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Afghanistan
   gained independence in   
1919
19 August. United Kingdom(from UK control over Afghan foreign affairs)
Albania
   gained independence in   
1912
28 November. Ottoman Empire
Algeria
   gained independence in   
1962
5 July. France
Andorra
   gained independence in   
1272
France and Spain ; was formed under the joint suzerainty
Angola
   gained independence in   
1975
11 November. Portugal
Antigua and Barbuda
   gained independence in   
1981
1 November. United Kingdom
Argentina
   gained independence in   
1816
9 July. Spain
Armenia
   gained independence in   
1991
21 September. Soviet Union
Australia
   gained independence in   
1901
1 January. United Kingdom . Federation of UK Colonies
Austria
   gained independence in   
1156
Bavaria
Azerbaijan
   gained independence in   
1991
30 August. Soviet Union
Bahamas, The
   gained independence in   
1973
10 July. United Kingdom
Bahrain
   gained independence in   
1971
15 August. United Kingdom
Bangladesh
   gained independence in   
1971
Formerly it was a part of Pakistan and hence gained independence from United Kingdom on 14th August 1947. a civil war led to its independence in December 1971. Victory Day 17 December 1971 and commemorates the official creation of the state of Bangladesh
Barbados
   gained independence in   
1966
30 November. United Kingdom
Belarus
   gained independence in   
1991
25 August. Soviet Union
Belgium
   gained independence in   
1831
21 July. Netherlands
Belize
   gained independence in   
1981
21 September. United Kingdom
Benin
   gained independence in   
1960
1 August. France
Bhutan
   gained independence in   
1949
8 August. India
Bolivia
   gained independence in   
1825
6 August. Spain
Bosnia and Herzegovina
   gained independence in   
1992
1 March. Yugoslavia
Botswana
   gained independence in   
1966
30 September. United Kingdom
Brazil
   gained independence in   
1822
7 September. Portugal
Brunei
   gained independence in   
1984
1 January. United Kingdom
Bulgaria
   gained independence in   
1878
3 March. Ottoman Empire
Burkina Faso
   gained independence in   
1960
5 August. France
Burma
   gained independence in   
1948
4 January. United Kingdom
Burundi
   gained independence in   
1962
1 July. Belgium (Trusteeship under Belgian administration)
Cambodia
   gained independence in   
1953
9 November. France
Cameroon
   gained independence in   
1960
1 January. France (French-administered UN trusteeship
Canada
   gained independence in   
1867
1 July. United Kingdom
Cape Verde
   gained independence in   
1975
5 July. Portugal
The Central African Republic
   gained independence in   
1960
13 August. France
Chad
   gained independence in   
1960
11 August. France
Chile
   gained independence in   
1810
18 September. Spain
Colombia
   gained independence in   
1810
20 July. Spain
Comoros
   gained independence in   
1975
6 July. France
Costa Rica
   gained independence in   
1821
15 September. Spain
Cote D’Ivoire
   gained independence in   
1960
7 August. France
Croatia
   gained independence in   
1991
25 June. Yugoslavia
Cuba
   gained independence in   
1902
20 May. United States
Cyprus
   gained independence in   
1960
16 August. United Kingdom . Turkish Cypriot area proclaimed self- rule on 13 February 1975
Czechoslovakia
   gained independence in   
1918
October 28. Austria- Hungary
The Czech Republic
   gained independence in   
1993
1 January. Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
   gained independence in   
1960
30 June. Belgium
Djibouti
   gained independence in   
1977
27 June. France
Dominica
   gained independence in   
1978
3 November. United Kingdom
The Dominican Republic
   gained independence in   
1844
27 February. Haiti
East Timor
   gained independence in   
2002
20 May. Indonesia
Ecuador
   gained independence in   
1822
24 May. Spain
Egypt
   gained independence in   
1922
28 February. United Kingdom
El Salvador
   gained independence in   
1821
15 September. Spain
Equatorial Guinea
   gained independence in   
1968
12 October. Spain
Eritrea
   gained independence in   
1993
24 May. Ethiopia
Estonia
   gained independence in   
1991
6 September. Soviet Union
Federated States of Micronesia
   gained independence in   
1986
3 November. United States (from the US-administered UN Trusteeship)
Fiji
   gained independence in   
1970
10 October. United Kingdom
Finland
   gained independence in   
1917
6 December. Russia
Gabon
   gained independence in   
1960
17 August. France
Gambia
   gained independence in   
1965
18 February. United Kingdom
Georgia
   gained independence in   
1991
9 April Soviet Union
Ghana
   gained independence in   
1957
