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This Land is MY Land
"This quiz is all about countries across the world that fought for their independence ... and won! This quiz is in response to an author challenge by kyleisalive."
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Simon Bolivar was a South American military leader responsible for liberating several nations from Spanish rule in the early 1800s. Which of these countries did Bolivar NOT lead to freedom?
In December of 1971, after 9 months of fighting, the province known as East Pakistan won its independence from Pakistan with a little help from their neighbors in India. What name did this nation take for itself?
William Wallace gets most of the credit in the movies for freeing Scotland from the English, but who was the king who actually led the Scots to eventual independence in the early 1300s?
Robert the Bruce
Andrew de Moray
At the end of the Eighty Years' War in 1648, the Dutch Republic (the Netherlands) finally won international recognition of their right to be a sovereign nation. What country did the Dutch free themselves from?
At the end of World War II, Ho Chi Minh spearheaded the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and in 1954 the country gained its independence, but from what nation?
Mexico officially received its independence from Spain on August 24th, 1821, after a war lasting over ten years. But on what day did Mexico declare its independence?
September 16th, 1810
May 5th, 1810
December 25th, 1810
July 4th, 1810
This country declared its independence from Portugal back in 1975, only to be invaded and occupied by Indonesia immediately afterwards. After nearly 30 years of struggle, it was officially recognized in 2002, making it the first new sovereign state of the 21st century. What country is it?
On New Year's Day 1804, the French colony of Saint-Domingue declared itself independent after a revolution born from a slave revolt. What new name was the nation given after this victory?
The downfall of the Soviet Union was soon followed by chaos in the Balkan Peninsula. Several states seceded from the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, but one soon-to-be nation had it tougher than most, suffering massive war casualties and ethnic cleansing at the hands of Serbian forces. What nation is this?
Bosnia and Herzegovina
In October of 1781, Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis and his army were trapped in Yorktown. With an overwhelming army besieging him on land, and a large enemy naval blockade preventing his escape seaward, Cornwallis had no choice but to surrender his troops. In doing so, he brought a conclusion to the war which brought about the birth of which nation?
United States of America
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