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AfghanistanAfghanistan 19 August 1919 (from UK control over Afghan foreign affairs)
AlbaniaAlbania 28 November 1912 (from the Ottoman Empire)
AlgeriaAlgeria 5 July 1962 (from France)
American SamoaAmerican Samoa none (territory of the US)
AndorraAndorra 1278 (formed under the joint suzerainty of the French Count of Foix and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel)
AngolaAngola 11 November 1975 (from Portugal)
AnguillaAnguilla none (overseas territory of the UK)
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda 1 November 1981 (from UK)
ArgentinaArgentina 9 July 1816 (from Spain)
ArmeniaArmenia 21 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)
ArubaAruba none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
AustraliaAustralia 1 January 1901 (federation of UK colonies)
AustriaAustria 976 (Margravate of Austria established); 17 September 1156 (Duchy of Austria founded); 11 August 1804 (Austrian Empire proclaimed); 12 November 1918 (republic proclaimed)
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 30 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
Bahamas, TheBahamas, The 10 July 1973 (from UK)
BahrainBahrain 15 August 1971 (from UK)
BangladeshBangladesh 16 December 1971 (from West Pakistan); note - 26 March 1971 is the date of independence from West Pakistan, 16 December 1971 is known as Victory Day and commemorates the official creation of the state of Bangladesh
BarbadosBarbados 30 November 1966 (from UK)
BelarusBelarus 25 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
BelgiumBelgium 4 October 1830 (a provisional government declared independence from the Netherlands); 21 July 1831 (King LEOPOLD I ascended to the throne)
BelizeBelize 21 September 1981 (from UK)
BeninBenin 1 August 1960 (from France)
BermudaBermuda none (overseas territory of the UK)
BhutanBhutan 1907 (became a unified kingdom under its first hereditary king)
BoliviaBolivia 6 August 1825 (from Spain)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina 1 March 1992 (from Yugoslavia; referendum for independence completed 1 March 1992; independence declared 3 March 1992)
BotswanaBotswana 30 September 1966 (from UK)
BrazilBrazil 7 September 1822 (from Portugal)
British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands none (overseas territory of the UK)
BruneiBrunei 1 January 1984 (from UK)
BulgariaBulgaria 3 March 1878 (as an autonomous principality within the Ottoman Empire); 22 September 1908 (complete independence from the Ottoman Empire)
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 5 August 1960 (from France)
BurmaBurma 4 January 1948 (from UK)
BurundiBurundi 1 July 1962 (from UN trusteeship under Belgian administration)
CambodiaCambodia 9 November 1953 (from France)
CameroonCameroon 1 January 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship)
CanadaCanada 1 July 1867 (union of British North American colonies); 11 December 1931 (recognized by UK)
Cape VerdeCape Verde 5 July 1975 (from Portugal)
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands none (overseas territory of the UK)
Central African RepublicCentral African Republic 13 August 1960 (from France)
ChadChad 11 August 1960 (from France)
ChileChile 18 September 1810 (from Spain)
ChinaChina 221 BC (unification under the Qin or Ch'in Dynasty); 1 January 1912 (Manchu Dynasty replaced by a Republic); 1 October 1949 (People's Republic established)
Christmas IslandChristmas Island none (territory of Australia)
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos (Keeling) Islands none (territory of Australia)
ColombiaColombia 20 July 1810 (from Spain)
ComorosComoros 6 July 1975 (from France)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Democratic Republic of the 30 June 1960 (from Belgium)
Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 15 August 1960 (from France)
Cook IslandsCook Islands none (became self-governing in free association with New Zealand on 4 August 1965 and has the right at any time to move to full independence by unilateral action)
Costa RicaCosta Rica 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 7 August 1960 (from France)
CroatiaCroatia 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)
CubaCuba 20 May 1902 (from Spain 10 December 1898; administered by the US from 1898 to 1902); not acknowledged by the Cuban Government as a day of independence
CyprusCyprus 16 August 1960 (from UK); note - Turkish Cypriots proclaimed self-rule on 13 February 1975 and independence in 1983, but these proclamations are only recognized by Turkey
Czech RepublicCzech Republic 1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
DenmarkDenmark first organized as a unified state in 10th century; in 1849 became a constitutional monarchy
DjiboutiDjibouti 27 June 1977 (from France)
DominicaDominica 3 November 1978 (from UK)
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic 27 February 1844 (from Haiti)
EcuadorEcuador 24 May 1822 (from Spain)
EgyptEgypt 28 February 1922 (from UK)
El SalvadorEl Salvador 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea 12 October 1968 (from Spain)