6 March. United Kingdom
Greece
   gained independence in   
1829
Ottoman Empire
Grenada
   gained independence in   
1974
7 February. United Kingdom
Guatemala
   gained independence in   
1821
15 September. Spain
Guinea
   gained independence in   
1958
2 October. France
Guinea-Bissau
   gained independence in   
1973
25 September. Portugal (unilaterally declared by Guinea-Bissau); 10 September 1974 (recognized by Portugal)
Guyana
   gained independence in   
1966
26 May. United Kingdom
Haiti
   gained independence in   
1804
1 January. France
Holy See (Vatican City)
   gained independence in   
1929
11 February. Italy
Honduras
   gained independence in   
1821
15 September. Spain
Iceland
   gained independence in   
1944
17 June. Denmark
India
   gained independence in   
1947
15 August. United Kingdom
Indonesia
   gained independence in   
1945
17 August. Netherlands (proclaimed independence on 27 December 1949, Indonesia became legally independent from the Netherlands)
Iraq
   gained independence in   
1932
3 October. United Kingdom (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
Ireland
   gained independence in   
1921
6 December. United Kingdom (from UK by treaty)
Israel
   gained independence in   
1948
14 May. United Kingdom (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
Jamaica
   gained independence in   
1962
6 August. United Kingdom
Jordan
   gained independence in   
1946
25 May. United Kingdom (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
Kazakhstan
   gained independence in   
1991
16 December. Soviet Union
Kenya
   gained independence in   
1963
12 December. United Kingdom
Kiribati
   gained independence in   
1979
12 July. United Kingdom
Kosovo
   gained independence in   
2008
17 February. Serbia. Recognized by US as independent.
Kuwait
   gained independence in   
1961
19 June. United Kingdom
Kyrgyzstan
   gained independence in   
1991
31 August. Soviet Union
Laos
   gained independence in   
1949
19 July. France
Latvia
   gained independence in   
1991
18 November. Soviet Union
Lebanon
   gained independence in   
1943
22 November. France (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)
Lesotho
   gained independence in   
1966
4 October. United Kingdom
Libya
   gained independence in   
1951
24 December. Italy
Liechtenstein
   gained independence in   
1719
23 January. Holy Roman Empire (Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein established)
Lithuania
   gained independence in   
1990
11 March. Soviet Union (independence declared from Soviet Union); 6 September 1991 (Soviet Union recognizes Lithuania’s independence)
Luxembourg
   gained independence in   
1839
Netherlands
Macedonia
   gained independence in   
1991
8 September. Yugoslavia (The Former Yugoslav Republic)
Madagascar
   gained independence in   
1960
26 June. France
Malawi
   gained independence in   
1964
6 July. United Kingdom
Malaysia
   gained independence in   
1957
31 August. United Kingdom
Maldives
   gained independence in   
1965
26 July. United Kingdom
Mali
   gained independence in   
1964
21 September. France
Malta
   gained independence in   
1964
21 September. United Kingdom
Marshal Islands
   gained independence in   
1986
21 October. United States (from the US-administered UN Trusteeship)
Mauritania
   gained independence in   
1960
28 November. France
Mauritius
   gained independence in   
1968
12 March. United Kingdom
Moldova
   gained independence in   
1991
27 August. Soviet Union
Mongolia
   gained independence in   
1921
11 July. China
Montenegro
   gained independence in   
2006
3 June. Serbia and Montenegro
Morocco
   gained independence in   
1956
2 March. France
Mozambique
   gained independence in   
1975
25 June. Portugal
México
   gained independence in   
1810
16 September. Spain
Namibia
   gained independence in   
1990
21 March. South African Mandate
Nauru
   gained independence in   
1968
31 January. Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom(from the Australia-New Zealand and United Kingdom- administered UN Trusteeship)
Netherlands
   gained independence in   
1579
Spain
New Zealand
   gained independence in   
1907
26 September. United Kingdom
Nicaragua
   gained independence in   
1821
15 September. Spain
Niger
   gained independence in   
1958
3 August. France
Nigeria
   gained independence in   
1960
1 October. United Kingdom
North Korea
   gained independence in   
1945
15 August. Japan
Norway
   gained independence in   
1905
7 June. Sweden (Norway declared the union with Sweden dissolved, 26 October 1905 Sweden agreed to the repeal of the Union)
Oman
   gained independence in   
1650
Portugal (expulsion of the Portuguese)
Pakistan
   gained independence in   
