Unknown Colonial Empires

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General Knowledge
General Knowledge 2 anos atrás
*Which other small or lesser known colonial empires are there?*
☭ CheezBoyz ☭
☭ CheezBoyz ☭ 2 dias atrás
"courland colonies in today's ghana" Me:💀
Lynner175🇩🇴 Mês atrás
Belgian Colonial Empire (Belgium, DRC)
Will Munda
Will Munda Mês atrás
The period of American colonialization of the Philippines was 48 years. It began with the cession of the Philippines to the U.S. by Spain in 1898 and lasted until the U.S. recognition of Philippine independence in 1946.
Alexander Sergio Evaso
Brazil was a very short-lived empire, having tried holding Uruguay as a state. Uruguay commemorates independence from Brazil, and not from Spain or Portugal.
Seancoolgaming2.0 2 meses atrás
The USA with Iceland
Mr MacGuffin
Mr MacGuffin 2 anos atrás
"I got Mexico"--Spain "I got India"--England "I got a Rock"--Norway
A-120 Mês atrás
@Disco Saturn Can Still Make Anthems and Others I owned half of Europe and lost 2 world wars-nzi germany
Disco Saturn Can Still Make Anthems and Others
"We the Allies have won World War One. I got the Philippines." - the United States "I got Micronesia." - Japan "I got Iraq." - the British Empire
The Numidian Man
The Numidian Man 2 meses atrás
@Awfulity Algeria defeated France for centuries, even though they were 3 million and divided and France almost 40 million. The state of Algiers and the region of Kabylie, which did not have even half a million of population, defeated France and many European powers for centuries. Yet after many wars in Algeria with the French colonialists, Algeria still kicked the butt of France and its settlers that they still resent today.
Idir Agnaou
Idir Agnaou 2 meses atrás
Oliver Britton
Oliver Britton 3 meses atrás
I joined Indonesia in 1975 but left in 2002- East Timor/Timor-Leste
Man 0f Trenches
Man 0f Trenches 2 anos atrás
When your colony has a colony, you know your doing something right.
David Bonilla
David Bonilla 18 dias atrás
@neddy laddy your denial of the truth to make yourself feel better is quite sad. Acknowledging the truth is good for you. Go learn something. Ask yourself who would want their land stolen?
Waleed 2 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.
Lauro Andrea
Lauro Andrea 2 meses atrás
Or Angkor or the Mughals and their ancestor, the Mongols or the Meiji Japanese or Indian Kingdoms. We can go on and on and on how the only thing that matters to so called BRvid historians were the short European experiments where countries can barely hang on to their borders for a hundred years.
Mirror Brain
Mirror Brain 2 meses atrás
​@K3rr Ju5t1nthose weren't colonial empires so what's your point
Carloshache 2 meses atrás
The Empire of Ethiopia was definitely had a huge imperial expansion during the "scramble for Africa" conquering the Oromos and the Somalis and many other ethnic groups so it can definitely be counted as having taking part in African colonization, during Emperor Meneliks expansion (1878-1904). So it was another non-European colonizer in Africa. Also the Khedivate of Egypt did expand during the 19th century and conquered modern Sudan and South Sudan.
Stoic Historian
Stoic Historian 3 meses atrás
@Gabriel frost *cough cough*
G. 3 meses atrás
@Jirachi- Wish Maker gwadar????
MysticSquiddy 2 anos atrás
Fun fact: one time russia almost sold Alaska to Liechtenstein instead of america
SzwedzkiKarp 2 meses atrás
L bozo
jaffa cake
jaffa cake 7 meses atrás
@Śrī Yaśodharmma Serbia is Liechtenstein
spicymelon0 8 meses atrás
@Śrī Yaśodharmma no
MaliciousAcquiescence 8 meses atrás
@Minja Jovanovic because it would just be taken away by a stronger power in like 7 minutes.
Paradox 2 anos atrás
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: "You know, I'm somewhat of a coloniser myself"
Ousarlxs Fjsbvbg
Ousarlxs Fjsbvbg 2 meses atrás
@Keith Stevens The definition of colonization varies depending on who you ask. It’s most basic definition is just conquering a new area and therefore any country that has expanded its territory can be said to have participated in colonization. But if we’re talking about the sort of settler colonialism practiced by European nations where it was not just necessary to conquer a new area but to send settlers to establish control over it then no, that cannot be said for every nation that has conquered new territory. In any case, however, Poland can be said to have participated in colonization.
