Or did he imagine Sakhalin as a bracing antidote to a superficial view of humanity?Was he, as I suspect, afraid that his professional life as a writer was endangering his sense of reality?For the sake of his health, he should not have gone.Though he denied it, he had developed the tuberculosis that would kill him, at the age of 44. 1963 the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolves. Singapore independence 1966 - Botswana, Gambia, and Lesotho independent. Bangladesh independence 1972 - Ceylon changes to Sri Lanka 1973 - Bahamas independence 1974 - Guinea-Bissau independence. 1975 - Angola (formally Portuguese West Africa) and Mozambique independent.
At that point no one understood that the 20th century would make Chekhov the world’s most influential writer of short fiction as well as the most enduring of modern playwrights.
1981 - Belize gains independence from United Kingdom/Guatemala.
In 1890 Anton Chekhov, a promising 30-year-old writer, set out across Siberia to a remote prison island, Sakhalin, which was much closer to Japan than to Chekhov’s home in Moscow.
1912 - Albania independent 1913 - Turkey loses most of European lands, Coup D'etat in Turkey 1914 - opening of the Panama Canal (another source said 1913).
1932-45 - Japan seizes Manchuria; renamed Manchuokuo 1933 - Nazis come to power in Germany 1934 - Italian East Africa merged Somaliland, Eritrea and Ethiopia 1936-41 - Ethiopia occupied by Italy, renamed Italian East Africa 1935 - Persia becomes Iran 1937 - Burma separates from India 1937-45 Japan invasion of China 1938 - Germany annexes Austria 1938 - Bolivia loses Gran Chaco to Paraguay 1939-45 - World War II 1939 - Bohemia (currently Czech Republic) occupied by Germany; Slovakia independent 1939 - France returns Hatay to Turkey1940 - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania are annexed by Soviet Union 1941 - Slovenia divided between Italy and Germany; Croatia independent 1942 - Ecuador loses Oriente to Peru 1944 - Lebanon independent 1946 - Philippines independent from United States 1947 - India independent; East and West Pakistan created 1948 - Israel created (before 1948, maps say "Palestine"); Republic of Ireland independent. 1949 - Newfoundland and Labrador join Canada.1953 - Korea divided into North and South; Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland In 1953 the two parts of Rhodesia were reunited, and combined with Nyasaland, modern day Malawi in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and after its dissolution in 1963 the whites demanded independence from Southern Rhodesia (Rhodesia from 1964).1956 - Morocco, Tunisia independent.
Kosovo may also gain independence from Serbia in the future.