1947
14 August. United Kingdom
Palau
   gained independence in   
1994
1 October. United States(from the US-administered UN Trusteeship)
Panama
   gained independence in   
1903
3 November. Colombia (from Colombia: became independent from Spain 28 November 1821)
Papua New Guinea
   gained independence in   
1975
16 September. Australia (from the Australian-administered UN Trusteeship)
Paraguay
   gained independence in   
1811
14 May. Spain
Peru
   gained independence in   
1821
28 July. Spain
The Philippines
   gained independence in   
1946
4 July. United States
Qatar
   gained independence in   
1971
3 September. United Kingdom
The Republic of the Congo
   gained independence in   
1960
15 August. France
Romania
   gained independence in   
1881
Turkey (from Turkey; republic proclaimed 30 December 1947)
Russia
   gained independence in   
1991
24 August. Soviet Union
Rwanda
   gained independence in   
1962
1 July. Belgium (from Belgium-administered UN Trusteeship)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
   gained independence in   
1983
19 September. United Kingdom
Saint Lucia
   gained independence in   
1979
22 February. United Kingdom
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
   gained independence in   
1979
27 October. United Kingdom
Samoa
   gained independence in   
1962
1 January. New Zealand (from New Zealand-administered UN Trusteeship)
Sao Tome and Principe
   gained independence in   
1975
12 July. Portugal
Senegal
   gained independence in   
1960
4 April. France . Complete independence was achieved upon dissolution of the federation with Mali on 20 August 1960
Serbia
   gained independence in   
2006
May. Yugoslavia (after Montenegro declared independence from Yugoslavia)
Seychelles
   gained independence in   
1976
29 June. United Kingdom
Sierra Leone
   gained independence in   
1961
27 April. United Kingdom
Singapore
   gained independence in   
1965
9 August. Malaysia
Slovakia
   gained independence in   
1993
1 January. Czechoslovakia (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Slovenia
   gained independence in   
1991
25 June. Yugoslavia
Solomon Islands
   gained independence in   
1978
7 July. United Kingdom
Somalia
   gained independence in   
1960
1 July. British-Somaliland from a merger of British Somaliland which became independent from the UK
Somali Republic
   gained independence in   
1960
1 July. Italian Somaliland which became independent from the Italian- administered UN Trusteeship
South Africa
   gained independence in   
1910
31 May. United Kingdom
South Korea
   gained independence in   
1945
15 August. Japan
South Sudan
   gained independence in   
2011
Gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011
Sri Lanka
   gained independence in   
1948
4 February. United Kingdom
Sudan
   gained independence in   
1956
1 January. Egypt and United Kingdom
Suriname
   gained independence in   
1975
25 November. Netherlands
Swaziland
   gained independence in   
1968
6 September. United Kingdom
Syria
   gained independence in   
1946
17 April. France (from the League of Nations mandate under French-administration)
Tajikistan
   gained independence in   
1991
9 September. Soviet Union
Tanzania
   gained independence in   
1964
26 April. United Kingdom (from UK-administered UN Trusteeship). Renamed United Republic of Tanzania: 29 October 1964
Togo
   gained independence in   
1960
27 April. France (from French-administered UN Trusteeship)
Tonga
   gained independence in   
1970
4 June. United Kingdom (United Kingdom Protectorate)
Trinidad and Tobago
   gained independence in   
1962
31 August. United Kingdom
Tunisia
   gained independence in   
1956
20 March. France
Turkmenistan
   gained independence in   
1991
27 October. Soviet Union
Tuvalu
   gained independence in   
1978
1 October. United Kingdom
Uganda
   gained independence in   
1962
9 October. United Kingdom
Ukraine
   gained independence in   
1991
24 August. Soviet Union
United Arab Emirates
   gained independence in   
1971
2 December. United Kingdom
The United States
   gained independence in   
1776
4 July. Great Britain
Uruguay
   gained independence in   
1825
25 August. Brazil
Uzbekistan
   gained independence in   
1991
1 September. Soviet Union
Vanuatu
   gained independence in   
1980
30 July. France and United Kingdom
Venezuela
   gained independence in   
1811
5 July. Spain
Vietnam
   gained independence in   
1945
2 September. France
Western Sahara
   gained independence in   
1976
February 26. Spain
Zambia
   gained independence in   
1964
24 October. United Kingdom
Zimbabwe
   gained independence in   
1980
18 April. United Kingdom


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