, not 1 year. Their biggest city, Gustavia is even named aver the Swedish king during that period, Gustav III. The island also has several streets with Swedish names, the welcome sign when you arrive has the word "välkommen" which means welcome in English. The coat of arms even includes three crowns as a reference to their Swedish colonial rule.
@GeorgeVenturi 3 anos atrás
Cool you have a city name after your king. We named whole countries after our kings. For example Philippines for our king Phillip. And even his wife Maria de Austria got the Mariana Islands.
@ZyXxOmAn 2 anos atrás
@@GeorgeVenturi so?
@ccane978 Anos atrás
@@GeorgeVenturi you’re country got the name from the romans
@theemirofjaffa2266 3 anos atrás
"Courland colonies in Ghana" Shows a map of Gambia
@tomaszzalewski4541 3 anos atrás
@stvasile 2 anos atrás
Very nice video! It was interesting to watch! I appreciate the irony starting at 7:41 : Maria Theresa founded the Austrian Company of Trieste that tried establishing a gold mining company on the coast - the latter being in... Africa.
@ultimatestoryteller 3 anos atrás
Random European colonizer : "so our colony would be like a start-up" *Britain , France , Spain etc : "well you see , we are the big businesses then"*
@CharlesTirrell 3 anos atrás
At 3:22 you showed "Courland Colonies in Today's Ghana." I think that is a mistake and should in "The Gambia." Besides that, great video! Loved it :)
@Hixaren2 3 anos atrás
Interesting topic. Sweden rules at Barthelemy for 100 years not 1. Also what about Japan and Belgium?
@tetra4289 3 anos atrás
Yeah im surprised he didn' mention belgium
@JohnHenryEden2277 3 anos atrás
@@tetra4289 Belgium is pretty well known.
@tomaszmurzyn2928 Anos atrás
Japan is pretty well known
@manuelsilva8528 3 anos atrás
The fact that some of these nations are actually quite bigger and stronger, makes me think how Portugal stood its colonies the way it did.
@howardstern8720 Anos atrás
Portugal had a colony?
@br3menPT Anos atrás
@@howardstern8720 dozens...
@paperbagman9445 3 anos atrás
This looks like a good one
@renatoovelar7442 3 anos atrás
Ragusa was not "croatian", they considered themselves a Merchant Republic with italian ethnicity just like Venice, Genoa, Amalfi, etc. It changed owner several times during the Napoleonic Wars from being independent to France and then to Croatia inside the Austrian Empire. But the timeline you mention in the video it was an italian city (ethnically speaking) not croatian.
@simonebaruzzi156 Anos atrás
i bet that if italy took it instead of Fiume/Rjieka someone would remember it . Or at least should remind that crusaders sacked Ragusa before going to Costantinopole in the 4th crusade ..
@adamknight5089 Anos atrás
Ahh it's BRvid historians, they do their best. Dalmatian coast was for a long time ruled by Italians/Romans
@ggeronimo4412 2 meses atrás
I suggest you go look up most famous ppl from Dubrovnik and most of them will be croatians such as Marin Držić from 16th century and Ruđer Bošković
@CoverHistory 3 anos atrás
The Austrian was unexpected
@outerspace7391 3 anos atrás
He failed to mention that Austria had plans to colonize northern Borneo
@mightymagnus 3 anos atrás
Saint Barthelemy was Swedish 1784 - 1878 and it's capital is still called Gustavia after the Swedish king at the time (Guadeloupe was formally a year, although 4 years in total 1810-1814)
@gorzux2829 3 anos atrás
Chile annexed Rapa Nui (then called Easter Island/Isla de Pascua) from the kingdom that was sovereign of the island under the mistranslation of a treaty of protection which in spanish said another thing. It's a pretty interesting history the one of Rapa Nui and I would consider that it is an example of colonization by a Latinoamerican country as it is located on another continent which is Polynesia, Oceania. I recommend you reading through the history of the island and specially from their people
@a2falcone 3 anos atrás
It was already called Rapa Nui then, and it's still called Easter Island now. Both names are interchangeable. The island was treated as a colony: it was exploited for cattle herding by a private company though a concession, and the natives were Chilean nationals but not citizens (i.e. had no political rights). This changed in 1966, when the island was fully incorporated as a territory with equal legal status to the rest of Chile.
That island was a legacy of the spanish empire so it cannot be considered a colony
@gajahsumat Mês atrás
Rapa nui actually a chilian colony...
@gorzux2829 Mês atrás
Rapa Nui wasn't part of the Spanish empire, it was annexed by Chile in 1888
@evanschemenauer1356 3 anos atrás
New Zealand still has some additional colonies in Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau and a claim to Antarctica. Australia also has several colonies. The list was much longer in the early 1900's but still consists of a handful of islands and a claim to Antarctica.
