Countries with No Independence Day


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Ciwan

Hi Guys

I am doing a little research, and I'm trying to find out what countires (other than the UK) have no independence day.

If you know of any, I would greatly appreciate it if you could share the knowledge with me.

Thank You.

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HawkMan

not sure about that accuracy, not by itself anyway, it lists sweden, but Swedens national celebration day isn't really an "Independence day" as such. Though it is what they have, even if most Swedens don't even know of the day, and they only recently in the last few years started to actually "celebrate" it :)

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LewisBraid

Love how many of those countrys celebrate independance from the UK, we really did rule the waves ;) ha

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M.F.D.K
Love how many of those countrys celebrate independance from the UK, we really did rule the waves ;) ha

Yeah, UK certainly did a lot of doodling didn't it!

These are the Countries WITH an Independence Day, will try to find the ones WITHOUT

660 BCE - Japan

221 BCE - China

301 CE - San Marino

843 CE - France

976 CE - Austria

10th Century CE - Denmark

1001 - Hungary

1143 - Portugal

1206 - Mongolia

1238 - Thailand

1278 - Andorra

August 1, 1291 - Switzerland

1419 - Monaco

15th Century - Spain

1502 - Iran

June 6, 1523 - Sweden

January 23, 1579 - Netherlands

1650 - Oman

May 1, 1707 - United Kingdom

January 23, 1719 - Liechtenstein

1768 - Nepal

July 4, 1776 - United States of America

January 1, 1804 - Haiti

July 20, 1810 - Colombia

Sept. 16, 1810 - Mexico

Sept. 18, 1810 - Chile

May 14, 1811 - Paraguay

July 5, 1811 - Venezuela

July 9, 1816 - Argentina

July 28, 1821 - Peru

Sept. 15, 1821 - Costa Rica

Sept. 15, 1821 - El Salvador

Sept. 15, 1821 - Guatemala

Sept. 15, 1821 - Honduras

Sept. 15, 1821 - Nicaragua

May 24, 1822 - Ecuador

Sept. 7, 1822 - Brazil

August 6, 1825 - Bolivia

August 25, 1825 - Uruguay

1829 - Greece

October 4, 1830 - Belgium

1839 - Luxembourg

February 27, 1844 - Dominican Republic

July 26, 1847 - Liberia

March 17, 1861 - Italy

July 1, 1867 - Canada

January 18, 1871 - Germany

May 9, 1877 - Romania

March 3, 1878 - Bulgaria

1896 - Ethiopia

June 12, 1898 - Philippines

January 1, 1901 - Australia

May 20, 1902 - Cuba

November 3, 1903 - Panama

June 7, 1905 - Norway

Sept. 26, 1907 - New Zealand

May 31, 1910 - South Africa

November 28, 1912 - Albania

December 6, 1917 - Finland

November 11, 1918 - Poland

December 1, 1918 - Iceland

August 19, 1919 - Afghanistan

December 6, 1921 - Ireland

February 28, 1922 - Egypt

October 29, 1923 - Turkey

February 11, 1929 - Vatican City

Sept. 23, 1932 - Saudi Arabia

October 3, 1932 - Iraq

November 22, 1943 - Lebanon

August 15, 1945 - Korea, North

August 15, 1945 - Korea, South

August 17, 1945 - Indonesia

Sept. 2, 1945 - Vietnam

April 17, 1946 - Syria

May 25, 1946 - Jordan

August 14, 1947 - Pakistan

August 15, 1947 - India

January 4, 1948 - Burma

February 4, 1948 - Sri Lanka

May 14, 1948 - Israel

July 19, 1949 - Laos

August 8, 1949 - Bhutan

December 24, 1951 - Libya

November 9, 1953 - Cambodia

January 1, 1956 - Sudan

