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

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Sweden
Germany
Denmark
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2017
Denmark still has Greenland even today so how is it on here?
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Level 63
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.
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Level 69
Jan 26, 2018
they also owned Iceland during ww2.
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Level 63
Jan 12, 2019
Like Greenland, Iceland used to be a country within the kingdom of Denmark.
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Level 67
Jul 20, 2019
But what about Oman tho
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Level 63
Jul 30, 2019
What about Oman? Please can you elaborate?
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Level 17
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.

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Level 63
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?
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Level 49
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
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Level 39
Feb 24, 2022
i think poland lithuania also had a colony in madagascar, trinidad, and cameroon