Asia Map, 1904


By 1904, most of the European movements for empire had been completed. China, although it looks independent on the map, had been thoroughly brought within the European orbit thanks to treaties after the Boxer Rebellion. Some interesing points on this map include the fact that the Siberian train line still had not been completed - marked by a dashed line. Also, Japan was on the verge of adding Korea to its own Empire after having taken Formosa (Taiwan) just a decade earlier. Japan would be the first non-European or American power to join in the imperial competition. A further change is the Philippines having changed from Spanish control to American control just a few years earlier.


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