About the Americas...Although large parts of US, Canada, the Amazon region and Patagonia in Argentina was never settled by the Europeans, they were still claimed and were part of those powers at least on paper. (Before the border adjustments between the US and Canada, Montana was claimed by the British as part of Canada).
When you look at today's Greenland, literally no one lives in the middle of the island, but it is still considered being colonized by Denmark.
- Ethiopia was "fully" colonized by the Italians in 1935.
- Parts of the USA were not yet colonized by the time the British were kicked out so wouldnt that mean it should be on the list. Same with Brazil.
- Taiwan was colonized by the Dutch.
- Mongolia was colonized by the Russians for a few years before being given it's independence.
I'm also wondering whether the USA should be counted as a colonialist nation as it is basically European culturally. (Because of the USA is counted, Liberia, Japan and South Korea should not be on this list).
And yes, France has been part of Germany during World War II, with the exception of Vichy controlled southern France, although it was a puppet state.
13 colonies and hawaii-United Kingdom
Large part of Midwest
Big part of west and florida- Spain
but Iran was colonized by the Great Britain and the Russian Empire during WWI and before that.
they actually divided Iran to 2 parts, the northern part for Russia and the Southern part for Britain.
it all goes back to the Constitutional revolution in Iran, while Mohammad Ali Shah of Iran didn't accept the desire of the Iranian people to have a constitutional monarchy like Britain and tried to take the power with the help of Russia.
that is when Vladimir Liakhov of Russia shelled the Majles (the Parliament) of Iran.
and before that, during Queen Victoria's era in Britain, Afghanistan was an Iranian state, but the British government took it from Iran with several Strategical Policies that you can read on Wikipedia. like attacking to the south of Iran to distract the Iranian army from focusing on the Afghanistan area.
But yea europe got busy. Yay we have ships, let's rule the world, and hope we don't fall off the edge !
also Kiribati, Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands were colonized by Germany but given to Japan after ww1 then the USA gave them independence after ww2.
Also Taiwan was colonized by Portuguese and then dutch, and finally the Japanese so by 1930 it was owned by japan and should be on this list
they never got ethiopia...