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Questions about your old globe? Want to see photos of antique and vintage world globes? Do you collect antique or vintage terrestrial globes?
Perhaps you like to see how older world globes show the political boundaries of their times. It is fascinating to see how countries and cities have changed their names over the decades, and the results of wars that have moved boundaries. Some people collect globes because they often show the tracks and routes that explorers took as they learned about our planet. Others collect world globes because they are beautiful to look at. Whatever your reasons for collecting older globes, you may wonder "How old is my globe?
The following dates will help you "date your globe" and determine how old it might be. This is a work in progress, and should not be quoted without verification. Remember, globe manufacturers did not always change the names of countries and boundaries immediately. COM -- the best web site on the topic!
Share photos of world globes in your collection: Globe Collectors' Blog Please send updates to this list of dates to: Name changed to Iran in o Does your globe have Constantinople or Istanbul? This city changed its name to Istanbul in If yes, globe was made after If yes, globe was made o Gold Coast became Ghana in If yes, then globe was made after Southern part of Bechuanaland was called British Bechuanaland, a colony that later became part of the Cape Colony and later S.
Egypt becomes British Protectorate. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg was renamed Petrograd , thereafter Leningrad, until its original name St.
Petersburg was restored in Russian revolution. Annexed by Soviet Union British East Africa becomes Kenya. Palestine becomes British mandate.
Egyptian independence. Lindbergh flies Atlantic. In it became a republic. Iraq independent from Britian. Ceylon and Burma become independent. Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia independent; Sudan independent. Sudan independent of UK. Malay states become independent. Major break-up of colonial Africa: Zaire -- independent in Formally Belgian Congo.
Kuwait independent. British Somaliland became independent. Also Trinidad and Tobago, and Western Samoa. Malaysia independence. Zanibar independence. The whites demanded independence from Southern Rhodesia Rhodesia from Rhodesia divided. Nyasaland becomes Malawi. Malta becomes independent. Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form new country: Tanzania - Southern Rhodesia independent later became Zimbabwe in or Singapore independence - Botswana, Gambia, and Lesotho independent.
Mauritius and Swaziland from UK gain independence. Fiji and Tongan Independence. Congo changes to Zaire. Bangladesh independence - Ceylon changes to Sri Lanka - Bahamas independence - Guinea-Bissau independence. Grenada independence. Suriname independence. Papua New Guinea gains independence.
Indonesia annexes Portuguese Timor. Seychelles Independent. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines independence. USSR invades Afganistan. It was called Southern Rhodesia. Name changed to Zimbabwe in North and South Yemen merge into one country, Yemen Namibia gains independence - Soviet Union dissolves into 15 new countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia - Czechoslovakia divides into Czech Republic and Slovakia - Eritrea was part of Ethiopia but seceded and gained independence - Palau was part of the Trust Territory of Pacific Islands administered by the United States and gained independence as a former colony.
June 3 - Serbia was part of Serbia and Montenegro also known as Yugoslavia became its own entity after Montenegro split. Kosovo may also gain independence from Serbia in the future. Please send corrections, additions, comments or updates to: From the collection of Katie Register, Rice, Virginia.
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