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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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First submittedSeptember 30, 2016
Last updatedOctober 1, 2016
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Year
Country
1994
Palau
1986
Marshall Islands
1986
FS Micronesia
1946
Philippines
1902
Cuba
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level 62
Sep 29, 2016
Huh, never knew Dominican Republic gained independence from the US.
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level 59
Sep 29, 2016
The US won it from Spain after the Spanish-American war.
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level 79
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.
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level 59
Sep 30, 2016
Read the first caveat.
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level 79
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.
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level 59
Sep 30, 2016
Dominican Republic will be removed.