• colony
  • German East Africa colony ended with the defeat of Imperial Germany in World War I. With the Treaty of Versailles the territory was divided between Britain (Tanganyika. (nationsonline.org)
  • Mozambique or Portuguese East Africa (officially the State of East Africa) for almost 500 years a Portuguese Colony, 1498-1975. (nationsonline.org)
  • The following is a list of Governors of the Danish West Indies, a Danish colony in the Caribbean encompassing the territory of the present-day United States Virgin Islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Danish merchant Jacob Severin was granted authority over the colony from 1734 to 1740, which was extended until 1749, assisted by royal patronage and Moravian sponsorship of some of Egede's missionary activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1852 the Danish parliament first debated the sale of the increasingly unprofitable colony. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was not until Erik Smit's private 1652 expedition aboard the Fortuna was successful that interest in the West Indies' trade grew into an interest in the creation of a new Danish colony. (wikipedia.org)
  • Following a hurricane and a renewed outbreak of disease, the colony collapsed, with the English departing for the nearby French colony on Sainte-Croix, the Danes fleeing to Saint Christopher, and the Dutch assisting their countrymen on Ter Tholen in stealing everything of value, particularly the remaining Danish guns and ammunition. (wikipedia.org)
  • October - End of Far Eastern Republic February 28 - Independence of Egypt from the United Kingdom October 13 - Treaty of Kars: Turkey relinquishes claims to Armenia Turkey gains the area around Kars and southern Achara October 13 - Niger established as a separate colony October 12 - Upper Silesia divided between Poland and Germany September 18 - Short-lived and unrecognized Rif Republic declared in Spanish Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Spanish occupation was short lived, since a French force of 166 men attacked, and in the following year 1651 had established a colony of 300 on the island. (hitchhikersgui.de)
  • Versailles
  • Early in 1918, he issued his principles for peace, the Fourteen Points, and in 1919, following the signing of an armistice with Germany, he traveled to Paris, concluding the Treaty of Versailles. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1915
  • During May 1915, Foreign Minister of Denmark Erik Scavenius contacted the American government with the message that he believed that the islands ought to be sold to the United States and that although he would not make an official proposal, "if the United States gave any encouragement to the consideration of the possibility of such a sale, it might be possible. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 29 October 1915 United States Secretary of State Robert Lansing managed to reopen the negotiations. (wikipedia.org)
  • June 9, 1915: (Prelude to World War I):U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned over a disagreement regarding the nation's handling of the RMS Lusitania sinking. (wikipedia.org)
  • July 28, 1915: The United States occupation of Haiti began. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1919
  • February 25, 1919: Oregon placed a 1 cent per U.S. gallon (.26¢/L) tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax. (wikipedia.org)
  • neutrality
  • The Danish government was convinced that the islands had to be sold for the sake of both the residents and Danish security, and that a transfer would have to be realized before the United States entered the war, so that the transfer would not become a violation of the Danish neutrality. (wikipedia.org)
  • Convention
  • Negotiations resumed in 1899, and on 24 January 1902 Washington signed a convention on the transfer of the islands for a sum of US$5,000,000. (wikipedia.org)
  • CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) List of articles written by Megan Poinskia, a journalist that covered extensively the convention for The Virgin Islands Daily News. (wikipedia.org)
  • Governor
  • Politics of the United States Virgin Islands takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic dependency, whereby the Governor is the head of the local government, and of a multi-party system. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Virgin Islands Elective Governor Act made the Governor an elected office, and further amendments in 1984 removed the right to indictment for certain crimes and the jurisdiction of the admiralty courts. (wikipedia.org)
  • After initially declining to forward the proposal to the "administering power", the President of the United States, Governor de Jongh sent the draft to President Barack Obama in December 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sugarcane, produced by slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries, until the abolition of slavery by Governor Peter von Scholten on July 3, 1848. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wilson became a prominent 1912 presidential contender immediately upon his election as Governor of New Jersey in 1910, and his clashes with state party bosses enhanced his reputation with the rising Progressive movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1725, St. Thomas Governor Frederick Moth encouraged the Danish West Indies Company's directors to consider purchasing Santa Cruz' (St. Croix). (hitchhikersgui.de)
  • Declaration
  • October 29 - The declaration of the Republic of Turkey that replaced the Ottoman Empire October 13 - The capital of Turkey is moved from Istanbul to Ankara December 28 - Creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics December 6 - Independence of the Irish Free State from the United Kingdom. (wikipedia.org)
  • Secretary
  • In March 2009, Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen met American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Gaza Donor Conference, and again in a NATO meeting in April 2010, where they met in Estonia. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1864
  • At the negotiations for the Treaty of Vienna after the defeat in the Second Schleswig War in 1864, Denmark had tried to use the islands as a trade-in for South Jutland, but the Prussian Government was not interested. (wikipedia.org)
  • 18th
  • West Indies or West India was the namesake of several companies of the 17th and 18th centuries, including the Danish West India Company, the Dutch West India Company, the French West India Company, and the Swedish West India Company. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nations
  • They are classified by the United Nations as a Non-Self-Governing Territory, and are currently an organized, unincorporated United States territory. (wikipedia.org)
  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Denmark to support the Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics in October 2009, and in December 2009, Obama visited Denmark again for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference. (wikipedia.org)
