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Countries that Gained Independence From The U.K.

Name the modern-day countries that gained their independence from the United Kingdom / Great Britain.
Source: Wikipedia
Refers to countries which after independence were not incorporated into the colonial empires of other nations
Year = first stage of independence
Quiz by Yosherax
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Last updated: June 10, 2022
First submittedJuly 1, 2015
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Year
Country
1776
United States
1867
Canada
1901
Australia
1907
New Zealand
1910
South Africa
1919
Afghanistan
1921
Ireland
1922
Egypt
1932
Iraq
1946
Jordan
1947
India
1947
Pakistan
1948
Israel
1948
Myanmar
1948
Sri Lanka
1956
Sudan
1957
Ghana
1957
Malaysia
1960
Cyprus
1960
Nigeria
Year
Country
1961
Kuwait
1961
Sierra Leone
1961
Tanzania
1962
Jamaica
1962
Trinidad and Tobago
1962
Uganda
1963
Kenya
1964
Malawi
1964
Malta
1964
Zambia
1965
Maldives
1965
Gambia
1966
Barbados
1966
Botswana
1966
Guyana
1966
Lesotho
1967
Yemen
1968
Mauritius
1968
Nauru
1968
Eswatini
Year
Country
1970
Fiji
1970
Tonga
1971
Bahrain
1971
Qatar
1971
United Arab Emirates
1973
Bahamas
1975
Grenada
1976
Seychelles
1978
Dominica
1978
Solomon Islands
1978
Tuvalu
1979
Kiribati
1979
Saint Lucia
1979
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
1980
Vanuatu
1980
Zimbabwe
1981
Antigua and Barbuda
1981
Belize
1983
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1984
Brunei
+29
Level 66
May 11, 2022
I've been on this site since ~2015 so it's great to finally get a quiz featured. This one is one of my oldest and I created it in 2015. Now I need to improve my score on my own quiz, which I notice I only have 4 out of 5 points on!
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Level 91
May 11, 2022
So, basically all the countries. :-p
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Level 87
Jun 7, 2022
More or less but it's easier to stick to certain areas before you start guessing away.
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Level 70
May 12, 2022
Incredible how quickly the world moved on from empire in the grand scheme of things. Most of these were still British during my parents childhood
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Level 44
Jun 2, 2022
Ikr, untill a couple of month ago I didn't even know the British had colonies in the 20th century.
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Level 68
May 12, 2022
Hey huge congratulations on your first featured quiz! It must be a special feeling after contributing to Jetpunk for so long :)
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Level 66
May 12, 2022
Thank you! It is a good feeling :)
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Level 71
May 13, 2022
Like Jiaozira said above, congrats on your first feature!
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Level 66
May 13, 2022
Cheers!
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Level 29
May 18, 2022
I know it would of been called East Pakistan back then but wouldn't Bangladesh be a country. :)
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Level 66
May 18, 2022
It doesn't count as a unique entry for this quiz because what is now Bangladesh was part of Pakistan at the time of Pakistan's independence - it is technically covered by the inclusion of Pakistan in this quiz.
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Level 84
Jun 7, 2022
Bangladesh declared independence from Pakistan. Not from the UK.
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2022
Shouldn't Germany be on there, as I believe they needed the Allies approval to become West Germany in 1949 and reunify in 1990?
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Level 73
Jun 7, 2022
That's not the same as independence, they were never a colony or territory of the UK.
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Level 76
Jun 7, 2022
Kenya should be 1963, not 1973
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2022
Thanks for the heads up.
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Level 61
Jun 7, 2022
The date for Kenya is incorrect as per the source.
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Level 66
Jun 10, 2022
Updated.
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Level 70
Jun 7, 2022
Please accept "St. Lucia" for "Saint Lucia," as you do for the other "Saints."
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Level 57
Jun 9, 2022
I typed in "stlucia" and that worked fine for me.
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Level 37
Jun 8, 2022
There was no such county as Israel prior to 1948. It was Mandatory Palestine.
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Level 84
Jun 8, 2022
who are you talking to and why do you think this makes sense? "Mandatory Palestine and Transjordan" wasn't a country it was a territory governed by the UK - which had been given the mandate of readying the territory for independence, one of many that had been carved out of the fallen Ottoman Empire, after World War 1. From this British-controlled territory the independent states of Israel and Jordan were declared. Pretty much the same way the dozens of other states were formed around the same time. Mysteriously, the formation of most of these states have never received as much myopic scrutiny or biased criticism as one particular one has.
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Level 64
Jun 9, 2022
Singapore?
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Level 66
Aug 24, 2022
Singapore split off of Malaysia after Malaysia was already an independent country.
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Level 66
Aug 24, 2022
Does Zimbabwe really count? Independence from the UK was declared in 1965 by the white minority government of Rhodesia. It was a de facto independent country until it became Zimbabwe in 1980.
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2022
Zimbabwe is an interesting case. I might either grey it out or put both 1965 and 1980 as years of independence.
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Level 60
Aug 31, 2022
Didn't Vanuatu gain independence from France and not the UK?
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Level ∞
Aug 31, 2022
It gained independence from a French/UK condominium.
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Level 22
Nov 27, 2022
Where is Hong Kong
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Level 22
Nov 27, 2022
nevermind i remembered that the U.K. gave Hong Kong to China