EritreaEritrea 24 May 1993 (from Ethiopia)
EstoniaEstonia 20 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
EthiopiaEthiopia oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world - at least 2,000 years
European UnionEuropean Union 7 February 1992 (Maastricht Treaty signed establishing the EU); 1 November 1993 (Maastricht Treaty entered into force)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) none (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)
Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands none (part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)
FijiFiji 10 October 1970 (from UK)
FinlandFinland 6 December 1917 (from Russia)
FranceFrance 486 (Frankish tribes unified); 843 (Western Francia established from the division of the Carolingian Empire)
French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia none (overseas lands of France)
GabonGabon 17 August 1960 (from France)
Gambia, TheGambia, The 18 February 1965 (from UK)
GeorgiaGeorgia 9 April 1991 (from Soviet Union)
GermanyGermany 18 January 1871 (German Empire unification); divided into four zones of occupation (UK, US, USSR, and later, France) in 1945 following World War II; Federal Republic of Germany (FRG or West Germany) proclaimed 23 May 1949 and included the former UK, US, and French zones; German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) proclaimed 7 October 1949 and included the former USSR zone; unification of West Germany and East Germany took place 3 October 1990; all four powers formally relinquished rights 15 March 1991
GhanaGhana 6 March 1957 (from UK)
GibraltarGibraltar none (overseas territory of the UK)
GreeceGreece 1829 (from the Ottoman Empire)
GreenlandGreenland none (extensive self-rule as part of the Kingdom of Denmark; foreign affairs is the responsibility of Denmark, but Greenland actively participates in international agreements relating to Greenland)
GrenadaGrenada 7 February 1974 (from UK)
GuamGuam none (territory of the US)
GuatemalaGuatemala 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
GuernseyGuernsey none (British crown dependency)
GuineaGuinea 2 October 1958 (from France)
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 24 September 1973 (declared); 10 September 1974 (recognized by Portugal)
GuyanaGuyana 26 May 1966 (from UK)
HaitiHaiti 1 January 1804 (from France)
Holy See (Vatican City)Holy See (Vatican City) 11 February 1929 (from Italy); note - the three treaties signed with Italy on 11 February 1929 acknowledged, among other things, the full sovereignty of the Vatican and established its territorial extent; however, the origin of the Papal States, which over the years have varied considerably in extent, may be traced back to the 8th century
HondurasHonduras 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
Hong KongHong Kong none (special administrative region of China)
HungaryHungary 25 December 1000 (crowning of King STEPHEN I, traditional founding date)
IcelandIceland 1 December 1918 (became a sovereign state under the Danish Crown); 17 June 1944 (from Denmark)
IndiaIndia 15 August 1947 (from UK)
IndonesiaIndonesia 17 August 1945 (declared)

note: recognized by the Netherlands on 27 December 1949; in August 2005, the Netherlands announced it recognized de facto Indonesian independence on 17 August 1945
IranIran 1 April 1979 (Islamic Republic of Iran proclaimed)
IraqIraq 3 October 1932 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration); note - on 28 June 2004 the Coalition Provisional Authority transferred sovereignty to the Iraqi-controlled Government
IrelandIreland 6 December 1921 (from UK by treaty)
Isle of ManIsle of Man none (British crown dependency)
IsraelIsrael 14 May 1948 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
ItalyItaly 17 March 1861 (Kingdom of Italy proclaimed; Italy was not finally unified until 1870)
JamaicaJamaica 6 August 1962 (from UK)
JapanJapan 660 B.C. (traditional founding by Emperor JIMMU)
JerseyJersey none (British crown dependency)
JordanJordan 25 May 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
KazakhstanKazakhstan 16 December 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
KenyaKenya 12 December 1963 (from UK)
KiribatiKiribati 12 July 1979 (from UK)
Korea, NorthKorea, North 15 August 1945 (from Japan)
Korea, SouthKorea, South 15 August 1945 (from Japan)
KuwaitKuwait 19 June 1961 (from UK)
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 31 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
LaosLaos 19 July 1949 (from France)
LatviaLatvia 18 November 1918 (from Soviet Russia)
LebanonLebanon 22 November 1943 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)
LesothoLesotho 4 October 1966 (from UK)
LiberiaLiberia 26 July 1847
LibyaLibya 24 December 1951 (from UN trusteeship)
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 23 January 1719 (Principality of Liechtenstein established); 12 July 1806 (independence from the Holy Roman Empire)
LithuaniaLithuania 11 March 1990 (declared); 6 September 1991 (recognized by Soviet Union)
