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An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony or part of another state, more rarely after the end of a military occupation. Most countries honour their respective independence day as a national holiday and some countries or nations' independence-date honours are contested. Independence Day can refer to: Independence Day, an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nations assumption of independent statehood. ... A celebration is a joyous observation on the occasion of a special event: - Personal Level birth, etc. ... An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. ... For other uses, see Nation (disambiguation). ... This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. ... This article is about a type of political territory. ... Look up Occupation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The following is a partial list of independence days of countries around the world:

Country Date Significant event
Afghanistan August 19 Independence from United Kingdom control over Afghan foreign affairs in 1919.
Albania November 28 (Dita e Pavarësisë) Declared by Ismail Qemali in 1912 and signalled the end of five centuries of Ottoman rule.
Algeria July 5 Independence from France in 1962.
Andorra March 14 Independence from France and Spain in 1993.
Angola November 11 Portugal grants independence to its former colony in 1975.
Antigua and Barbuda November 1 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.
Argentina July 9 Independence declared from Spain in 1816.
Armenia May 28 Independence from Turkey in 1918.
Armenia September 21 Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Azerbaijan October 18 Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Bahamas July 10 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1973.
Bahrain August 15 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1971.
Bangladesh March 26 Independence was declared from Pakistan and this led to a nine month war ending on December 16, 1971.
Barbados November 30 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.
Belarus July 3 Liberation of Minsk from German occupation by Soviet troops in 1944.
Belgium July 21 (Belgian revolution) Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld takes the oath as first king of the Belgians in 1831.
Belize September 21 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1981. See September Celebrations.
Benin August 1 Independence from France in 1960.
Bolivia August 6 Independence from Spain in 1825.
Bosnia and Herzegovina March 1 Independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992.
Botswana September 30 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.
Brazil September 7 (Sete de Setembro) Declared Independence from Portugal on that date in 1822. It was declared by Dom Pedro I, son of the King of Portugal and the first Brazilian Emperor, but the independence act was not recognized until August 29, 1825.
Brunei January 1 Independence from United Kingdom in 1984
Bulgaria September 22 Independence from Ottoman Empire in 1878
Burkina Faso August 5 Independence from France in 1960
Burundi July 1 Independence from Belgium in 1962
Cape Verde Islands July 5 (Cape Verde Independence Day) Independence from Portugal in 1975.
Chad August 11 Independence from France in 1960.
Chile February 12 Declared Independence from Spain on that date in 1818. Actually, Chileans celebrate the date of the first Government Junta, September 18. This date was not recognized as until 25 April 1844.
Colombia July 20 and August 07 Independence from Spain in 1810.
Democratic Republic of the Congo June 30 Independence from Belgium in 1960.
Costa Rica September 15 Independence from Spain in 1821.
Croatia October 8 Independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
Cyprus October 1 Independence from the United Kingdom on August 16, 1960, but Cyprus Independence Day is commonly celebrated on October 1.[1][2]
Czech & Slovak Republics October 28

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Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast Coordinates: Country Subdivision Belarus Minsk Founded 1067 Government  - Mayor Mikhail Pavlov Area  - City 305. ... Soviet redirects here. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the historical Belgian Revolution of the 1830s. ... Leopold I of the Belgians (Leopold George Christian Frederick of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, later of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) (b. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The September Celebrations are a pair of holidays in the Central American nation of Belize only eleven days apart. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto Brotherhood and Unity Anthem Hey, Slavs Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian (spoken throughout the territory), Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian (all official), and languages of other nationalities. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Motto: Unity, Work, Progress Anthem: Cântico da Liberdade Capital Praia Largest city Praia Official language(s) Portuguese (official) and nine Portuguese Creoles Government Republic  - President Pedro Pires  - Prime Minister José Maria Neves Independence from Portugal   - Recognized July 5, 1975  Area    - Total 4,033 km² (165th)   1,557 sq mi... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Chile Spain Commanders José Miguel Carrera Bernardo OHiggins Antonio Pareja Gabino Gaínza Mariano Osorio Casualties Unknown 1,000 Killed or Wounded, 2,000 Prisoners The independence of Chile from Spain was officially achieved on February 12, 1818. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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As Czechoslovakia, marking restored independence from Austria-Hungary in 1918.

As Czechoslovakia, marking the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Non-violent protesters face armed policemen The Velvet Revolution (Czech: , Slovak: ) (November 16 – December 29, 1989) refers to a non-violent revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the Communist government there;[1] it is seen as one of the most important of the Revolutions of 1989. ...

Dominican Republic February 27 Independence from Haiti in 1844, after a 22-year occupation.
East Timor May 20 Independence from Indonesia in 2002.
Ecuador August 10 and May 24 Proclaimed independence from Spain in August 10, 1809, but failed with the execution of all the conspirators of the movement in August 2, 1810. Independence finally occurred in May 24, 1822 at Battle of Pichincha.
El Salvador September 15 Independence from Spain in 1821
Eritrea May 24 Independence from Ethiopia in 1993.
Estonia February 24 Independence from the Bolshevist Russia in 1918.
Finland December 6 Independence Day of Finland Independence from Russia in 1917.
Republic of Macedonia September 8 (Den na nezavisnosta or Ден на независноста) Independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
The Gambia February 18 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1965.
Georgia May 26

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Day of First Republic in 1918.

