Which countries used to have colonies but lost them before the beginning of WW2

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Level 71
Apr 7, 2017
Denmark still has Greenland even today so how is it on here?
Level 62
Jan 12, 2019
Greenland is not a colony, it is a country within the kingdom of Denmark. Much like Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland being in the United Kingdom.
Level 70
Jan 26, 2018
they also owned Iceland during ww2.
Level 62
Jan 12, 2019
Like Greenland, Iceland used to be a country within the kingdom of Denmark.
Level 71
Jul 20, 2019
But what about Oman tho
Level 62
Jul 30, 2019
What about Oman? Please can you elaborate?
Level 16
Jul 29, 2019
What about Austria, Turkey/Ottomans, Greece and Russia/USSR? And probably even someone else whom I can't recall at the moment.

And about the Danish thing, Greenland was colony with no representation in government all the way until 1953.

Level 62
Jul 30, 2019
Please can you give examples of their colonies? Do you have a link to where Greenland was referred to as a colony of Denmark from 1933 to 1940?
Level 50
Aug 12, 2021
austria had a short lived colony in Mozambique and in tianjin, belgium had also in tianjin plus in Guatemala, the ottomans had a shortlived zanzibar colony, russia had one in Hawaii and Djibouti, norway had in Canada,oman owned a lot of the eastern african coast, latvia had trinindad and gambia and finally little salzburg used to own Venezuela. I'm probably still missing some
Level 40
Feb 24, 2022
i think poland lithuania also had a colony in madagascar, trinidad, and cameroon
Level 72
Nov 1, 2022
None of those were official claims and therefore they have never been incorporated.