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Political Geography: British Protectorates

Read the name of the former British protectorate and then identify the present-day sovereign state(s) that contain its territory.

The first letter of each answer is given in the column preceding the answer.

Historical background: British protectorates were treaty arrangements between the U.K. and local rulers whereby (1) the U.K. exercised control over defense and foreign affairs; (2) the local ruler(s) retained absolute control over internal affairs; and (3) local rulers and their subjects usually had the status of British Protected Person, but were not necessarily considered British nationals.

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The end date of the protectorate is not necessarily the same year the protectorate became independent or lost territory to the present-day sovereign state that is the answer.
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British
Protectorate
 
Present-day Sovereign State
Cook Islands (1888-1901)
N
New Zealand
Northern Rhodesia (1911-1964)
Z
Zambia
Protectorate of South Arabia (1963-1967)
Y
Yemen
Barotziland—North-Western Rhodesia (1899-1911)
Z
Zambia
Nyasaland Protectorate (1907-1964)
M
Malawi
Oil Rivers Protectorate (1884-1893)
N
Nigeria
Niue (1900-1901)
N
New Zealand
Kingdom of Sarawak (1888-1946)
M
Malaysia
Niger Coast Protectorate (1893-1900)
N
Nigeria
Tokelau (1889-1916)
N
New Zealand
Northern Territories of the Gold Coast (1902-1957)
G
Ghana
Mosquito Coast (early 17th cent.-1894)
H
Honduras
N
Nicaragua
Federation of Malaya (1948-1957)
M
Malaysia
North Borneo (1881-1942, 1945-1946)
M
Malaysia
Kingdom of Sikkim (1861-1947)
I
India
Bechuanaland Protectorate (1885-1966)
B
Botswana
Somaliland Protectorate (1884-1940, 1941-1960)
S
Somalia
East Africa Protectorate (1895-1920)
K
Kenya
Persian Gulf Residency (1861-1971)
B
Bahrain
I
Iran (Bandar-e-Bushehr)
K
Kuwait
O
Oman
Q
Qatar
U
United Arab Emirates
North-Eastern Rhodesia (1900-1911)
Z
Zambia
British New Guinea (1884-1902)
P
Papua New Guinea
Gilbert and Ellice Islands (1892-1916)
K
Kiribati
T
Tuvalu
Sultanate of Zanzibar (1890-1963)
K
Kenya
T
Tanzania
United States of the Ionian Islands (1815-1864)
A
Albania
G
Greece
Barotseland (1900-1964)
A
Angola
B
Botswana
D
D. R. Congo
N
Namibia
Z
Zambia
Z
Zimbabwe
Federation of South Arabia (1962-1967)
Y
Yemen
British Central Africa Protectorate (1893-1907)
M
Malawi
Cis-Sutlej States (1809-1862)
I
India
Aden Protectorate (1872-1963)
Y
Yemen
Swaziland Protectorate (1906-1968)
E
Eswatini
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