@jrexx2841 3 anos atrás
Best Geopolitics/History Channel
@mybrandnewlogin 3 anos atrás
Poland was trying to set up a colonial outpost in Angola in the 1930s. I think there was even a Polish coffee plantation there. And then there was also one failed attempt of a kind-of-colonial relation with Liberia just somewhere around 1936.
@br3menPT Anos atrás
No, they wanted to buy some lands in Angola...but the portuguese government never accepted
@stankyjoe3458 3 anos atrás
I saw this in my recommended and didn’t realize it was released like 5 minutes ago
@jtinalexandria 2 anos atrás
Great video, but when you mention the main European colonial empires at the beginning, you list Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy - but you forgot Belgium, which held the Belgian Congo under King Leopold.
@wafelswafels8613 Anos atrás
No not true, that was ONLY private property of leopold 2, after 1908 when leopold had to give its colony away belgium got it. I mean that leopolds colony wasn't a belgian colony so you schould not call the congo belgian.
@br3menPT Anos atrás
@@wafelswafels8613 yeah...but was rule by the belgian king
@wafelswafels8613 Anos atrás
@@br3menPT True but that doesn't mean begium had anything to do with it. It was his private property not belgiums.
@adrielgarciauwu 3 anos atrás
Australia had colonies too. Papua New Guinea and Nauru were former colonies. PNG being the largest. Australia still owns Norfolk island, cocos (keeling) islands, Christmas Island, and a bunch of other islands. They even governed New Zealand for a bit.
@adamknight5089 Anos atrás
Yeah NZ were just another state of Australia, until we all decided they should be independent state
@FilipinoPatriott 9 meses atrás
I'm so happy someone finally recognized Courland!! Love to our Latvian brothers 🇱🇻❤🇵🇭
@Q2W345 Anos atrás
Norway in Brazil? Where did you find it?
@mightymagnus 3 anos atrás
New Sweden should be mentioned first it was much larger than Cabo Corso (Swedish Gold Coast) and built from scratch (the advisor was Peter Minuit that is famous from buying Manhattan for the Dutch)
@Germ_f 3 anos atrás
2:31 "When you think of early modern empires, your mind wwent off and think of Latvia as being a colonizer"
@tomaszzalewski4541 3 anos atrás
I honestly never imagined that latvia had colonies. It's really amazing
@AlbertTheGamer-gk7sn 6 meses atrás
@@tomaszzalewski4541 Courland could possibly declare its independence, as it is already an autonomous territory.
@comradeedwin1006 3 anos atrás
Love your videos! Keep the great work up!
@originalhistory4446 3 anos atrás
Thank you so much for doing these!
@agnivnandi419 2 anos atrás
Wow! I never knew about Austrian India, despite being Indian. I knew there had been Danish colonies in Nicobar and Serampore, but Austria!? That was unexpected!
there was also a Dutch colony in Issapore (now Ichapur) and in the nearby delta regions in Bengal... There are a few buildings there remaining as well.
@Scriptorsilentum Anos atrás
what architecture remains?
@fdumbass 3 anos atrás
+rep for recognising SMOM, I went there a few years back and was let in by a janitor driving something like a limo. Truely a homie
@kakashi9557 3 anos atrás
U forgot the empire of Oman Muscat
@snowpuff9851 3 anos atrás
Uses Indian map in thumbnail Indians: You have once again provoked our powers
@snowpuff9851 2 anos atrás
@Olivia Addison yeah i was late
@Artaios02 3 anos atrás
The Cook Islands are also a colony of New Zealand, and Nauru was shared with Australia and the UK. As Norway, they also claim a part of the Antarctica.
@mmartijn78 Anos atrás
New Zeeland + Australia = Dutch
@slamtilt01 2 anos atrás
You should check out New Zealand’s Realm countries. The Cook Island 🌴 , Niue 🇳🇺,Tokelau 🇹🇰 and the Ross Dependency in Antarctica 🇦🇶
@jaffacakenjoyer Anos atrás
@MiguelLopez-yc2rh 3 anos atrás
Doesnt USA count as a colonial empire? It has had a lot of insular territories at the pacific and at the caribean sea. What about Liberia and Panama Canal Zone?
@CountScarlioni 3 anos atrás
It was more like Russia and Austria at first, in that the USA was expansionist, but mostly concentrated on claiming contiguous westward regions and pushing against its neighbours (both Canada and Mexico were attacked during the 19th century with an aim on incorporating them into the USA). Things shifted a lot with the 1898 Spanish-American war which occurred at the height of the "New Imperialism" era. The US took over the foreign colonies of Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The same year the USA also annexed Hawaii. These new possessions transformed the US into a European style colonial empire, and one of the bigger ones at that. The Panama canal zone followed a couple of years later. It was a fairly benign deal by the standards of the time although hypocritical considering the US denied France and Britain the right to their own Suez Canal Zone in Egypt 50 years later.