Independence from USSR in 1991. State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ...

Ghana March 6 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1957.
Greece March 25 Declaration of independence from Ottoman Empire in 1821. Start of the Greek War of Independence
Guatemala September 15 Independence from Spain in 1821.
Guyana May 26 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.
Haiti January 1 Declaration of Independence from France in 1804.
Hawaiʻi November 28 Independence from Great Britain in 1843.
Honduras September 15 Independence from Kingdom of Spain in 1821.
Iceland June 17 Independence from Kingdom of Denmark in 1944.
India August 15 Independence (Freedom/svatantrataa/स्वतंत्रता) from the United Kingdom in 1947.
Indonesia August 17 Proclamation of Independence day (Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan R.I.) from the Netherlands. Independence from Japan in 1945.
Ireland Easter Monday Proclamation of the Irish Republic commencing the Easter Rising in 1916.
Israel 5 Iyar (Yom Ha'atzmaut) celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nearest to 5 Iyar, so it actually occurs between the 3rd and 6th of Iyar, which may fall between April 15 and May 15. The Gregorian date in which Israeli independence was proclaimed is May 14, 1948 (from the British Mandate of Palestine).
Jamaica August 6 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1962.
Jordan May 25 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1946.
Kazakhstan December 16 Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Kenya December 12 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.
Korea, North September 9 Founding of the DPRK in 1948.
Korea, South August 15 (Gwangbokjeol) Independence from Japan in 1945.
Kosovo February 17 Independence from Serbia in 2008.
Kuwait January 26 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1961.
Kyrgyzstan August 31 Independence from USSR in 1991.
Latvia November 18
4 May
Independence from Russia in 1918.
Independence from Soviet Union in 1990
Lebanon November 22 Independence from France in 1943.
Lesotho October 4 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.
Liberia July 26 Independence in 1847.
Lithuania February 16 and March 11 Independence from Russia and Germany in February, 1918; independence from the Soviet Union in March, 1990.
Madagascar June 26 Independence from France in 1960.
Malawi July 6 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1964.
Malaysia August 31 (Hari Merdeka) Independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Maldives July 26 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
Mali September 22 Independence from France in 1960
Malta September 21 (Independence Day (Malta)) Independence from the United Kingdom in 1964.
Mauritius March 12 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1968.
Mexico September 16 (Grito de Dolores) Independence from Spain declared in 1810. Recognized on September 27, 1821
Moldova August 27 Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991
Mongolia November 26 Independence from China on July 11, 1921
Montenegro May 21 Independence from State union with Serbia, in 2006
Morocco March 2 Independence from France and Spain in 1956
Mozambique June 25 Independence from Portugal in 1975
Myanmar January 4 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1948
Namibia March 21 Independence from South African mandate in 1990
Nicaragua September 15 Independence from Spain in 1821
Niger August 3 Independence from France in 1960
Nigeria October 1 Independence from United Kingdom in 1960
Norway June 7 Union Dissolution Day, Independence from the union with Sweden in 1905.
Pakistan August 14 (Yaum e Azadi) Independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.
Panama November 28 Independence from Spain in 1821. The 1903 separation from Colombia is also celebrated (on November 3, Separation Day).
Papua New Guinea September 16 Independence from Australia of the former Territories of New Guinea, and Papua, in 1975.
Paraguay May 15 (Día de Independencia) Independence from Spain in 1811.
Peru July 28 Independence from Spain in 1821.
Philippines June 12 (Araw ng Kalayaan) Independence from Spain in 1898.
Poland November 11 (Święto Niepodległości) Restoration of Poland's independence in 1918 after 123 years of partitions by Austro-Hungary, Prussia, and Russia.
Portugal December 1 Restoration of Portugal's independence (from Spain) in 1640.

