All countries are equal and together form the world of today. However, there were not so many countries in the world before World War II. There were only more than 60 countries in the world before World War II. To be precise, there are only 63 countries. After World War II, more than 100 countries quickly appeared. Let’s take a look at the countries on every continent before and after World War II.
Asia:There were very few Asian countries before World War II, most of them were European colonies. Japan, China, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Nepal, Mongolia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia. Except for Japan, these countries are semi-colonial. But Turkey after World War I got rid of the semi-colonial nature. In World War II, Lebanon and Syria took the opportunity to become independent. There were 48 countries in Asia after World War II. That is an increase of 38 countries.
Europe:In fact, there were not many countries in Europe before World War II. The Soviet Union had 15 members at that time, of which Europe accounted for seven. Soviet Union, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Vatican, Croatia, Albania ,Greece. There are 27 countries in total. However, there are currently 46 countries in Europe. 19 new countries have emerged in Europe.
Africa:Africa before World War II consisted of three countries:Liberia, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Elsewhere are European colonies. There are currently 61 countries in Africa. An increase of 58 countries. It is the continent that has increased the most.
Americas:Americas, Haiti, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia , Uruguay, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Venezuela. There are 20 countries in total, and there are currently 37 countries in the Americas. Added 17 countries.
Oceania:Before the Second World War, there were the Tang family, Australia, and New Zealand. These three areas are still controlled by the United Kingdom in some places, but they are also considered national in nature. There are currently 14 countries in Oceania. A total of 11 countries have been added.
In general, the continent with the most increase in countries is Africa, and the least is Oceania. It is not difficult to see that before World War II, the old capitalist powers, Britain and France, occupied many colonies, especially in Africa. These colonies provided rich resources and labor for their development. This is the process of capital accumulation. After World War II, Britain and France were still developed countries and world-class powers. The Second World War brought disaster to human beings and also brought freedom to the colonial people. The war is a double-edged sword, but in the final analysis, the damage caused by the war is always greater than the benefits. What do you think? Welcome to follow, leave a message and post your opinion.