Political Geography

Colonies and Expansionism

Why did the sun never set on the British Empire

In the early twentieth century, the United Kingdom included colonies from North and South America (Canada, British Guiana, and Bermuda), Africa (Egypt, South Africa, and Nigeria), Asia (India and Burma), and Oceania (Australia and New Zealand). Because the British Empire spanned the globe, there was always at least one portion of the Empire in daylight.


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