Countries Once Ruled By the British

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What existing countries were once part of the British Empire

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Start of British Rule / ColonizationCountryYear of Independence
1583 Effectively gained independence with the 1867 Constitution Act
16071776 with the Declaration of Independence
16551962 after leaving the Federation of the West Indies
16271966
17971962
18991966
17991921 with the northern territory remaining part of the United Kingdom
18141964
18781960
19171947 (Known as Mandatory Palastine under British Rule)
19221946
19201932
19141942 (Officially a British Protectorate)
18991956
18941962
18881962
19191961
18881964 (Known as Northern Rhodesia under British Rule
18881964 (known as Southern Rhodesia under British Rule)
18061961
17951966
19191961
19011960
Start of British Rule / ColonizationCountryYear of Independence
18741960
18271961
18561965
18101968
18581947
18581947
18581947 (Gained Independence from Pakistand and India in1971)
18151948 (Known as Ceylon under British Rule)
18871965
18861948
19461960 (Ruled by James Brooke and the 'White Rajahs' as an independent nation from 1842 -1946)
18881984
18841904
18031942, effectively independent after adopting the Statute of Westminster
17881947 after adopting the Statute of Westminster
18931976
18741970
19231966
18921979
18921978
18421997, after transfer of sovereingty to China
17131983

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