LuxembourgLuxembourg 1839 (from the Netherlands)
MacauMacau none (special administrative region of China)
MacedoniaMacedonia 8 September 1991 (referendum by registered voters endorsed independence from Yugoslavia)
MadagascarMadagascar 26 June 1960 (from France)
MalawiMalawi 6 July 1964 (from UK)
MalaysiaMalaysia 31 August 1957 (from UK)
MaldivesMaldives 26 July 1965 (from UK)
MaliMali 22 September 1960 (from France)
MaltaMalta 21 September 1964 (from UK)
Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands 21 October 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)
MauritaniaMauritania 28 November 1960 (from France)
MauritiusMauritius 12 March 1968 (from UK)
MayotteMayotte none (territorial overseas collectivity of France)
MexicoMexico 16 September 1810 (declared); 27 September 1821 (recognized by Spain)
Micronesia, Federated States ofMicronesia, Federated States of 3 November 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)
MoldovaMoldova 27 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
MonacoMonaco 1419 (beginning of rule by the House of Grimaldi)
MongoliaMongolia 11 July 1921 (from China)
MontenegroMontenegro 3 June 2006 (from Serbia and Montenegro)
MontserratMontserrat none (overseas territory of the UK)
MoroccoMorocco 2 March 1956 (from France)
MozambiqueMozambique 25 June 1975 (from Portugal)
NamibiaNamibia 21 March 1990 (from South African mandate)
NauruNauru 31 January 1968 (from the Australia-, NZ-, and UK-administered UN trusteeship)
NepalNepal 1768 (unified by Prithvi Narayan SHAH)
NetherlandsNetherlands 23 January 1579 (the northern provinces of the Low Countries conclude the Union of Utrecht breaking with Spain; on 26 July 1581 they formally declared their independence with an Act of Abjuration; however, it was not until 30 January 1648 and the Peace of Westphalia that Spain recognized this independence)
Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles none (part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
New CaledoniaNew Caledonia none (overseas territory of France); note - a referendum on independence was held in 1998 but did not pass; a new referendum is scheduled for 2014
New ZealandNew Zealand 26 September 1907 (from UK)
NicaraguaNicaragua 15 September 1821 (from Spain)
NigerNiger 3 August 1960 (from France)
NigeriaNigeria 1 October 1960 (from UK)
NiueNiue on 19 October 1974, Niue became a self-governing parliamentary government in free association with New Zealand
Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island none (territory of Australia)
Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands none (commonwealth in political union with the US)
NorwayNorway 7 June 1905 (Norway declared the union with Sweden dissolved); 26 October 1905 (Sweden agreed to the repeal of the union)
OmanOman 1650 (expulsion of the Portuguese)
PakistanPakistan 14 August 1947 (from British India)
PalauPalau 1 October 1994 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)
PanamaPanama 3 November 1903 (from Colombia; became independent from Spain 28 November 1821)
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea 16 September 1975 (from the Australian-administered UN trusteeship)
ParaguayParaguay 14 May 1811 (from Spain)
PeruPeru 28 July 1821 (from Spain)
PhilippinesPhilippines 12 June 1898 (independence proclaimed from Spain); 4 July 1946 (from the US)
Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islands none (overseas territory of the UK)
PolandPoland 11 November 1918 (republic proclaimed)
PortugalPortugal 1143 (Kingdom of Portugal recognized); 5 October 1910 (republic proclaimed)
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico none (territory of the US with commonwealth status)
QatarQatar 3 September 1971 (from UK)
RomaniaRomania 9 May 1877 (independence proclaimed from the Ottoman Empire; independence recognized 13 July 1878 by the Treaty of Berlin); 26 March 1881 (kingdom proclaimed); 30 December 1947 (republic proclaimed)
RussiaRussia 24 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)
RwandaRwanda 1 July 1962 (from Belgium-administered UN trusteeship)
Saint BarthelemySaint Barthelemy none (overseas collectivity of France)
Saint HelenaSaint Helena none (overseas territory of the UK)
Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis 19 September 1983 (from UK)
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 22 February 1979 (from UK)
Saint MartinSaint Martin none (overseas collectivity of France)
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon none (territorial collectivity of France; has been under French control since 1763)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 27 October 1979 (from UK)
SamoaSamoa 1 January 1962 (from New Zealand-administered UN trusteeship)
San MarinoSan Marino 3 September AD 301
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe 12 July 1975 (from Portugal)
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 23 September 1932 (unification of the kingdom)
SenegalSenegal 4 April 1960 (from France); note - complete independence achieved upon dissolution of federation with Mali on 20 August 1960
