All the countries that have gained independence from the UK

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Wednesday 17 September 2014 19:30
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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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