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Colonial Countries

Name all countries that countries have declared independence from.
Self-Proclaimed is one of the answers, such as China, for example.
If you know how many countries are in the world, and you're counting using the numbers, I count Taiwan, Kosovo, and Palestine as countries and there are also eight overlaps.
What I mean by overlaps is that for example, Andorra gained independence from both France and Spain.
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First submittedFebruary 22, 2015
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Daughter Countries
Parent Country
62
United Kingdom
29
France
22
No Major Colonial Rule
18
Spain
16
Soviet Union
7
Yugoslavia/Serbia
6
Ottoman Empire/Turkey
6
Portugal
6
United States
4
Italy
4
Netherlands
3
Belgium
2
China
2
Czechoslovakia
2
Japan
1
Australia
Daughter Countries
Parent Country
1
Brazil
1
Colombia
1
Denmark
1
Egypt
1
Ethiopia
1
Haiti
1
India
1
Indonesia
1
Malaysia
1
Mali
1
New Zealand
1
Pakistan
1
South Africa
1
Sudan
1
Sweden
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level 56
Feb 22, 2015
No one is ever going to guess 'self-proclaimed' as an answer - any alternatives?
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level 73
Mar 13, 2015
That's why I put self-proclaimed in the description. I knew that nobody would guess that, so I gave it away. An alternative is self-declared. What that means is a country unites or changes its system of government drastically to what it is today, like the United Kingdom, well, uniting. My source for that is Atlas-in-a-Box, a card game, that says Independence : Day Month Year (From Country). The self-proclaimed or self-declared countries didn't have a listed parent country.
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level 75
Feb 22, 2015
Similar to Serbia and Yugoslavia, shouldn't the Czech Republic be considered the successor state to Czechoslovakia and therefore only one country proclaimed its independence (Slovakia). Curious why Austria-Hungary wasn't included.
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level 73
May 5, 2015
The reason Austria-Hungary wasn't included was that the majority of the modern nation states that were once a part of Austria-Hungary were swallowed up by Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, or were the modern states of Austria and Hungary. The Austro-Hungarians were never the last country to own a modern nation state. Austria and Hungary themselves fall under the category of self-proclaimed.
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level 60
Jan 2, 2019
What about Mexico? Texas and California declared themselves independent from Mexico. Texas functioned as a nation for a while.