The issue of Israeli settlements in the West Bank (and other territories) is quite controversial, including its legality and its impact on the peace process. I'm wondering if there was any similar occurrence in recent history - has an occupying power built settlements and transfer its own population to the occupied territories? If there are such cases, how did it happen, how was the international reaction and how was the issue resolved (if it was)?
If I need to specify my definition, let's say:
- recent means anything since the 20th century,
- the territories were occupied as a result of a war or some other coercive means,
- the territories were big/significant enough (i.e. not just a city or a microstate). As comparison the West Bank population is 2.5-3 million), let's use this as minimum.
- The occupying power transfered its civilians to the occupied territories to live and the settler population should be significant, say more than 10% of the native population. (as comparison, according to Wikipedia there is about 1 Israeli settler per 5 West Bank Palestinians).