Which countries were not colonized by European powers?

Which countries were not colonized by European powers?

Depending on how you define it, the only countries that were never colonies are Liberia, Ethiopia, Japan, Thailand, Bhutan, Iran, Nepal, Tonga, China, and possibly North Korea, South Korea and Mongolia. Some historians nitpick over this list.

Were all African countries colonized by Europe?

By 1900 a significant part of Africa had been colonized by mainly seven European powers—Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. After the conquest of African decentralized and centralized states, the European powers set about establishing colonial state systems.

What would happen if Europe never colonized?

If Europeans never colonized and invaded America, the native nations and tribes would continue to interact in trade. Eventually, trade with East Asia and Europe would introduce new technologies and animals into the continent and tribes would quickly grow into nations.

Which is the only country in Africa that has never been colonized?

Ethiopia and Liberia are widely believed to be the only two African countries to have never been colonized. Their location, economic viability, and unity helped Ethiopia and Liberia avoid colonization. Ethiopia was officially recognized as an independent state in 1896, after decisively defeating invading Italian forces at the Battle of Adwa.

What was the first country colonized by Europeans in Africa?

Cameroon was partitioned between the British and the French after the First World War, and Namibia, a colony of the German Empire was ruled by South Africa, after the United Nations mandated the administration of Namibia to South Africa. Liberia was not colonized by any European nation.

Which is the only Asian country not colonized by the Europeans?

1 Liberia. Liberia officially became a country in 1847, but before that, 2 Japan. Japan was one of the only Asian countries to escape Western colonization, 3 Thailand. Thailand is well aware of its unique heritage that does not include a colonial legacy.

Which is the only independent country in Africa?

Only two, Liberia and Ethiopia, remained independent. Liberia, founded by former slaves held in the U.S. was really more like a protectorate of the American government, scaring off the European powers.

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