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Apparently (according to Wikipedia which sources a French paper that I can't read) after WWI, Cardinal Mercier, Primate of Belgium, unsuccessfully campaigned to have the LoN Mandate of Palestine given to Belgium. Presumably it failed because the British and French already had interests in that area (and possibly because someone remembered what happened the last time an international conference awarded Belgium colonial land), but one wonders about the future of Palestine had his efforts somehow miraculously succeeded.

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What's with Belgians and trying to acquire completely random pieces of the world for no reason whatsoever.
 

Crazy Boris

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I've been on a Hawaii kick lately, as one does, and does anyone know exactly what islands/groups would have been included in Kalakaua's Polynesian Confederation? Or did the idea not develop enough to any plans of scope to really be made?
 
I've been on a Hawaii kick lately, as one does, and does anyone know exactly what islands/groups would have been included in Kalakaua's Polynesian Confederation? Or did the idea not develop enough to any plans of scope to really be made?
From what I've been searching, he initially wanted Samoa and Tonga, however the ultimate goal would've likely included ALL of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia into his Confederation.
 
I remember reading somewhere on this forum that the British Empire thought of making Kuwait a part of the British Raj, was this actually proposed, or am I confusing a random text from this site as truth?

I recall reading that the comment also said maybe adding Iraq as a whole to the Raj, but this would obviously not be feasible, so maybe the user confused Kuwait for Iraq.
 
I remember reading somewhere on this forum that the British Empire thought of making Kuwait a part of the British Raj, was this actually proposed, or am I confusing a random text from this site as truth?

I recall reading that the comment also said maybe adding Iraq as a whole to the Raj, but this would obviously not be feasible, so maybe the user confused Kuwait for Iraq.
It actually was! Kuwait, together with the Trucial States, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman (and the Iranian port city of Bushehr) was part of the Persian Gulf Residency, which was administered as part of the British Raj from 1873 onwards!

So if anything the question was whether Iraq could've been added to the Persian Gulf Residency, too. That likely wouldn't have been possible, including because of the mandate status of Iraq...
 

Crazy Boris

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It actually was! Kuwait, together with the Trucial States, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman (and the Iranian port city of Bushehr) was part of the Persian Gulf Residency, which was administered as part of the British Raj from 1873 onwards!

So if anything the question was whether Iraq could've been added to the Persian Gulf Residency, too. That likely wouldn't have been possible, including because of the mandate status of Iraq...

I think Aden was, at least at first, subordinated to the Raj as well
 
It actually was! Kuwait, together with the Trucial States, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman (and the Iranian port city of Bushehr) was part of the Persian Gulf Residency, which was administered as part of the British Raj from 1873 onwards!

So if anything the question was whether Iraq could've been added to the Persian Gulf Residency, too. That likely wouldn't have been possible, including because of the mandate status of Iraq...
Oh lol, really need to learn history right, thanks for the heads up!
I think Aden was, at least at first, subordinated to the Raj as well
Yeah I only knew about Aden being a part of the Raj, had no idea about the rest, however, Aden was detached from the Raj and made its own separate colony in 1937, so I think that I incorrectly assumed that the same was done for all other states.
 
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There were proposals by Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the years 100s about annexing the central part of the Pannonian Basin (where the Iazygues lived, presumably under loose/informal Roman control) between Roman Dacia and Roman Pannonia; and to also annex "Marcomannia", modern day Bavaria, Czechia and Slovakia:
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It actually was! Kuwait, together with the Trucial States, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman (and the Iranian port city of Bushehr) was part of the Persian Gulf Residency, which was administered as part of the British Raj from 1873 onwards!

So if anything the question was whether Iraq could've been added to the Persian Gulf Residency, too. That likely wouldn't have been possible, including because of the mandate status of Iraq...

Aren't there more Indo-Aryan residents than Semites in multiple Gulf countries?
 
There were proposals by Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the years 100s about annexing the central part of the Pannonian Basin (where the Iazygues lived, presumably under loose/informal Roman control) between Roman Dacia and Roman Pannonia; and to also annex "Marcomannia", modern day Bavaria, Czechia and Slovakia:
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I'm wondering how long Rome could reasonably hold those - it vacated Dacia fairly quickly, IIRC.
 
I'm wondering how long Rome could reasonably hold those - it vacated Dacia fairly quickly, IIRC.
Maybe it could somehow convince all the people galavanting into the Empire that they are better off settling in those places?

Locals and stuff be damned, they'll figure it out themselves, what could possibly go wrong.... amirite?
 
I'm wondering how long Rome could reasonably hold those - it vacated Dacia fairly quickly, IIRC.
Well, as far as I'm concerned, the withdrawal from Dacia was seen as a temporary mesure (the Legions were needed elsewhere, and the majority of Roman settlers there didn't withdraw with them, and daily life went the same as under Roman rule for some years) and not because they thought it was ungovernable. But we won't ever know for sure.
 
Those are the following states of the United States of Iberia. A federation proposed by Fernando Garrido, a liberal Spanish, in 1881.
 

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