As we all know, when traveling abroad we usually have to use electric power socket adapters, since there are several form factors in use in the world, and most are incompatible with each other (i.e. not physically pluggable; I'm not talking about electric compatibility and voltages here).
Now, in Israel/Palestine, when I'm from, we used to have this silly custom socket standard, H-type, not used anywhere else in the world. We didn't even have the British type G, which we could have gotten as a colony (and neither did India by the way. Isn't that weird?) Luckily, in 1989, the standard was revised so that sockets could now accommodate a Euro-Plug (and thus also type F plugs) with no adapter, as well as the olg plugs. And indeed, a lot of the computer parts and electrical appliances we get now are those with plugs designed for "Schuko" countries. Which is great. To some extent this coincided with Israel developing closer relations with European states and the EU in the 1990s, joining a bunch of programs such as the EU Framework Program of academic research etc.
I guess earlier examples of this are the spread of F plugs, and the combination F-and-E sockets you find in many places (the E is French, the F is German, originally), and the very existence of the C-plugs - which represent the coming together of European states for the past several decades.
But this is old news. I was wondering if this process is ongoing these days, i.e. are there important transitions of socket/plug standards corresponding or reflecting political changes, and are there ones planned for the near future.
(To be honest, I also think some standards are technically superior to other prevailing standard in terms of convenience and/or safety, and I would assume those should "take over", but I don't want to get into that.)