The country's original independence (from the Kingdom of León) was recognized on 5 October of 1143. That day is a holiday in Portugal, but for a different reason. (Implantation of the Republic, or Republic Day. Event of 1910.) Note that none of these events are similar to today's declarations or recognition of independence as these are in fact the recognition of the rule of a king to the land. Portugal existed as a separate entity before 1143 and during the union with Spain between 1580-1640. is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1683, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–1365) Edirne (1365–1453) Ä°stanbul (1453–1922) Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 (first) Osman I  - 1918–22 (last) Mehmed VI Grand Viziers  - 1320... Combatants Greek revolutionaries United Kingdom France Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire Egyptian Khedivate Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis Alexander Ypsilanti Georgios Karaiskakis Omer Vryonis Mahmud Dramali Pasha ReÅŸid Mehmed Pasha Ibrahim Pasha. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto Ua mau ke ea o ka āina i ka pono Anthem Hawaii Ponoi Kingdom of Hawaii Capital Lahaina (until 1845) Honolulu (from 1845) Language(s) Hawaiian, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1795–1819 Kamehameha I  - 1891–1893 Liliuokalani Provisional Government  - 1893-1894 Committee of Safety History  - Inception 1795  - Unification... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kingdom of Spain or Spain (Spanish and Galician: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kingdom of Denmark is geographically the smallest Nordic country and is part of the European Union. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... Indias Independence Day (Hindi: स्वतंत्रता दिवस) is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Roman Catholic cultures. ... The Proclamation of the Republic, also known as the 1916 Proclamation or Easter Proclamation, was a document issued by the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army during the Easter Rising in Ireland, which began on 24 April 1916. ... Combatants Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, Irish Republican Brotherhood British Army Royal Irish Constabulary Commanders Patrick Pearse, James Connolly Brigadier-General Lowe General Sir John Maxwell Strength 1250 in Dublin, c. ... Iyar (Standard Hebrew אִייָּר Iyyar, Tiberian Hebrew אִיָּר ʾIyyār: from Akkadian ayyaru Rosette; blossom) is the eighth month of the ecclesiastical year and the second month of the civil year on the Hebrew calendar. ... Yom Haatzmaut (Hebrew: ), Israeli Independence Day, commemorates the declaration of independence of Israel in 1948. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ... is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maltese Independence Day is held on September 21. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Statue of Miguel Hidalgo in front of church, Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato The Grito de Dolores was the call for insurrection against the authorities of Mexico given by Miguel Hidalgo on September 16, 1810, in the town of Dolores, near Guanajuato. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article is about the country in Europe. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthem: Kaba Ma Kyei Capital Naypyidaw , Largest city Yangon (Rangoon) Official languages Burmese Recognised regional languages Jingpho, Shan, Karen, Mon, Rakhine Demonym Burmese Government Military junta  -  Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Senior General Than Shwe  -  Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Vice-Senior General... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up South Africa on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Government South Africa Government Online official government site Parliament of South Africa official site Statistics South Africa official government site News AllAfrica. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pakistans independence day (also known as Yom-e-Istiqlal (Urdu: یوم استقلال) or Yaum-e-Azadi) is observed on 14 August, the day on which Pakistan became independent from British rule within then what was known as the British Raj in 1947. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The proclamation of the independence of the Philippines from Spain by General Emilio Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898 as depicted on the back of the old 5-peso bill. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Polish Independence Day (Polish: ) is a public holiday in Poland celebrating every year on 11th November to commemorate the anniversary of a nations assumption of independent statehood. ... The Partitions of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Polish: Rozbiór Polski or Rozbiory Polski; Lithuanian: Lietuvos-Lenkijos padalijimai, Belarusian: Падзелы Рэчы Паспалітай) took place in the 18th century and ended the existence of the sovereign Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation). ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Coat of arms Kingdom of León, 1030 Capital León Language(s) Mainly Latin and Astur-Leonese. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ...

Qatar September 3 Independence from United Kingdom in 1971.
Romania May 9 Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877.
Russia June 12 (Russia Day)
Rwanda July 1 Independence from Belgium in 1962.
Saint Christopher and Nevis September 19 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1983.
São Tomé and Príncipe July 12 Independence from Portugal in 1975.
Serbia February 15 The beginning of the First Uprising against Ottoman occupation in 1804.
Seychelles June 29 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1976.
Sierra Leone April 27 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1961.
Singapore August 9 (National Day) marks exit / separation from Malaysia in 1965.
Slovakia July 17 Declaration of Independence in 1992 (only a remembrance day), de iure independence came on January 1, 1993 after the division of Czechoslovakia (public holiday).
Slovenia December 26 (Independence and Unity Day) Date of the release of the official results of the independence plebiscite in 1990, confirming secession from Yugoslavia.
Slovenia June 25 (Statehood Day) Declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
South Africa December 11 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1931. Not a public holiday. Union of South Africa formed on 31 May 1910 and Republic of South Africa declared on 31 May 1961
Sri Lanka February 4 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1948.
Suriname November 25 Independence from The Netherlands in 1975.
Swaziland September 6 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1968.
Sweden June 6 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden in 1523.
Switzerland August 1 Alliance against the Holy Roman Empire in 1291.
Tajikistan September 9 Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Tanzania December 9 Declaration of independence from United Kingdom in 1961.
Trinidad and Tobago August 31 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1962.
Tonga June 4 Independence from the United Kingdom in 1970.
Tunisia March 20 Declaration of independence from France in 1956.
Ukraine August 24 Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
United Arab Emirates December 2 (National Day) Independence from the United Kingdom in 1971.
United States July 4 (Fourth of July) Declaration of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776.
Uruguay August 25 (Día de la Independencia) Declaration of independence from Brazil in 1825.
Uzbekistan September 1 Independence from USSR in 1991.
Vatican City February 11 Lateran Treaty signed with Italy in 1929.
Venezuela July 5 Declaration of independence from Spain in 1811.
Vietnam September 2 Declaration of independence from France in 1945.
Yemen November 30 South Yemen Declaration of independence from United Kingdom in 1967.
Zambia October 24 Declaration of independence from United Kingdom in 1964.
Zimbabwe April 18 Declaration of independence from United Kingdom in 1980.
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