SerbiaSerbia 5 June 2006 (from Serbia and Montenegro)
SeychellesSeychelles 29 June 1976 (from UK)
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 27 April 1961 (from UK)
SingaporeSingapore 9 August 1965 (from Malaysian Federation)
SlovakiaSlovakia 1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
SloveniaSlovenia 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 7 July 1978 (from UK)
SomaliaSomalia 1 July 1960 (from a merger of British Somaliland, which became independent from the UK on 26 June 1960, and Italian Somaliland, which became independent from the Italian-administered UN trusteeship on 1 July 1960, to form the Somali Republic)
South AfricaSouth Africa 31 May 1910 (Union of South Africa formed from four British colonies: Cape Colony, Natal, Transvaal, and Orange Free State); 31 May 1961 (republic declared) 27 April 1994 (majority rule)
SpainSpain the Iberian peninsula was characterized by a variety of independent kingdoms prior to the Muslim occupation that began in the early 8th century A.D. and lasted nearly seven centuries; the small Christian redoubts of the north began the reconquest almost immediately, culminating in the seizure of Granada in 1492; this event completed the unification of several kingdoms and is traditionally considered the forging of present-day Spain
Sri LankaSri Lanka 4 February 1948 (from UK)
SudanSudan 1 January 1956 (from Egypt and UK)
SurinameSuriname 25 November 1975 (from the Netherlands)
SvalbardSvalbard none (territory of Norway)
SwazilandSwaziland 6 September 1968 (from UK)
SwedenSweden 6 June 1523 (Gustav VASA elected king)
SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1 August 1291 (founding of the Swiss Confederation)
SyriaSyria 17 April 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under French administration)
TajikistanTajikistan 9 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)
TanzaniaTanzania 26 April 1964; Tanganyika became independent 9 December 1961 (from UK-administered UN trusteeship); Zanzibar became independent 19 December 1963 (from UK); Tanganyika united with Zanzibar 26 April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar; renamed United Republic of Tanzania 29 October 1964
ThailandThailand 1238 (traditional founding date; never colonized)
Timor-LesteTimor-Leste 28 November 1975 (independence proclaimed from Portugal); note - 20 May 2002 is the official date of international recognition of Timor-Leste's independence from Indonesia
TogoTogo 27 April 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship)
TokelauTokelau none (territory of New Zealand)
TongaTonga 4 June 1970 (from UK protectorate)
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago 31 August 1962 (from UK)
TunisiaTunisia 20 March 1956 (from France)
TurkeyTurkey 29 October 1923 (successor state to the Ottoman Empire)
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 27 October 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands none (overseas territory of the UK)
TuvaluTuvalu 1 October 1978 (from UK)
UgandaUganda 9 October 1962 (from UK)
UkraineUkraine 24 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union)
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates 2 December 1971 (from UK)
United KingdomUnited Kingdom England has existed as a unified entity since the 10th century; the union between England and Wales, begun in 1284 with the Statute of Rhuddlan, was not formalized until 1536 with an Act of Union; in another Act of Union in 1707, England and Scotland agreed to permanently join as Great Britain; the legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland was implemented in 1801, with the adoption of the name the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 formalized a partition of Ireland; six northern Irish counties remained part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland and the current name of the country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was adopted in 1927
United StatesUnited States 4 July 1776 (from Great Britain)
UruguayUruguay 25 August 1825 (from Brazil)
UzbekistanUzbekistan 1 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)
VanuatuVanuatu 30 July 1980 (from France and UK)
VenezuelaVenezuela 5 July 1811 (from Spain)
VietnamVietnam 2 September 1945 (from France)
Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands none (territory of the US)
Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futuna none (overseas territory of France)
YemenYemen 22 May 1990 (Republic of Yemen was established with the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic [Yemen (Sanaa) or North Yemen] and the Marxist-dominated People's Democratic Republic of Yemen [Yemen (Aden) or South Yemen]); note - previously North Yemen became independent in November 1918 (from the Ottoman Empire) and became a republic with the overthrow of the theocratic Imamate in 1962; South Yemen became independent on 30 November 1967 (from the UK)
ZambiaZambia 24 October 1964 (from UK)
ZimbabweZimbabwe 18 April 1980 (from UK)
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