Keith Stevens
Keith Stevens 2 meses atrás
@Ousarlxs Fjsbvbg So by your definition everyone in the world colonized someone else at one time, since colonization is now when ever someone expands their own territory.
Huzarion 2 meses atrás
Nope , Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth never was involved in colonization , that was local initiative , king did not cared about that .
Jeff Sanders
Jeff Sanders 2 anos atrás
When your colony starts colonizing Britain: *Cries* They grow up so fast!
K3rr Ju5t1n
K3rr Ju5t1n 6 meses atrás
America: establishes colonies Britain: *cries* He grew up so fast! America: Oh, and you're no longer in charge, I am Britain: YOU LITTLE FU-
EU productions™
EU productions™ Anos atrás
FallenAngel 2 anos atrás
@Bakthi Hapuarachchi NZ: MUM! DADS BEIN WEIRD AGAIN!!
yorgunsamuray 2 anos atrás
Seems like a scene of Hetalia.
John Appleseed
John Appleseed 2 anos atrás
Benjamin Franklin yeah ik,just wanted to add
Smikkel poep
Smikkel poep 2 anos atrás
New Sweden: Exists The Netherlands: it’s a free real estate New Netherlands: Exists The British: it’s a free real estate
Giovanno Sinarwan 钟傅
@DJMattEmpathy yaps, Run Island
Smikkel poep
Smikkel poep 6 meses atrás
@K3rr Ju5t1n true
K3rr Ju5t1n
K3rr Ju5t1n 6 meses atrás
Crippled Europe and South East/South Asia during post-WW2: exists U.S. of A: It's free real estate
HiHelloHi 8 meses atrás
New Britain (York): Exists USA: It’s free real estate
EU productions™
EU productions™ Anos atrás
Antarctica: *exists* The British: It's real free estate
Epikurejczyk 2 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.
a wild crusader
a wild crusader 2 meses atrás
That's very interesting
Epikurejczyk 3 meses atrás
@Dawid A right. My mistake.
Dawid A
Dawid A 3 meses atrás
it's in Gambia not Ghana
Kristoffer -
Kristoffer - 2 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.
Elias Bengtsson
Elias Bengtsson 2 meses atrás
If was Tobago we only had for a year
Philip Elmén
Philip Elmén 2 anos atrás
The Swedish owned Saint-Barthélemy for almost a century before selling it back to the french. Not less then a year.
Jay Walch
Jay Walch 2 meses atrás
Thank you! Absolutely correct.
Joel Skjutar
Joel Skjutar 2 anos atrás
@idk what i am doing He probably meant Guadeloupe but that is not what is said. I had to re-listen several times to make sure.
the toyyya
the toyyya 2 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.
Rollox RA the Lesser Antilles to be more exact
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.
João Pedro
João Pedro 2 anos atrás
I like that, you being Portuguese, you never forget Portugal when talking about colonialism like most people do.
Adam Knight
Adam Knight Mês atrás
They basically started it all
NaZe 2 anos atrás
talking about colonialism and forgeting portugal is like doing lemonade with out the lemon
LeadHarsh06 2 anos atrás
Everybody loves their country. I get super excited to see my country in these. Good to know the history
Pedro Figueira
Pedro Figueira 2 anos atrás
He never misses an oportunity to talk about Portugal. Hahaha
Dementor 2 anos atrás
"Courland colonies in today's Ghana" It's the Gambia,not Ghana. An error I've just spotted.
Henri S
Henri S 2 anos atrás
2 months later and still the same
Random Lorence
Random Lorence 2 anos atrás
Gambia + Ghana = Gamhana
Śrī Yaśodharmma
Śrī Yaśodharmma 2 anos atrás
@J H "Republic of The Gambia", to be very precise. 😁
J H 2 anos atrás
"The Gambia" to be precise. :-) !! I spotted it as well, but you beat me to it.
BOODA SHAKA 2 anos atrás
New Zealand also to this day 'owns' Tokelau, Niue and the Cook Islands which are all in the "Realm of New Zealand"
scriptorsilentum 2 meses atrás
Responsibility for them... Also, Pitcairns (UK), Penrhyn, Ross Dependency.
Benjamin 2 meses 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
TheGrassWhistle 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.
