Themes in ap world History



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2. Regions of the World

To make comparisons and analysis of world events easier, the world is divided into geographical regions.



Region

Modern countries in the region

Historical examples of countries in the region

East Asia

China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea

Chinese dynasties, Japanese shogunates

Southeast Asia

Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Brunei

French Indochina, British colonies, Siam, Angkor Kingdom, Dutch East Indies

South Asia

India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

British India

Southwest Asia and North Africa

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghnstan, Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, Cyprus

Muslim caliphates, Ancient civilizations (Nile Valley, Mesopotamia, Sumer, Kush, etc.), Hebrew Kingdoms, Ottoman Empire, Persia

Central Asia

Russia, Mongolia, the “-stans”, Georgia

Nomad territories, Duchies of Kiev, Moscovy, Mongol Khanates

Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries below the Sahara: Nigeria, Somalia, Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, etc.

Swahili city-states, European colonies, Axum, Transvaal

Eastern Europe

Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, etc.

Partitions of Poland, Austria-Hungary, Soviet satellite countires (Eastern Bloc), Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Ottman Empire, Greek city-states

Western Europe

United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium

Roman Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Gaul, Aragon, Castile, Papal States, Prussia, Anschluss, European Union

North America

Canada, United States, Mexico

European colonies

Latin America

Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Venezuela

Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Inca, Native tribal lands, European colonies

Oceanía

Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

European colonies





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