Sub-Saharan Africa 1953
Mau Mau Uprising
By the early 1950s the failure of native attempts to extract political reforms from the white elites in the British ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1950
United Nations Trust Territories
After World War II the League of Nations was replaced by the United Nations and the old League mandates became ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1947
In 1946 the French Fourth Republic replaced the French Empire with the French Union - an attempt to assimilate the French ...
Since 2003 Australasia has seen continued political stability, with no significant military events occurring after the 2006 Fijian coup. The ...
South America 2018
South America Today
In 2016 Colombia finally negotiated an end to its five decades-long civil war. Meanwhile, with falling oil prices undermining Venezuela ...
North America 2018
North America Today
In 2015 the US and Cuba normalized relations, finally bringing an end to the last significant Cold War rivalry in ...
East Asia 2018
East Asia Today
China's economy continued with its impressive growth into the late-2010s but in 2017 international tensions in East Asia escalated ...
the Arctic 2018
The Arctic Today
The past few years have seen the continued decline of Arctic sea ice, with sea ice extents reaching record lows ...
Omniatlas in the Media
Omniatlas on BBC: The changing face of Europe
The BBC is making use of Omniatlas maps to show the changing face of Europe over the past 150 years ...
Dissolution of the Soviet Union
The signing of the Belavezha Accords and secession of Russia ended all hopes of preserving Soviet power. On 25 December ...