All the countries that have gained independence from the UK

At one point, the British Empire was the largest in the world. The United States was the first former colony to go in 1776 and has been followed by a further 59 territories that have become independent states.

Note this comparison is slightly imperfect as Scotland is part of the UK rather than a former colony.

A tip of the hat to Vexillology enthusiast and Reddit user MullinBK, for this.

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