Timo Terävä
Timo Terävä 2 meses atrás
@Stephen Andersen Mullica was originally a Finnish name Mulikka.
Stephen Andersen
Stephen Andersen 2 meses atrás
I used to live in Mullica Hill, NJ reportedly named after Swedish settler Silas Mulicas.
Alexander Lapp
Alexander Lapp 2 meses 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.
Zzrik 2 meses atrás
@Alexander Lapp 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.
kingkusnacht 2 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.
Tlontb, the Mothe
Tlontb, the Mothe 2 anos atrás
@George Prince "What?" is exactly my question
George Prince
George Prince 2 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.
Maxwell Weaver
Maxwell Weaver 2 anos atrás
The first settlement in Sacramento was called "New Helvetia" meaning New Switzerland.
089roblox1 2 anos atrás
The Norwegian 'colonial' empire is also known as Norgesveldet, if anyone wanted to know a fact for today.
Hello There
Hello There 8 meses atrás
@089roblox1 no. I just annexed it.
089roblox1 2 anos atrás
@Jean Bonnefoy It still remains a part of Norway in 2020 and it probably will be a part of Norway for some time.
Jean Bonnefoy
Jean Bonnefoy 2 anos atrás
Another fact: the Bouvet island is now a French one...
GulApa 2 anos atrás
Jemalo cough cough!! (Greenland) cough cough!
Gudmund L. Staupe
Gudmund L. Staupe 2 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.
Gorzux 2 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
Arcueid Brunestud
Arcueid Brunestud 3 meses atrás
That island was a legacy of the spanish empire so it cannot be considered a colony
Andrés Falcone
Andrés Falcone 2 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.
IndigoRage 2 anos atrás
Almost goes without saying, but Siberia wasn’t uninhabited.
wwanca 3 meses atrás
goes without saying read a book
Andrew Grimm
Andrew Grimm 6 meses atrás
He ought to have said “sparsely populated” instead.
The Crazy Sunflower
The Crazy Sunflower 2 anos atrás
Good video! I just wanted to point out that Sweden actually controlled St Barthelemy for close to a hundred years, from 1784-1878
Thomas Martin
Thomas Martin 2 anos atrás
You forgot Australia’s rule over PNG, the Solomon Islands and now most of Antartica and all of Norfolk Island.
Adam Knight
Adam Knight Mês atrás
@Ggdivhjkjl Funny coz Norfolk Island is actually corporation of Australia's HQ
scriptorsilentum 2 meses atrás
cocos id, christmas (keeling) id., tasmania, westralia (i know these last two are aussie states but you should listen to what a lot of people there say 😶😶).
trying my best
trying my best 2 meses atrás
@Farahen Den the Spanish empire is NOT unknown
SalamanderXRS 3 meses atrás
@All K They own like 1/3 of it
Guglielmus the great
@Farahen Den everyone knows about the Spanish colonial empire.
Matthias Coast
Matthias Coast 2 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.
ChipCC 2 anos atrás
Expected Scotland's attempted colonies in Central America to be here tbh!
Chris Vallyon
Chris Vallyon 8 meses atrás
The South Sea Bubble? Too soon... Too soon.... ;-)
Simon B II
Simon B II 2 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.
Matteo Canevari
Matteo Canevari Anos atrás
@George Prince you’re country got the name from the romans
ZyX Anos atrás
@George Prince so?
George Prince
George Prince 2 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.
British person
British person 2 anos atrás
A way to get cash from colonies: sell them to France or Britain
Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs 3 meses atrás
Or US.
CoverHistory 2 anos atrás
The Austrian was unexpected
Outer Space
Outer Space 2 anos atrás
He failed to mention that Austria had plans to colonize northern Borneo
_ 2 anos atrás
Você se esqueceu das colonias escocesas, mas foi um excelente vídeo mesmo assim :)
mightymagnus 2 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)
Jack Daw
Jack Daw 2 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)
Michael Buchinger
Michael Buchinger 2 anos atrás
True I mean it is even named after an austrian emperor
Keizer Van Enerc
Keizer Van Enerc 2 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.
Saibal Sandhir
Saibal Sandhir 2 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"*
SodaPop 2 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
schrire39 2 meses atrás
@SodaPop South Africa already has nine provinces.
Hello There
Hello There 8 meses atrás
Then Russia had siberia as a cölni.
