Hank Iba was adamant that if you were going to be on the team, you were going to go through the process like everybody else." Others attributed his decision to his intense opposition to the U.S.'s involvement in the Vietnam War, and Walton alluded to a disastrous experience playing for the United States during the 1970 World Championships in Yugoslavia. 1876 – Lake Edward discovered to be a separate entity from Lake Albert. 1883 – Bolivia looses its access to the Ocean (Province Atacama). 1907 – Indian Territory no longer visible in Eastern Oklahoma; Italian Somaliland established. 1920 – British East Africa becomes Kenya; Palestine becomes British mandate. 1922 – Russia changes to Soviet Union; Egyptian independence. 1939 – Bohemia (currently Czech Republic) occupied by Germany; Slovakia independent; France returns Hatay to Turkey. 1947 – India independent; East and West Pakistan created. 1990 – West and East Germany reunite to become one Germany; North and South Yemen merge into one country, Yemen. 1905 – End of the Swedish-Norwegian Union (Norway independent); Sakhalin Island divided between Japan and Russia (Asia). Petersburg renamed Petrograd, thereafter Leningrad, until its original name (St. Instead Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and more emerge as new countries. 1919 – Treaty of Versailles; Independence of Afghanistan. 1895 – Rhodesia replaces Ndebele territory of Zimbabwe. 1962 – Uganda, Algeria, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago independent. 1964 – Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolve and become Malawi and Zambia; Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania. 1968 – Equatorial Guinea , Mauritius and Swaziland gain independence. 1971 – Bahrain independent; Congo changes to Zaire.
All of this changed on the morning of September 10, 1972. to gold in 19, but by 1972, his conservative, defensive style of play was viewed as out of touch with the modern game.
1912 – Albania independent; Arizona and New Mexico become part of the United States. 1924 – Petrograd changes to Leningrad; Christiana, Norway renamed Oslo. 1926-31 – Central Australia was created out of Northern Territory. 1931 – Japan invades Manchuria and renames it Manchukuo (until 1945). 1935 – Persia becomes Iran (on US made Globes, German Globes continued calling in Persia for a few more years). 1949 – Newfoundland and Labrador join Canada; Korea divided into North and South. 1956 – Morocco, Tunisia independent; “Anglo Egyptian Sudan” becomes Sudan. 1981 – Belize gains independence from the UK and Guatemala. 1992 – Yugoslavia dissolves into 5 new countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Yugoslavia.
1908 – Bulgaria becomes independent kingdom; Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo. 1911 – Rhodesia divided into North and South; Morocco becomes a French colony. 1923 – Turkey becomes an independent Republic; Tannu-Tuva independent; Palestine established independent from Transjordan. 1940 – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania are annexed by Soviet Union. 1944 – Lebanon independent from Syria; Tannu-Tuva annexed by USSR. 1948 – Israel created (before 1948, maps say “Palestine”); Republic of Ireland independent; Ceylon and Burma become independent from India. 1954 – Former French Indo-China becomes Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. 1991 – Soviet Union dissolves, 15 countries become independent: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
1918 – End of World War 1: Austrian-Hungarian Empire ceases to exist.
In a different era, the global perception of amateur American basketball was one of domination.