March 2, 1956 - Morocco

March 20, 1956 - Tunisia

March 6, 1957 - Ghana

August 31, 1957 - Malaysia

October 2, 1958 - Guinea

January 1, 1960 - Cameroon

April 4, 1960 - Senegal

May 27, 1960 - Togo

June 30, 1960 - Congo, Republic of the

July 1, 1960 - Somalia

July 26, 1960 - Madagascar

August 1, 1960 - Benin

August 3, 1960 - Niger

August 5, 1960 - Burkina Faso

August 7, 1960 - Cote d'Ivorie

August 11, 1960 - Chad

August 13, 1960 - Central African Republic

August 15, 1960 - Congo, Dem. Rep. of the

August 16, 1960 - Cyprus

August 17, 1960 - Gabon

Sept. 22, 1960 - Mali

October 1, 1960 - Nigeria

November 28, 1960 - Mauritania

April 27, 1961 - Sierra Leone

June 19, 1961 - Kuwait

January 1, 1962 - Samoa

July 1, 1962 - Burundi

July 1, 1962 - Rwanda

July 5, 1962 - Algeria

August 6, 1962 - Jamaica

August 31, 1962 - Trinidad and Tobago

October 9, 1962 - Uganda

December 12, 1963 - Kenya

April 26, 1964 - Tanzania

July 6, 1964 - Malawi

Sept. 21, 1964 - Malta

October 24, 1964 - Zambia

February 18, 1965 - Gambia, The

July 26, 1965 - Maldives

August 9, 1965 - Singapore

May 26, 1966 - Guyana

September 30, 1966 - Botswana

October 4, 1966 - Lesotho

November 30, 1966 - Barbados

January 31, 1968 - Nauru

March 12, 1968 - Mauritius

Sept. 6, 1968 - Swaziland

October 12, 1968 - Equatorial

June 4, 1970 - Tonga

October 10, 1970 - Fiji

March 26, 1971 - Bangladesh

August 15, 1971 - Bahrain

Sept. 3, 1971 - Qatar

November 2, 1971 - United Arab Emirates

July 10, 1973 - Bahamas

Sept. 24, 1973 - Guinea-Bissau

February 7, 1974 - Grenada

June 25, 1975 - Mozambique

July 5, 1975 - Cape Verde

July 6, 1975 - Comoros

July 12, 1975 - Sao Tome and Principe

Sept. 16, 1975 - Papua New Guinea

November 11, 1975 - Angola

November 25, 1975 - Suriname

June 29, 1976 - Seychelles

June 27, 1977 - Djibouti

July 7, 1978 - Solomon Islands

October 1, 1978 - Tuvalu

November 3, 1978 - Dominica

February 22, 1979 - Saint Lucia

July 12, 1979 - Kiribati

October 27, 1979 - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

April 18, 1980 - Zimbabwe

July 30, 1980 - Vanuatu

January 11, 1981 - Antigua and Barbuda

Sept. 21, 1981 - Belize

Sept. 19, 1983 - Saint Kitts and Nevis

January 1, 1984 - Brunei

October 21, 1986 - Marshall Islands

November 3, 1986 - Micronesia, Federated States of

March 11, 1990 - Lithuania

March 21, 1990 - Namibia

May 22, 1990 - Yemen

April 9, 1991 - Georgia

June 25, 1991 - Croatia

June 25, 1991 - Slovenia

August 20, 1991 - Estonia

August 21, 1991 - Kyrgyzstan

August 24, 1991 - Russia

August 25, 1991 - Belarus

August 27, 1991 - Moldova

August 30, 1991 - Azerbaijan

Sept. 1, 1991 - Uzbekistan

Sept. 6, 1991 - Latvia

Sept. 8, 1991 - Macedonia

Sept. 9, 1991 - Tajikistan

Sept. 21, 1991 - Armenia

October 27, 1991 - Turkmenistan

November 24, 1991 - Ukraine

December 16, 1991 - Kazakhstan

March 3, 1992 - Bosnia and Herzegovina

January 1, 1993 - Czech Republic

January 1, 1993 - Slovakia

May 24, 1993 - Eritrea

October 1, 1994 - Palau

May 20, 2002 - East Timor

June 3, 2006 - Montenegro

June 5, 2006 - Serbia

February 17, 2008 - Kosovo

Edited by M.F.D.K
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Crazysah

Wow. That is an estensive list of countries that got independence.

