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Can you link each of these countries to their year of Independence?
Independence real or declared
Note concerning Canada: the date is that of the beginning of the process of progressive independence of the country
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Last updated: May 15, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 21, 2022
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Bangladesh
Brazil
Canada
Cuba
D.R. Congo
Eritrea
India
Liberia
Mexico
South Sudan
Turkey
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2022
Cool quiz. Isn't Canada's date in independence up for debate?
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Level 70
Mar 18, 2022
See note in caveat.
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Level 43
Jan 4, 2024
1867: De facto self rule domestically (usual date for independence colloquially)

1931: Control over foreign policy and practical full political independence

1981: Patriation of constitution (which is still technically not ratified lol)

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Level 43
Feb 25, 2022
I just love these timelines you make. Wonderful. Would like to feature this, but I cannot lol.
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Level 70
Feb 25, 2022
Thank you MG17 that's nice of you :)
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2022
Canada was definitely not made independent in 1867. All that happened was that three colonies were united into one.

Canada gained it's independence from the UK after WW1.

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Level 70
Mar 18, 2022
I grant you it was not a total independence from UK but rather the creation of a country from 3 colonies and the partial acquisition of sovereignty for this newly born country. I have added this precision in caveat.
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Level 79
May 15, 2022
partial independence is like being slightly born. The Dominions became fully independent in 1931.
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Level 70
May 15, 2022
You are right: Canada became fully independant in 1931. That is the reason why I added this little caveat stating that the date to be found is that of the beginning of the process of progressive independence of the country
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Level 82
May 15, 2022
It's kind of fluid for Canada, Australia, NZ and some others. Depends what you count.
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Level 77
May 15, 2022
As a Canadian history teacher, I can assure you that 1931 isn’t particularly important in terms of Canadian independence from Britain. If 1931 is the date of independence based on the Statute of Westminster, then South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand would all have the same date of independence, too. For Canada, important milestones for autonomy happened continuously since 1867, establishing degrees of independence. Canada had a seat at the Paris Peace Conference and the League of Nations after WWI, and was considered a separate entity from the UK by most of the international community.
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Level 77
May 15, 2022
Further, Canada demonstrated further autonomy in the 1920s by signing international treaties without British input, reduced the role of the Governor General to a representative role, and refused to assist Britain in the Chanak Crisis, all before Lord Balfour ever did the report that led to the Statute of Westminster. In fact, Balfour’s findings were partially predicated by the King-Byng affair in Canada, when Canadian Prime Minister King utterly embarrassed and diminished the British Governor General Byng (it’s a long story…). Anyway, Canada never actually existed on its own legal accord until 1982 when the Canadian Charter was written, so 1931 is certainly not the date that matters here. It was de facto independent before that and the government only legally existed based on British colonial documents after that (the BNA Act). Anyway, I think 1867 makes far more sense than 1931. Especially since that’s the date Canada recognizes as it’s birth date. :)
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Level 77
Jul 10, 2022
Update: upon further reflection, Canada never actually got around to the writing a new constitution! It is still just the BNA Act—but as of 1982 it is kept in Ottawa and not London! And legally the Canadian government can amend the constitution, but it’d require the support of two thirds of the provinces and 50% of the population… and it hasn’t happened yet. The Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords both failed. Anyway, I maintain that 1867 makes the most sense for this quiz.
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Level 79
Jul 13, 2023
Interesting stuff Dimby, thank you.,
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Level 50
Jul 10, 2022
Totally agree. Canada's independence was 1867 and probably does not need a caveat but ok.
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Level 39
Apr 12, 2023
the dominion of canada, although the process was started and assumed it gained independence after their lfag change to the maple leaf, however canada was still separate from britain as of 1867
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Level 57
May 14, 2022
Congrats on another feature! Awesome quiz, very well made!
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Level 71
May 15, 2022
please make more like this!
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Level 85
May 16, 2022
It might be helpful to add a note that some of these countries have had internal revolutions after becoming independent.
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Level 68
May 17, 2022
Very creative! Nice Job!
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Level 57
May 20, 2022
So many feautures! congrats!
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Level 70
Jul 10, 2022
Very nice idea
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Level 22
Jul 10, 2022
Nice quiz. I loved it. Can you add Algeria to it? They are celebrating 60 years of independance
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Level 62
Jul 10, 2022
Turkey didn't really become independent in 1923, that's just when it changed its name and became republic
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Level 52
Jul 10, 2022
If Turkey became independent in 1923, then Russia became independent in 1991, the date when a hegemonic power in an empire lost its colonies.
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Level 65
Jul 10, 2022
so many wrong points in this statements clearly you don't know much about the history of Turkey
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Level 64
Jul 11, 2022
Turkey became independent in 1923 after the Greco-Turkish war. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco-Turkish_War_(1919%E2%80%931922)
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Level 65
Jul 10, 2022
Turkish National Movement (later founders of the Republic of Turkey) fought an independence war between 1919-1923 against UK, France, Greece and Armenia and Ottoman Empire. Check your facts.
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Level 75
Aug 21, 2022
An "independence war" implies you have been occupied and/or enslaved, much like Turkey did to the Eastern Mediterranean for centuries.

The Balkan countries and the Arabs won their independence against Turkey, the Turks simply fought back an invasion by Greeks and Armenians after losing in WWI and carrying out ethnic cleansing on both of these groups.

They are the legal successor of the Ottomans and their cultural successor in all but name, even the flag is almost the same. Hence, there is no Turkish war of independence because they were never occupied by anyone and they still bully all countries around them.

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Level 39
Apr 12, 2023
well i mean turkey just broke away from the ottoman empre, ad russia just broke away from the USSR in 1991
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Level 71
Jul 10, 2022
11/12 - not bad for completely guessing from my knowledge of overall world history.
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Level 62
Jul 10, 2022
I learned a lot! Thank you for putting this together!
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2024
Tough! but educational!

Will have to get back to it someday and see if I have actually learned something haha (I guess it depends on how long I stay away, I think after 6 months you sort of forgotten you took it but consciously or not retained some info. But after like 5 years there is a good chance it is gone again. So best to come I think is somewhere between 0,5 year and 1,5 year)