Countries that Gained Independence from the United States

Which five independent countries formerly belonged to the United States?
If a country had to gain independence multiple times, we are counting the most recent time
Countries administered by the US count
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Last updated: October 1, 2016
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Marshall Islands
FS Micronesia
Level 61
Sep 29, 2016
Huh, never knew Dominican Republic gained independence from the US.
Level 64
Sep 29, 2016
The US won it from Spain after the Spanish-American war.
Level 87
Sep 30, 2016
The Dominican Republic was independent of Spain long before the Spanish-American War. The U.S. occupied Dominican Republic for a while- 1916-1922- but while the U.S. imposed its will in many areas, it was only an occupation, not full possession.

And yes, I had no idea of this history and had to do some research for this comment. So thanks for the opportunity to learn something new.

Level 64
Sep 30, 2016
Read the first caveat.
Level 87
Sep 30, 2016
Then you need to include West Germany, Austria, and Japan at the end of WW2 (and maybe Iceland). Definitely Iraq in recent years. Maybe Grenada and Panama in the 80s. All of these were military occupations in the same way the Dominican Republic was a military occupation. But I would not count them- military occupations maintain a country's sovereignty but without self-rule, so it's more a withdrawal than independence.
Level 64
Sep 30, 2016
Dominican Republic will be removed.
Level 22
Sep 5, 2020
Liberia declared their independence from the United States on July 26th of 1847. On February 5th of 1862 their independence was recognized and officially granted by the United States government.
Level 60
Oct 1, 2020
Yeah, why is Liberia not here?
Level 55
Dec 9, 2020
Plz add Liberia
Level 28
Nov 29, 2021
Why no liberia or south korea

south korea was a territory of the usa after WW2 before it gained independance with north korea

Level 68
Jan 26, 2023
liberia haiti and dominican republic are missing