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rob.derosa
May 1, 1707 - United Kingdom

Er.. that was the FORMATION of the United Kingdom, not independence!

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Raa

Don't think we do here in Aus... well, that I know of :p And I live here lol

Edit : Okay, Australia day, guess that counts ;)

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The_Decryptor

We aren't independent, so no, Australia Day wouldn't be an Independence day.

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Antaris

What, they can't even rent it? :ninja:

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ProiektHat

Portugal -1143 -thats the date of the formation of the kingdom, not indepedence day....thre?s no indepedence day in Portugal

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uniacidz
Don't think we do here in Aus... well, that I know of :p And I live here lol

Edit : Okay, Australia day, guess that counts ;)

[b]Australia Day[/b]
Australia Day, also known as Anniversary Day and Foundation Day[1], is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the unfurling of the British flag at Sydney Cove and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia

Says Australia Independence day on Jan 1st 1901 on that list above? I have never heard of that.

We dont have a independence day, lord knows how im supposed to spell it. :op

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Steeley
Says Australia Independence day on Jan 1st 1901 on that list above? I have never heard of that.

That's the date of federation when Australia's colonies came together to form a single nation.

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Angel Blue01

Yeah, Australia, New Zealand and probably the other Commonwealth Realms don't have independence days.

OK, China? They've been a state of some sort for so long that counting the start date of any one as an independence day is kinda weird IMO.

And why is the USA July 4, 1776? That was just when it was declared, not when they got it (1783). I'm confused :(

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rob.derosa
Yeah, Australia, New Zealand and probably the other Commonwealth Realms don't have independence days.

OK, China? They've been a state of some sort for so long that counting the start date of any one as an independence day is kinda weird IMO.

And why is the USA July 4, 1776? That was just when it was declared, not when they got it (1783). I'm confused :(

They celebrate when they declared Independence from great britain, as opposed to winning the war of independence. You should really know that living in the states :p

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Angel Blue01

rob.derosa, of course I know that, and it does bother me. :laugh:

So is this list then of those states that declared independence on a given date and got it as a result? (So no Sealand). OK, just wanted to be clear.

Now, what about countries that have gained independence multiple times, like Lithuania (1918 from Russian Empire and 1990 from USSR just in the 20th century), only the latest counts?

Oh, and if you're going to include Kosovo then you've got to include Republic of China (Taiwan).

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rob.derosa
So is this list then of those states that declared independence on a given date and got it as a result? (So no Sealand). OK, just wanted to be clear.

Now, what about countries that have gained independence multiple times, like Lithuania (1918 from Russian Empire and 1990 from USSR just in the 20th century), only the latest counts?

Oh, and if you're going to include Kosovo then you've got to include Republic of China (Taiwan).

This is why these lists are a bit silly and often innacurate. The RoC did not declare independence, it claims infact to be the successor state to China ergo it does not have an independence date.

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scratch42069

Technically Australia gained independence in 1986 with the Australian Acts where it became fully sovereign from Britain.

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ambushed
Technically Australia gained independence in 1986 with the Australian Acts where it became fully sovereign from Britain.

Never knew about that. Yes it is probably slightly more technically correct as gaining total independence although for the most part achieved on the aforementioned Jan 1st 1901 when we officially became our own nation. Though it's never properly celebrated anyway since everyone's already hungover on Jan 1st from "more important" celebrations.

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KoL

Puerto Rico but not sure if we are a country by definition. To me we are a country.

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Super8 and Tab

Nepal, we were never conquered. :D

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Konstanov
Nepal, we were never conquered. :D

That means nobody thought you were worth the effort.

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kylejn
Puerto Rico but not sure if we are a country by definition. To me we are a country.

I think Puerto Rico is officially a territory of the United States, not a country.

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Nemo Live
That means nobody thought you were worth the effort.

Riiiight, that's why the British Army still raises a full Brigade of Gurkha's every year even though the Raj fell 60 odd years ago. ;)

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Lord Ba'al

Pretty much any country who never declared independence from another country doesn't have such a day, which includes besides the UK the major European countries: Italy, Germany, France and Spain. It also includes other countries which never were under foreign rule like Japan.

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