Hello There
Hello There 8 meses atrás
The Definition of a colony is a piece of Land which is not Connected to the motherland.
Ezra Anos atrás
also Oman, with colonies in modern-day Pakistan, Mozambique, and Tanzania
Rosie Fay
Rosie Fay 2 anos atrás
And also Morocco and Mauretania with Western Sahara after Spain pulled out.
Evan Schemenauer
Evan Schemenauer 2 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.
Iván Arturo
Iván Arturo 2 anos atrás
I think this video needs a part 2, talking about the empires of USA, Japan, Australia, Scotland, Oman and maybe China
simone baruzzi
simone baruzzi 2 meses 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 .
Paulie G
Paulie G 2 meses 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.
I saw the danish colonial empire in the history of the Caribbean and the history of India
Kurt.Dk-55 2 meses atrás
@Existence The best known Danish colony / tradepost in India was Tranquebar ( in Tamil Nadu ). And is the "Srirampore" you mention also called Serampore? Or is that two seperate places? Serampore was known as Frederiksnagore in Denmark during colonial times.
Existence 7 meses atrás
@maveo also srirampore and trivancore was Danish colony in India. Also had a trade post in balasore. Srirampore is close to me, and still there is a Danish tavern, danish church and Danish governor's house.
Divijj World of Facts (DWF)
I also saw them in indian history
@Vaishali Jagdale that's why Nicobar was part of British Raj
Pixelmation 2 anos atrás
*Cough* bandiaterra *Cough*
mightymagnus 2 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)
Agniv Nandi
Agniv Nandi 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!
scriptorsilentum 2 meses atrás
what architecture remains?
Ritobhash Bhattacharya
Ritobhash Bhattacharya 8 meses atrás
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.
Paul Kamau
Paul Kamau Anos atrás
You should check out New Zealand’s Realm countries. The Cook Island 🌴 , Niue 🇳🇺,Tokelau 🇹🇰 and the Ross Dependency in Antarctica 🇦🇶
jaffa cake
jaffa cake 7 meses atrás
DJMattEmpathy 2 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.
Andrew Lim
Andrew Lim 2 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 2 meses 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.
Adriel Garcia
Adriel Garcia 2 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.
Adam Knight
Adam Knight Mês atrás
Yeah NZ were just another state of Australia, until we all decided they should be independent state
mightymagnus 2 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:
Sebastián Fandiño
Sebastián Fandiño 2 anos atrás
There was also a short-lived colony of Scotland in Panama. (Darien scheme)
Charles Tirrell
Charles Tirrell 2 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 :)
S V Anos atrás
I had no idea Nicobar islands had such rich history😳
Kuro Azrem
Kuro Azrem 8 meses atrás
Imagine a Swedish Empire in Africa or a Danish India.
GracefulCubix 2 anos atrás
Yep I specifically told my Social teacher that the Danish had colonies in India and she said that there are actual forts in the Andaman and Nicobar islands of Danish origin.
stvasile 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.
sacrifice 2 anos atrás
fun fact: austria-hungary had a small neighborhood in china, brunei and a small part of malaysia
Renato Ovelar
Renato Ovelar 2 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.
Adam Knight
Adam Knight Mês atrás
Ahh it's BRvid historians, they do their best. Dalmatian coast was for a long time ruled by Italians/Romans
simone baruzzi
simone baruzzi 2 meses 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 ..
Malte Liski Bergwall
Malte Liski Bergwall 2 anos atrás
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
Malte Liski Bergwall
Malte Liski Bergwall 2 anos atrás
I said this because I think he said we only had it for one year
Blair Colquhoun
Blair Colquhoun 2 anos atrás
A viceo on The Scottish Company Tradin in the IIndies and the Americas would be nice,Especially the disastrous Darien Expedition.
The Emir of Jaffa
The Emir of Jaffa 2 anos atrás
"Courland colonies in Ghana" Shows a map of Gambia
tomasz zalewski
tomasz zalewski 2 anos atrás
Giuseppe Mongiardini
Giuseppe Mongiardini 2 anos atrás
I love these type of videos. The Norwegian way of colonisation is interesting, no human beings to rule, only animals (maybe)
Justin H
Justin H 2 anos atrás
It's pretty cool the part of my heritage from my grandpa is Latvian 🇱🇻, but specifically Courland. Where his last name is part the the "Curonian Kings". History and famil history is quite interesting
Tomasz Murzyn
Tomasz Murzyn 3 meses atrás
Czy wy nadal mówicie tam po niemiecku?