@MiguelLopez-yc2rh 3 anos atrás
@@CountScarlioni Dont forget their history with Liberia and the attempted annexation of Santo Domingo.
@kenaikuskokwim9694 3 anos atrás
Few of us would complain if the Puerto Ricans left, but they won't.
@DJMattEmpathy 3 anos atrás
Aren't you forgetting the Darien Expedition by Scotland? It was that that led to the Union and the formation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
@Marcus-rs6fr 3 anos atrás
3:23 mistake, you probably meant Gambia, not Ghana
@jonathanr. 3 anos atrás
Another mistake - Polish flag is upside down, shown this way becomes Indonesia's flag.
@jonathanr. 3 anos atrás
@⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ He's talking about Poland and Polish-Lituanian Commonwealth so it is incorrect no matter what.
@sebastianfandino7553 3 anos atrás
There was also a short-lived colony of Scotland in Panama. (Darien scheme)
@Sofus. 3 anos atrás
The ex-Danish colonial buildings in India have just been renovated (reconstructed). An inn, university, church and a fort
@leadharsh0616 3 anos atrás
Oh I didn't noticed in the news. Maybe it's not so popular in north. The news is full of farmers nowadays
@Vilgotczky Anos atrás
9:57 Incorrect, St. Barths were the longest Swedish colony and existed between 1784-1878 and Guadeloupe were just for one year 1813-1814.
@ernstwalter6518 3 anos atrás
Is it GuP orchestra I hear in the background!?
@Rivan98 3 anos atrás
Gracias por el video, esto era justo lo que estaba buscando. Like 👍
@mikkelcoollinan9285 3 anos atrás
Yes! Nice video, what about the flag video? Any danish colonies?
@DomenBremecXCVI 3 anos atrás
Belgium colonising Congo: Not big enough to be a colonial power, too big to be in the lesser-known section.
@sohopedeco 3 anos atrás
Same with the US with the Philipines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc, and Japan with Korea and Formosa.
@General.Knowledge 3 anos atrás
I literally thought this when making the list. I was going to include Belgium because it's a small empire but then I thought - no, everyone knows about it already!
@diarllugaliu1943 3 anos atrás
@@General.Knowledge but what about USA Colonies?
@beauchum 2 anos atrás
If Russia was a land based expansion of Empire then you could say the same about the United States of America expanding west like Russia expanded east. Also if Russia is a colonial empire then so is China except they did it much earlier in areas that were not as sparsely populated as Siberia, for the most part.
@GuglielmusTheGreat 2 anos atrás
@@diarllugaliu1943 the USA does have colonies but it isn’t an empire.
@kimbonzky 3 anos atrás
Greenland, parts of Scorland, the Faroe Islands, Isle of Man and parts of Sweden used to be controlled by Norway before the colonial era
@mightymagnus 3 anos atrás
Not sure if that factory in India can be called a colony, there was also a factory in Canton by the Swedish East India Company (Ostindiska kompaniet with HQ in Gothenburg, building still standing and is history museum) a fun thing is that the Swedish flag can be seen in contemporary paintings of Canton:
@aldrintoscano Anos atrás
5:05 The Ragusan Colony in India was in the village of São Braz (now called Gandaulim), in Goa. My family's native village is near to that place.
@nurdle 3 anos atrás
imagine if Malta was a super power and fought in the world wars with it's own colonies as it's allies...
@riowarner0617 3 anos atrás
Too much pastizzi
@riowarner0617 3 anos atrás
You guys did well in 1564 btw
@nurdle 3 anos atrás
@@riowarner0617 what? Canada didn't exist then...
@riowarner0617 3 anos atrás
@@nurdle cos if you're Maltese 156r defeated the ottomans
@thefarmking9924 Anos atrás
YES (i live in malta)
@davidmcsorley9263 Anos atrás
No mention of the US colonies - Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, Panama Canal Zone, Hawaii?
@ognjenstanic2210 3 anos atrás
Awsome i love history but i didnt know anything about these colonial empires. Thank you
@General.Knowledge 3 anos atrás
You're welcome! :)
@AaronCookeEngines 10 meses atrás
You have made me realise that I thought I knew more than I did about colonialism, thanks for making this video. Great quality too!
@sandrocorruption2599 3 anos atrás
how about you make a video about the diplomatic relations between Portugal and other countries?
