Sovereignty

Sovereignty ˆ
Country Year Previous Governing Power
Afghanistan 1747 Afsharid Empire
Albania 1912 Germany
Algeria 1962 France
Andorra 1278 France
Angola 1975 Portugal
Antigua and Barbuda 1981 United Kingdom
Argentina 1819 Spain
Armenia 1918 Soviet Union
Australia 1942 United Kingdom
Austria 1156 World War II Allies (Allied-occupied Austria)
Azerbaijan 1918 Soviet Union
Bahrain 1971 United Kingdom
Bangladesh 1971 Pakistan
Barbados 1966 United Kingdom
Belarus 1991 Soviet Union
Belgium 1830 Germany
Belize 1981 United Kingdom
Benin 1980 France
Bhutan 1634 (none)
Bolivia 1825 Spain
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 Yugoslavia
Botswana 1966 United Kingdom
Brazil 1822 United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves
Brunei 1984 United Kingdom
Bulgaria 1908 Ottoman Empire, Soviet Union
Burkina Faso 1960 France
Burundi 1962 Belgium
Cambodia 1953 France
Cameroon 1960 United Kingdom
Canada 1931 United Kingdom
Cape Verde 1975 Portugal
Central African Republic 1960 France
Chad 1960 France
Chile 1818 Spain
China 1600 Japan (partial occupation)
Colombia 1810 Spain
Comoros 1975 France
Cook Islands 1965 New Zealand
Costa Rica 1838 Federal Republic of Central America
Croatia 1991 Yugoslavia
Cuba 1902 United States
Cyprus 1960 United Kingdom
Czechia 870 Czechoslovakia
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1960 Belgium
Denmark 714 Germany
Djibouti 1977 France
Dominica 1976 United Kingdom
Dominican Republic 1844 Haiti
East Timor 1975 United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor
Ecuador 1830 Gran Colombia
Egypt 1922 United Kingdom
El Salvador 1898 Greater Republic of Central America
Equatorial Guinea 1968 Spain
Eritrea 1993 Ethiopia
Estonia 1918 Soviet Union
Eswatini 1968 United Kingdom
Ethiopia c. 900 Italy
Fiji 1970 United Kingdom
Finland 1917 Russia
France 481 Germany
Gabon 1960 France
Georgia 1918 Soviet Union
Germany 1867 West Germany, East Germany, West Berlin
Ghana 1957 United Kingdom
Greece 1822 Bulgaria, Nazi Germany, Italy
Grenada 1974 United Kingdom
Guatemala 1839 Federal Republic of Central America
Guinea 1958 France
Guinea-Bissau 1973 Portugal
Guyana 1966 United Kingdom
Haiti 1804 France
Honduras 1898 Greater Republic of Central America
Hungary 895 Austria-Hungary, Soviet Union
Iceland 1918 Denmark
India 1947 United Kingdom
Indonesia 1945 Netherlands
Iran 1501 United Kingdom/ Soviet Union, Anglo-Soviet withdrawal from Tehran
Iraq 1932 United Kingdom
Ireland 1931 United Kingdom
Israel 1948 United Kingdom
Italy 1003 Sardinia, Lombardy-Venetia, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Papal State, United Provinces of Central Italy
Ivory Coast 1960 France
Jamaica 1962 United Kingdom
Japan c. 539 Allied occupation of Japan
Jordan 1946 Arab Federation
Kazakhstan 1991 Soviet Union
Kenya 1963 United Kingdom
Kiribati 1979 United Kingdom
Kuwait 1752 Iraq
Kyrgyzstan 1991 Soviet Union
Laos 1953 France
Latvia 1918 Soviet Union
Lebanon 1943 France
Lesotho 1966 United Kingdom
Liberia 1847 American Colonization Society
Libya 1951 Cyrenaica Emirate, France, United Kingdom
Liechtenstein null null
Lithuania 1918 Soviet Union
Luxembourg 1815 Germany
Madagascar 1960 France
Malawi 1964 United Kingdom
Malaysia 1957 United Kingdom
