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From 1900 to 2000

World map revealing geo-political change throughout the 20th century.
World map revealing geo-political change throughout the 20th century.

Maps in time (PDF, 1.3 MB)

For much of the period covered by the Cabinet Papers website, Britain was a leading world power, influencing events in the far corners of the globe. As well as grave events close to home - primarily, the two world wars - British politicians and British forces often found themselves entangled in events far from home.

When reading about these events in the cabinet papers, students may discover unfamiliar places. This resource is primarily to help users locate events on the world map that are described or raised in cabinet papers. The resource has other potential uses as well, and shows a progression in geo-political developments across the 20th century. 

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