  • The islands were occupied by several nations over the next century, including England, the Dutch Republic, France, and Denmark. (wikipedia.org)
  • Welcome to the United Nations. (un.org)
  • The General Assembly this morning adopted 27 resolutions and three decisions -- all but two recommended by its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) -- on a wide-range of agenda items, including decolonization, information, atomic radiation, the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and Israeli practices in the occupied Palestinian territories. (un.org)
  • sovereign
  • consequently, it was dissolved by the British in 1963, with nine provinces becoming independent sovereign states and four becoming British Overseas Territories. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed
  • citation needed] After his visit, a majority of the Folketing was convinced that the Danish supremacy of the islands had to end. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 1990s, a Puerto Rican tourism campaign renamed the Passage Islands as the Spanish Virgin Islands,[citation needed] though they are seldom[clarification needed] identified as such on maps and atlases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Congress
  • If residents of one of the 50 states become residents of the Virgin Islands, they can no longer vote for President or for voting members of Congress. (wikipedia.org)
  • A federal lawsuit since 2011 in the District Court of the Virgin Islands and now before the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court is currently pending to provide Virgin Islanders with the fundamental right to be represented in Congress and vote for U.S. President. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the Northwest Ordinance had only stated that a delegate is to sit "in Congress" the first debate was which chamber a delegate would sit in. (wikipedia.org)
  • slaves
  • It is estimated that by 1775, slaves outnumbered the Danish settlers by a ratio of 5:1. (wikipedia.org)
  • Danish trading posts were set up on the islands, trading in sugar, slaves and other goods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Danish colonizers in the West Indies aimed to exploit the profitable triangular trade, involving the export of firearms and other manufactured goods to Africa in exchange for slaves who were then transported to the Caribbean to work the sugar plantations. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 1742 census lists 120 sugar plantations, 122 cotton plantations, and 1906 slaves, with about 300 Englishmen and 60 Danes on the island. (hitchhikersgui.de)
  • hereafter
  • An act passed in 1817 codified the term and privileges of delegates: [I]n every territory of the United States in which a temporary government has been, or hereafter shall be established. (wikipedia.org)
  • troops
  • Denmark is an active coalition partner in the War on Terrorism, and Danish troops are supporting American-led stabilization efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • Union troops of the Massachusetts 54th Infantry assaulted Battery Wagner on Morris Island in the harbor at Charleston, SC. (timelines.ws)
  • Americans
  • The First World War had created a new situation: The relations between Germany and the United States were becoming worse as a consequence of the German submarine warfare, and the Americans were concerned that after an invasion of Denmark the Germans might take control of the islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • This would be unacceptable to the Americans as stated in the Monroe Doctrine. (wikipedia.org)
  • The population of the United States Virgin Islands forms a complex society with multiple diverse ethnic groups:Virgin Islanders, Eastern Caribbean islanders, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans (Dominican Republic), French, Americans (locally known as "continentals"), Arabs and Asians. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1805 - Treaty with Tripoli - Secure release of Americans being held and proclaim peace and amity. (wikipedia.org)
  • White Americans are the majority in every region except Hawaii , but contribute the highest proportion of the population in the Midwestern United States , at 85% per the Population Estimates Program (PEP), or 83% per the American Community Survey (ACS). (wikipedia.org)
  • Arawaks
  • Experts at canoe building and seamanship, the Arawaks migrated from the Amazon River Valley and Orinoco regions of Venezuela and Brazil, settling on the islands near coasts and rivers. (wikipedia.org)
  • When Columbus and his crew decided to move on to other islands, they kidnapped six Arawaks to guide them. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ends
  • St. Croix's nickname is "Twin City", for its two towns on opposite ends of the island, Frederiksted on the western end and Christiansted on the east. (hitchhikersgui.de)
  • Kingdom
  • Between 1958 and 1962, the United Kingdom re-organised all their West Indies island territories (except the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas) into the West Indies Federation. (wikipedia.org)
  • This move was not recognized by the United States, United Kingdom or the international community. (wikipedia.org)
  • While most countries replaced the mile with the kilometre when switching to the International System of Units , the international mile continues to be used in some countries, such as Liberia, Myanmar, the United Kingdom, the United States, and a number of countries with fewer than one million inhabitants, most of which are UK or US territories, or have close historical ties with the UK or US. (wikipedia.org)
  • road signs in the United Kingdom continue to use m as the abbreviation for mile. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American National Institute of Standards and Technology now uses and recommends mi in order to avoid confusion with the SI metre (m) and millilitre (ml). Derived units such as miles per hour and miles per gallon , however, continue to be abbreviated in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada as mph, mpg, etc. rather than mi/h or mi/gal. (wikipedia.org)
  • parliament
  • On 24 October 1867 the Danish parliament, the Rigsdag, ratified a treaty on the sale of the two islands for a sum of US$7,500,000. (wikipedia.org)
  • One chamber of the Danish parliament - the Folketing - passed the proposal, but in the other chamber - the Landsting - it failed with 32 votes against 32. (wikipedia.org)
  • Government
  • They are currently owned and under the authority of the United States Government. (wikipedia.org)
  • Executive power is exercised by the local government of the Virgin Islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adopting the text by 155 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), the Assembly urged the Government of Israel to compensate UNRWA for damage to its property and facilities resulting from Israeli actions (see Annex IV). (un.org)