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Can you name the countries from which these countries gained independence?

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Pakistan1947
Finland1917
Timor-Leste2002
Israel1948
Swaziland1968
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1979
Bahrain1971
Dominica1978
Iceland1944
Jamaica1962
Honduras1838
Micronesia1986
Nigeria1960
Cape Verde1975
Seychelles1976
Botswana1966
Saint Lucia1979
Côte d'Ivoire1960
Solomon Islands1978
Myanmar1948
Cyprus1960
Argentina1816
Luxembourg1815/1867/1890
Niger1960
Tuvalu1978
Bangladesh1971
Singapore1965
Haiti1804
Czech Republic1993
Marshall Islands1986
United States1776
Cuba1902
Slovenia1991
Venezuela1830
Kiribati1979
Burkina Faso1960
Philippines1946
Bolivia1825
Benin1960
Colombia1810
Sudan1956
Kosovo2008
South Korea1948
Macedonia1991
São Tomé and Príncipe1975
Australia1901/1942
Maldives1965
Tunisia1956
Morocco1956
Madagascar1964
United Arab Emirates1971
Brunei1984
Cameroon1960/1961
Belarus1991
CountryFormer possessorYear
Peru1821
Panama1903
Yemen1918/1967/1990
Kuwait1961
Mali1960
Romania1878
Vietnam1953
Egypt1922
Serbia2006
Mongolia1911/1921
New Zealand1907/1947
Mauritius1964
Mauritania1960
Turkmenistan1991
Nicaragua1838
Georgia1991
Moldova1991
Gambia1965
Dominican Republic1821/1844/1865
Somalia1960
Mexico1810
Libya1951
Latvia1918/1990/1991
Zambia1964
Eritrea1993
Vanuatu1980
Malawi1964
Lithuania1918/1990/1991
Guinea1958
Vatican City1929
Croatia1991
Republic of the Congo1960
Namibia1990
Ghana1957
Malta1964
Costa Rica1838
Malaysia1957/1963
Bosnia and Herzegovina1992
Fiji1970
Kenya1963
Nauru1968
Equatorial Guinea1968
Ukraine1991
Djibouti1977
Democratic Republic of the Congo1960
Angola1975
Canada1867/1931
Rwanda1962
Tonga1970
Ecuador1830
Uzbekistan1991
Papua New Guinea1975
Mozambique1975
Guinea-Bissau1973
CountryFormer possessorYear
Lebanon1943
Guyana1966
Tanzania1961/1964
Burundi1962
Guatemala1838
Belize1981
Suriname1975
Barbados1966
Belgium1830
Palau1994
Gabon1960
Uganda1962
Slovakia1993
Senegal1960
Albania1912
Ireland1919/1922
Montenegro2006
Laos1949
Azerbaijan1991
Uruguay1825/1828
Grenada1974
Bulgaria1878
Indonesia1945
Chad1960
Antigua and Barbuda1981
South Africa1910/1931
Comoros1975
Armenia1991
Estonia1918/1991
Trinidad and Tobago1962
Cambodia1953
Iraq1932
Portugal1139
Paraguay1811
Togo1960
Central African Republic1960
Jordan1946
Saint Kitts and Nevis1983
Sierra Leone1961
Lesotho1966
Chile1810
Greece1821
Sri Lanka1948
El Salvador1838
Brazil1822
North Korea1948
India1947
Qatar1971
Samoa1962
Zimbabwe1980
Kazakhstan1991
Algeria1962
Syria1944
Bahamas1973
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