@Komnenos83 3 anos atrás
What about the Arab, Turkic or Phonician Colonies?
@Okami1313 Anos atrás
If New Zealand counts you have to count Japan who gained Pacific islands off of Germany as well. Not to mention their colonization of Okinawa, Hokkaido, Taiwan, and Korea amongst others
I have a question, Republic of venice led regions of Italy: Vento, Friuli-venezia Julia, And they owned Croatia, Slovenia, Some of greek islands, And also ruled south part of crimea but it's a repubic, So doest it count as "Colonial" Empire?
@aidandelgass4701 3 anos atrás
In the Courland Colonial Emprire section it shows a map of The Gambia but labels it “Ghana”
Hey man nice video, my ancestors are danish colonizers that went to at at croix, nice to know more facts about the empire haha
@alexgrabienski4185 3 anos atrás
Maybe the danish and norwegian wikings could be mentioned for their settlements and colonies in Britain, Greenland and North America, and don't forget, they populated Iceland and the Faroese Islands. Also the swedish wikings, who where primary active in East Europe, founded several trading posts in the Ukraine, Russia and Turkey (they had trading posts in Constantinople) and their settlers in Ukraine and Russia created the Kingdom of Nowgorod.
@MrFeldo 3 anos atrás
Since you mention New Zeeland. What is about south africa? The country of Namibia was seen as a colony under South Africa.
@emanuelfigueroa5657 8 meses atrás
To be fair, the Danish Colonial Empire still exists. Also some non-european countries (other than Japan) got one, like Oman and Muscat (East African Coast, India, some dispersed Islands), the Ottoman Empire (Parts of Indonesia, Upper Nile, Libya, Crimea, etc..), several Malay states in the Sundanesia Islands, Morrocco and some adventures in Sub-Saharian Africa.
@jeffbland375 3 anos atrás
Does Scotland have a honorary mention
@clunston 3 anos atrás
I think you should know New Zealand actually was very into colonialism. Policy makers had ambitions for New Zealand to be the ‘Britain of the south seas’ in a cultural aswell as colonial sense. New Zealand to this day administers cook islands, Nuie and Tokelau with Samoa gaining independence in the 60’s. Not to mention New Zealand’s conquest of Maori held lands in the New Zealand Wars. New Zealand was not only involved with pacific colonialism, it was quite prolific especially for its small size.
@adamknight5089 Anos atrás
Yeah but these days they don't even have their own navy or air force, relying on Australia
@clunston Anos atrás
@@adamknight5089 new zealand has both of those things
@adamknight5089 Anos atrás
@@clunston Patrol boats and trainer aircraft don't count.
@irispark1381 Anos atrás
I would also like to point out that Japan did a LOT of colonialism. I was a little confused when you said new Zealand was the only non European on the list. Or did you exclude it because it was too obvious?
I love these type of videos. The Norwegian way of colonisation is interesting, no human beings to rule, only animals (maybe)
@shivPrakashPal108 3 anos atrás
Is there a east China company
@9090poll 3 anos atrás
I would love to see a video going over the very long and strange history of the knights hospitalier pleaseee take the time to make one because they have a very lomg history and after seeing recent videos seeing what theyve became now and im curious so pleasee make this happen for me p.s. i love your videos!
@edwinlomax6342 3 anos atrás
New Zealand invaded SaMOA in 1914, it also has dependencies in the Coolk Islands, Nuie, and Tokelau Islands as well as parts of Antarctica, Sott Base.
@gustavn654 3 anos atrás
sweden had Saint Barthélemy for almost 100 years, 94 to be exact
@Peripepp Anos atrás
Little trivia: Austria-Hungary was also offered a colony in North Borneo, which now formed Sabah and which was part of Brunei, but AH refused.
Great video as always!
@lordsacrifice 3 anos atrás
fun fact: austria-hungary had a small neighborhood in china, brunei and a small part of malaysia
@MadMan3498 3 anos atrás
Belgium, Australia, America, Ottoman, Japan, China (I believe they briefly controlled Sri Lanka), Oman, Scotland, Ireland (technically Scotland it’s self was an Irish colony), Chile (Easter Island), Brazil (probably one of the only examples of reverse colonization), and depending on your roughest definition of a colony, Canada has a handful of overseas military bases including a joint one in the United States.
what do you mean by reverse colonization?
@MadMan3498 3 anos atrás
@@maximilianolimamoreira5002 For a time Brazil actually controlled Portugal and all of it’s colonial holdings when the Portuguese Royal family moved to Rio.
@capcompass9298 3 anos atrás
Colony - originally a settlement of retired Roman soldiers.
@braveshart1314 Anos atrás
Scotland wasn't an Irish colony
Chile no