This is a hand-drawn map of Asia from the 1910s. It was made at a very young age by the great-grandfather of Reddit user u/zherper.
It is apparent in this map that in the early 20th century, the jurisdictions of each country are quite different from their present-day equivalents, especially in the continent’s mainland. For instance, China is divided into several areas, including Mongolia, which later gained its independence.
Countries such as (British) India, Turkey, Arabia had larger territory at the time. In addition, the former names of some Asian countries are reflected here, including Siam (Thailand), Indochina (Vietnam), and Persia (Iran).
Take a look at the interesting history of Asia through these books:
- A Short History of Asia
- A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century
- Ancient Asian History: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Civilizations of China and Japan
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