Maldives 1965 United Kingdom
Mali 1960 Mali Federation
Malta 1964 United Kingdom
Marshall Islands 1986 United States
Mauritania 1960 France
Mauritius 1968 United Kingdom
Mexico 1810 Spain
Micronesia 1986 United States
Moldova 1991 Soviet Union
Monaco 1861 Germany
Mongolia 1911 Republic of China
Montenegro 2006 Serbia and Montenegro
Morocco 788 France, Spain
Mozambique 1975 Portugal
Myanmar 1948 United Kingdom
Namibia 1990 South Africa
Nauru 1968 Australia/ New Zealand/ United Kingdom Trust Territory of Nauru
Nepal c. 1559 (none)
Netherlands 15811 Germany
New Zealand 1947 United Kingdom
Nicaragua 1898 Greater Republic of Central America
Niger 1960 France
Nigeria 1960 United Kingdom
Niue null null
North Korea 1948 Soviet Union
North Macedonia 1991 Yugoslavia
Norway 872 Germany
Oman 1626 Afsharid Empire
Pakistan 1947 United Kingdom
Palau 1994 United States
Palestine null Israel
Panama 1903 Colombia
Papua New Guinea 1975 Australia
Paraguay 18112 Empire of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay
Peru 1821 North Peru, South Peru
Philippines 1946 United States
Poland 1918 Germany, Soviet Union
Portugal 1139 France
Qatar 1971 United Kingdom
Republic of the Congo 1960 France
Romania 1878 United Principalities, Soviet Union
Russia 1471 Soviet Union
Rwanda 1962 Belgium
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1983 United Kingdom
Saint Lucia 1979 United Kingdom
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1979 United Kingdom
Samoa 1962 New Zealand
San Marino 1243 World War II Allies
Sao Tome and Principe 1975 Portugal
Saudi Arabia 1902 Emirate of Jabal Shammar
Senegal 1960 Mali Federation
Serbia 1878 Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro
Seychelles 1976 United Kingdom
Sierra Leone 1961 United Kingdom
Singapore 1965 Malaysia
Slovakia 1993 Czechoslovakia
Slovenia 1991 Yugoslavia
Solomon Islands 1978 United Kingdom
Somalia 1960 United Kingdom, Italy
South Africa 1931 United Kingdom
South Korea 1948 United States
South Sudan 2011 Sudan
Spain 542 France
Sri Lanka 1948 United Kingdom
Sudan 1956 United Kingdom, Egypt
Suriname 1975 Kingdom of the Netherlands
Sweden c. 970 none
Switzerland 1648 Austria
Syria 1946 United Arab Republic
Taiwan null null
Tajikistan 1991 Soviet Union
Tanzania 1961 United Kingdom
Thailand 1351 Japan
The Bahamas 1973 United Kingdom
The Gambia 1965 United Kingdom
Togo 1960 France
Tonga 1970 United Kingdom
Trinidad and Tobago 1962 United Kingdom
Tunisia 1956 France
Turkey 1299 Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Armenia
Turkmenistan 1991 Soviet Union
Tuvalu 1978 United Kingdom
Uganda 1962 United Kingdom
Ukraine 1991 Soviet Union
United Arab Emirates 1971 United Kingdom
United Kingdom 498 Kingdom of England, Kingdom of Scotland, Kingdom of Ireland
United States 1776 Great Britain
Uruguay 1825 Empire of Brazil
Uzbekistan 1991 Soviet Union
Vanuatu 1980 United Kingdom, France
Vatican City 1929 Italy
Venezuela 1830 Gran Colombia
Vietnam 1945 North Vietnam, South Vietnam
Yemen 1918 North Yemen, South Yemen
Zambia 1964 United Kingdom
Zimbabwe 1965 United Kingdom
1 Netherlands: 1581 (de facto) / 1648 (de jure)
2 Paraguay: 1811 (de facto) / 1845 (formal)
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