Africa Political Map
RELEASE TO INDEPENDENCE
After the dissolution of colonial empires in Asia and America, there were increased cries for independence in the countries of the African continent. In the decades after World War II, most African political systems were gradually released to autonomy by the European colonial powers.
Almost everywhere, this was made, more or less, through peaceful means. It was only in the former French colony of Algeria that a bitter, harsh war of liberation began in 1954 and lasted until 1962. The two great colonial powers France and Great Britain followed decolonisation with different approaches and goals. Great Britain followed the strategy of gradual convergence with the state autonomy through constitutional reforms and the creation of political parties and parliaments. Conflicts developed in Kenya where the secret society of the Mau Mau terrorists tried to enforce freedom through terror Constitution of 1965, which secured the political power of the white minority, was revised after a civil war. In 1968, Great Britain released its last African colony, Swaziland, to independence.
Almost all former British colonies remained a member of the "Commonwealth of Nations" and continue to accept the British monarch as head of state.
France, however, pursued the idea of a "Union Francaise"- free and equal citizens who should speak the same language and enjoy the same rights. It soon became clear that this solution did not comply with the interests of the countries striving for national self-determination. For Algeria, in particular, this became a bloody war of liberation. The French colonial empire broke up during this conflict in 1960 and Algeria gained its independence in 1962.
AFRICA ON A WORLD WALL MAP:
Africa is one of 7 continents illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features.
It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor. geology.com
MAP OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT:
This map of Africa includes most of the Mediterranean Sea and portions of southern Europe. It also includes most countries of the Middle East. It presents the continent in the form of a Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Projection. It views the Earth from a point located directly above 10 degrees north latitude and 20 degrees east longitude.
It is what you would see from a satellite located immediately above that point and high enough above the Earth to see surface up to the satellite and recording them on a horizontal plane type of projection best preserves the relative size and area of
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