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Abolished Monarchies - 20th and 21st Centuries

Nationalism and the downfall of colonialism led to the greatest wave of anti-monarchical abolitionist movements the world has ever seen. Guess all of the countries that abolished their monarchy, were annexed by another state resulting in the abolition of their monarchy, or declared independence from a sovereign state or colonial empire with it's own monarch from 1900 to the present.
I did not include Lithuania, Poland and Macedonia since their monarchies were abolished before the designated monarch ever took power.
I also chose not to include the Central African Republic since President Bokassa's self-proclaimed imperial title was never recognized internationally.
I did not include Manchukuo (also known as Manchuria), the puppet state that Emperor Puyi of China governed after he was deposed, since he was not a sovereign, but rather under the authority of the Japanese government.
Last updated: January 01, 2017
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Year Abolished
Country
1909
Comoros
1910
Portugal
1910
Korea
1912
China
1917
Russia
1917
Finland
1918
Montenegro
1918
Germany
1918
Prussia
1918
Serbia
1918
Austria
1920
Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan)
1920
Khiva (present-day Turkmenistan)
1920
Syria
1922
Turkey
1924
Mongolia
1939
Albania
1944
Iceland
1945
Yugoslavia
1945
Indonesia
1946
Hungary
1946
Italy
1946
Bulgaria
1947
Romania
1948
Burma
Year Abolished
Country
1949
Ireland
1950
India
1951
Tibet
1953
Egypt
1953
Sudan
1955
Vietnam
1956
Pakistan
1957
Tunisia
1958
Iraq
1960
Democratic Republic of the Congo
1960
Cyprus
1960
Ghana
1961
South Africa
1961
Rwanda
1962
Tanzania
1962
Yemen
1963
Nigeria
1963
Uganda
1964
Zambia
1964
Kenya
1964
Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania)
1965
Singapore
1966
Botswana
1966
Burundi
1966
Malawi
Year Abolished
Country
1968
Nauru
1968
Maldives
1969
Libya
1970
The Gambia
1971
Guyana
1971
Sierra Leone
1972
Sri Lanka
1973
Afghanistan
1974
Ethiopia
1974
Greece
1974
Malta
1975
Laos
1975
Suriname
1976
Seychelles
1976
Dominica
1976
Trinidad and Tobago
1979
Kiribati
1979
Iran
1980
Zimbabwe
1987
Fiji
1992
Mauritius
2007
Samoa
2008
Nepal
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level 17
Jan 21, 2014
Nice idea and a genuinely challenging quiz. I think Spain, which abolished its monarchy in 1931, is missing.
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level 44
Jan 21, 2014
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. I didn't include Spain because though they did abolish their monarchy, they brought it back in 1975. I left Cambodia off the list for the same reason.
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level 83
Apr 11, 2014
If you decide to keep Prussia then you would need to include all the other German Monarchies like Baden, Bavaria, Hesse, Wurttemburg, Saxony etc!
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level 43
Jan 16, 2018
Nice quiz, I'm missing the Emperor of the Central African Republic, died in 1979
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level 44
Jan 18, 2018
Thank you! See the note in the description which explains why it was not included
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level 56
Jan 28, 2018
ONLY 13% knew about Tibet ???