Kurt Olsson
Kurt Olsson 2 anos atrás
Interesting topic. Sweden rules at Barthelemy for 100 years not 1. Also what about Japan and Belgium?
Tomasz Murzyn
Tomasz Murzyn 3 meses atrás
Japan is pretty well known
John Henry Eden
John Henry Eden 2 anos atrás
@tetra Belgium is pretty well known.
tetra 2 anos atrás
Yeah im surprised he didn' mention belgium
SanExpreso Anos atrás
I miss the Scottish colony in Panama, specifically in the Darien in the 1690s
Ahora ya
Ahora ya Anos atrás
You can add the less known colonies from traditional Empires. Spain had colonies in Taiwan and Canada, for example, and there are still today Spanish forts and names. Carolinas, Marianas, Guam (now the largest American naval base in Asia), Oran in Algeria, Ifni in Southern Morocco...
Edwin Lomax
Edwin Lomax 2 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.
Philip Gregory
Philip Gregory 3 meses atrás
I bet most of us already knew that the danish had iceland(full of green) and greenland(full of ice)
Vlady Lou
Vlady Lou 9 meses atrás
Hats off to Thailand, Japan and Korea.
Tomasz Murzyn
Tomasz Murzyn 3 meses atrás
Unspeakable 9 meses atrás
Liberia and tonga too
lamskc 2 anos atrás
“And finally New Zealand” Me: ‘Sad Polish noises.’
Comrade Edwin
Comrade Edwin 2 anos atrás
Love your videos! Keep the great work up!
nurdle 2 anos atrás
imagine if Malta was a super power and fought in the world wars with it's own colonies as it's allies...
The farm king
The farm king 6 meses atrás
YES (i live in malta)
riowarner 06
riowarner 06 2 anos atrás
@nurdle cos if you're Maltese 156r defeated the ottomans
nurdle 2 anos atrás
@riowarner 06 what? Canada didn't exist then...
riowarner 06
riowarner 06 2 anos atrás
You guys did well in 1564 btw
riowarner 06
riowarner 06 2 anos atrás
Too much pastizzi
David Jennings
David Jennings 2 anos atrás
Australia was the same as New Zealand, administering Papua Niugini up until the 70s, as well as Norfolk & Lord Howe Islands in the east Christmas & The Cocos Islands in the west and McDonald, heard & Macquarie islands in the south as well as large parts of Antarctica. The Cocos Islands in particular are an interesting case.
Anthony 6 meses atrás
I used to go to Fort Ross a lot as a kid for field trips, I never realized it was the only Russian outpost in America south of Alaska
Singularity 2 anos atrás
2:31 "When you think of early modern empires, your mind wwent off and think of Latvia as being a colonizer"
tomasz zalewski
tomasz zalewski 2 anos atrás
I honestly never imagined that latvia had colonies. It's really amazing
Andreas Tjøm
Andreas Tjøm 2 anos atrás
The fact that Norway actually colonized iceland greenland and the faroe islands, but Denmark formed a union over us, so they get the credit..
Fdumbass 2 anos atrás
@Nielsen N Tar det at du ikke ønsker å fortsette diskusjonen. Takk for praten allikevel, er mulig jeg tar feil men det var morsomt å leke nasjonalist en stund. Pluss, du gav meg endelig en god grunn til å lese meg opp om både dansk og norsk historie igjen. Vi er begge fra land som har mye å være stolt av, inkludert det at vi kan snakke om historie på våre egne språk om nasjonene vi tilhører uten at det blir for seriøst.
