History of Southern Africa

History of Southern Africa

“Why was the sultan of Oman in Zanzibar?”–RaRaRussianTree

“Trade empire, they owned a large part of the east coast of Africa before colonialism reached them. Oman has a very interesting history. They’re also part of the reason why the coast specifically of east Africa is largely Muslim”–lazyboy007

Where libraries shelve history books, by region - Dewey Decimal & Library of Congress comparison

“Dewey Decimal: 940s Europe; 950s Asia; 960s Africa; 970s North America; 980s South America; 990s Oceania, Antarctica, and Outer Space

Library of Congress: DA British Isles; DB Central Alps; DC France; DD Germany; DE Greco-Roman world (not pictured); DF Greece; DG Italy; DH Belgium and Luxembourg; DJ Netherlands; DK Russia, former Soviet states; DL Northern Europe and Scandinavia; DP Spain and Portugal; DQ Switzerland; DR Balkans and Turkey; DS Asia; DT Africa; DU Oceania; E/F Americas”–PeterVexillographer

Europe 1803 on the verge of the War of the Third Coalition and showing population of Great Powers

“The population ratios are really helpful to explaining France’s capacity to project power. Today, Russia has about 2.5 times France’s population; would be more again if you add Ukraine, the Baltics, etc. Turkey has about a quarter more, but if you add all their north African and Middle Eastern holdings, it would be vastly more (Egypt alone is half again France). Germany has about a quarter more. The UK and Italy are about the same as France.

But then? France had more than the UK and Prussia combined, and more than any single polity other than Russia. Which significantly explains why the question of Continental dominance was so much about Franco-Russian relations”–sihtydaernacuoytihsy