Sub-Saharan Africa 1965
When it began withdrawing from its African colonies in the 1950s the United Kingdom adopted a policy of no independence ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1964
In 1964 the United Nations withdrew its troops from the Congo, exposing the nation to a new outbreak of unrest ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1963
Due to political resistance from the white settler population, Kenya did not gain independence from the UK until December 1963 ...
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 ...