Fdumbass 2 anos atrás
​@Nielsen N Britene kjempet ikke med Norge i det stadiet av invasjonen, de kjempet bare imot Tyskland. Norge ble kun fortalt om Operation Wilfred på den åttende april, så det at den begynte på den tredje er irrelevant, det var kun noe britene gjorde for å hindre tyskerene. Håper det går fint for deg å bli sitert Wikipedia: "The Norwegian government issued a strong protest and demanded their (the UK's) immediate removal, but the German fleet was already advancing up their coasts. Then, events moved so quickly that the issue of the minefields became largely irrelevant." Du klagde også på at danskene ikke hadde moderne våpen, men vi sank jo Blucher med drittvåpen selv jo: "The retired torpedoes the officer was aiming at the cruiser were 40-year-old Whitehead torpedo weapons of Austro-Hungarian manufacture. These torpedoes had been practice-launched well over 200 times before, but no one was certain if they would function or not." Og når det kommer til Napoleonskrigene, så har vi denne lange setningen: "At Tilsit, Napoleon and Alexander had agreed that Russia should force Sweden to join the Continental System, which led to a Russian invasion of Finland in February 1808, followed by a Danish declaration of war in March. Napoleon also sent an auxiliary corps, consisting of troops from France, Spain and the Netherlands, led by Marshal Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, to Denmark to participate in the invasion of Sweden. But British naval superiority prevented the armies from crossing the Øresund strait, and the war came mainly to be fought along the Swedish-Norwegian border." Jeg vet heller ikke hvor du har det fra at Danmark sloss mot Russland. Når skjedde det? Virkelig, jeg har prøvd mitt beste å finne det. Og hvis dette bare handler om å skryte av landet sitt, så må jeg nevne beleiringen av Fredriksten festning. En av mine forfedre bygde festningen, og mindre enn 2 000 nordmenn vant over den svenske hær på 35 000. Det er vel imponerende nok. Jeg må innrømme at jeg ikke kan mye om den dansk-prøyssiske krigen, men jeg kan tro på at det er noe dansker er stolte over. Jeg kan sikkert lese om det i morgen, men nå må jeg legge meg
Nielsen N
Nielsen N 2 anos atrás
@Fdumbass Operation Wilfred var allerede iværksat den 3. april og den Britiske og Franske regering havde lovet Norge støtte i tilfælde af Tysk invasion, hvilket de ikke havde til Danmark, det er det som er hele pointen. Den Britiske flåde kæmpede med Norge fra den første dag: “The First Battle of Narvik took place between the Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine on 9 April.[14] The German force took Narvik and landed the 2,000 mountain infantry, but a British naval counter-attack by the modernised battleship HMS Warspite and a flotilla of destroyers over several days succeeded in sinking all ten German destroyers once they ran out of fuel and ammunition”. Da Danmark kæmpede mod Tyskland + Rusland og Sverige under Napoleons krigene var det ved den Dansk Tyske grænse, og uden Norsk indblanding, blandt andet Slaget ved Sehested. De Norske soldater blev i stedet anvendt i forsvaret af Norge. Men de krige jeg hentyder til er efter Norge blev overdraget til Sverige. Mellem 1800 og op til 1864 hvor Danmark tabte den sidste krig mod Tyskland (Prussia) havde Danmark og Tyskland flere krige.
Fdumbass 2 anos atrás
@Nielsen N Det jeg sier er at vi hadde drept flere hundre tyskere og sunket en cruiser før de allierte engang hadde nådd Norge, så det du sier er meningsløst. Ja, de hjalp til i Narvik, men før det hadde vi allerede kjempet hardt. Og hvis du snakker om Napoleonskrigene der mot slutten, kjempet jo vi med dere så det er ingenting å skryte av ;D
Fdumbass 2 anos atrás
@Nielsen N Rett meg hvis det jeg sier er galt, men dere overgav dere etter et par timer med kamp fordi deres hovedstad ble tatt av den tyske marine. De prøvde det samme på oss, men vi sprengte Blücher og drepte flere hundre tyskere etterpå. Selv om de allierte ikke hadde landet (og drept norske sivile mens de sloss mot tyskerne), hadde vi fortsatt gjort det mye bedre enn dere. Som sagt, jeg mener ikke at det var bedre å sloss enn å gi opp. Men hvis det var det, gjorde vi det ganske bra synes jeg
Manuel Silva
Manuel Silva 2 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.
br3menPT 4 meses atrás
@Howard Stern dozens...
Howard Stern
Howard Stern 6 meses atrás
Portugal had a colony?
Gameflyer001 2 anos atrás
Sweden actually controlled St. Barts (St. Barthelemy) from 1784-1878, nearly 100 years. This is also why the island still has its capital named Gustavia, and why the flag of the island features the triple crowns on its coat of arms.
CMDR Ulon 2 anos atrás
Brandenburg also had an African port at some point (before becoming Brandenburg-Prussia). I think they sold it to the British.
