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    Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 08:00
How many countries have independence days?
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  Quote Menippos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 08:25
Greece has one - 25th of March.
Independence from the Ottoman Empire.
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Australia: none. The idea of fighting for our independence, having a glorious war for the sake of our nation and shedding blood is both unecessary and pretentious according to our perspective.

The British came, they colonised, they did a good job, then they let us run things ourselves without any hassles. Inglorious, uninteresting, and for that we can be forever grateful.
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  Quote Jagatai Khan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 09:26
In Turkey there is not an Independence Day of the whole country,but lots of city have their own Independence day which remained from the years 1920-22.
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  Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 11:03

Originally posted by Constantine XI

The British came, they colonised, they did a good job

Looking at what happened at Lords last week, maybe too good a job.

But thanks anyway.

And Britain doesn't have an independence day either. No-one to be independent from.

 

 

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  Quote Jalisco Lancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 11:08

Mexico: September 16 Independence Day.
5 de Mayo is not Independence Day, american folks
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  Quote Emperor Barbarossa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 11:12
Im suprised no one mentioned the cold ol' US of A. Though our real independence from the British(end of our revolution) is on September 3, our declaration, and celebrated day is July 4.

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  Quote Kalevipoeg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 12:13

the 24th of February is the Independence Day.

the 20th of August is the regaining of Indpendence Day.

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  Quote TheodoreFelix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 12:32
November 18, Ismail Qemali declared Albania's indepedance from the Ottoman Empire in modern Vlore ending the 500 year rule
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  Quote Ahmed The Fighter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 14:17

We have many independence days.

with every chnge of goverment they changed our national day

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  Quote Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 14:23
The Philippines celebrates its independence from Spanish rule on June 12. We used to celebrate July 4th as independence day from the Americans. Then we celebrated July 4th as Filipino/American friendship day, when American propaganda convinced us that we were already independent when the Americans were there. Now we do not celebrate July 4th at all.
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  Quote Jalisco Lancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 14:26

Hi Belisarius:
I was under the idea that September 15th was also celebrated in Philipines, Am I right ?
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  Quote Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 14:33
I know of no Filipino holiday celebrated on September 15th. What holiday did you think it was? Perhaps you had the date wrong.
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  Quote Jalisco Lancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 15:14
well, all central american countries celebrates Independence day on September 15th, due they got independence from Spain by joining to the Mexican Empire.
It was my understanding that it was celebrated also in Philipines. Thanks for your correction.
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  Quote Constantine XI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 18:30
Originally posted by gcle2003

Originally posted by Constantine XI

The British came, they colonised, they did a good job

Looking at what happened at Lords last week, maybe too good a job.

But thanks anyway.

And Britain doesn't have an independence day either. No-one to be independent from.

 

 



No probs, and yes Britain can take great pride in the lack of an independence day, 1000 years and still quite happily free of foreign domination. Interesting how Britain and Australia both lack Independence Days but still both manage to be patriotic without it being over the top. It's great when a nation makes its people love it without it having it balance that with a fear or contempt for the outside world.
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  Quote Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 18:49
I think the ironic thing about Britain is that I think it is second only to Spain for number of independence days against it.
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  Quote Constantine XI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jul-2005 at 19:19
You think so? I am sure Britain had taken over a greater number of the world's territories than any other nation. But then the question is whether those countries would really have an Independence Day. Most of the former territories of the Spanish Empire had to wrest independence via military risings, while after the American Revolution the British did not unnecessarily antagonize their subjects quite so much. In many instances independence was simply granted to territories when the British wisely realized that perpetuating an Empire for the sake of vain-glory was not worth it.

So I know virtually every former Spanish territory celebrates independence days, and it would just be a question of whether the former British colonies celebrate Independence Days when they typically didn't have to fight for their independence. For example, here in Australia we celebrate Australia Day on January 26th, the day in 1788 when European settlement began. An independence day is simply not needed.
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  Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jul-2005 at 05:52

Good try, Constantine, but it looks as though you lose.

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I gave up counting at Sierra Leone, with Britain well ahead of Spain. There are so many little places...Antigua, St Kitts Nevis, St Vincent ... all with their own.

I do note that apparently New Zealand still celebrates Waitangi Day, commemorating the islands coming under British sovereignty. 

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  Quote Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jul-2005 at 11:31
More than Spain? That is really shocking. I was under the impression that there were more violent revolutions against them. 
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  Quote tzar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jul-2005 at 14:09

 

March 3 - Independence  from the Ottoman empire!!

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