José Ramón Alvarado
José Ramón Alvarado 2 anos atrás
Very surprise and underrated colonial powers.
Aldrin Toscano
Aldrin Toscano 8 meses 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.
Jæson Attard
Jæson Attard 2 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.
Robin Ryan
Robin Ryan 2 meses 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.
Sean Lander
Sean Lander 3 meses 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.
K3rr Ju5t1n
K3rr Ju5t1n 6 meses 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!
Patriotic to everyone
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
IcecreamMcGuy 9 meses atrás
It’s amazing how much of the world has been colonized
beorlingo 2 anos atrás
Norway loves snow so much that they decided to colonize snow and ice wherever it could be found. They will not risk becoming short of snow!
Artaios02 2 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.
azov78 8 meses atrás
New Zeeland + Australia = Dutch
Acemaker 2 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
Republic Of Glarnesia
Republic Of Glarnesia 2 anos atrás
Hey man nice video, my ancestors are danish colonizers that went to at at croix, nice to know more facts about the empire haha
Snow Puff
Snow Puff 2 anos atrás
Uses Indian map in thumbnail Indians: You have once again provoked our powers
Snow Puff
Snow Puff Anos atrás
Olivia Addison yeah i was late
Loyal Pet PM Im-rand-Kutta
Curtis Thomas
Curtis Thomas Mês atrás
The Courlanders also established a short lived colony on the island of Trinidad, near to Tobago. The Tobago colony was overrun by the Dutch and most settlers assmilated or became bucaneers (sort of pirates). Tobago is pronounced "Toe-bay-go"
9090poll 2 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!
Musikur 2 anos atrás
Australia had Papua New Guinea up until the 50s and still has lots of overseas territories which are arguable colonies
Kurt Lambert
Kurt Lambert 2 meses atrás
You might want to look into the Japaneses conquest of the Ryu Kyu Islands (Okinawa)
Moiäijä NSV
Moiäijä NSV 2 anos atrás
Why not so many people enjoy of this kind of content.
Sofus 2 anos atrás
The ex-Danish colonial buildings in India have just been renovated (reconstructed). An inn, university, church and a fort
LeadHarsh06 2 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
Chris Vallyon
Chris Vallyon 8 meses atrás
New Zealand controlled a surprisingly large portion of the Pacific. Island groups including Samoa, Nuie, The Cook Islands, Tokelau, The Ross Dependency, and Fiji (The largest Pacific island group). These nations have their own sovereignty, but NZ still remains responsible for collective maritime and aviation over most of the South Pacific ocean. There was also an overlooked part of WW2 where Pacific Island nations fed Intel on Japanese fleet movements through a communication chain to NZ and then on to the Allied powers.
Pranav Joshi
Pranav Joshi 2 anos atrás
Video idea : how do different countries describe colonial periods in schools ?
zebronki 2 anos atrás
Another unusual situation is Australia becoming the "protectorate" of Papua New Guinea, some might also argue for Norfolk Island and Christmas Island. Also, the US with Guam, Puerto Rico, etc?
Original History
Original History 2 anos atrás
Thank you so much for doing these!
MJ FA 2 anos atrás
Great video as always!
John Smith
John Smith 2 anos atrás
You made a mistake. St barthelemy was ruled by Sweden from 1784-1878
bodives 2 anos atrás
idk about the city of Joinville in Brazil. I am Brazilian and I have been there recently. The city's history revolves around a french prince, which married the Brazilian emperor's (Pedro II) sister, Francisca, and thus the lands of the city of Joinville were given to the french prince as a gift for the marriage
Fdumbass 2 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
Aniseed 2 anos atrás
You should define a time period for you are looking at while making this list. If we extend this to millennia there can be so many 'colonies'. Take for example Chola Empire of South India which had control of territories till Indonesia a 1000 years ago
Agung Raka Wijaya
Agung Raka Wijaya 2 meses 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.
Anonymous Human
Anonymous Human 3 meses atrás
I love how the British always get involved.
Lance Young
Lance Young 2 anos atrás
If you're going to bring up a New Zealand empire, why not mention the parts that are technically still associated with NZ like the Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue and the Part of Antarctica that NZ claims.
DoomOtter 8 meses 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
Iván Arturo
Iván Arturo 2 anos atrás
Gracias por el video, esto era justo lo que estaba buscando. Like 👍
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