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List of Former British Colonial Possessions
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Aden → formerly governed as part of British India; independent in 1967 as part of Yemen
 
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan → Sudan
 
Bahrain → independent in 1971
 
British Cameroon → divided between Nigeria and the Republic of Cameroon in 1961
 
British Commonwealth of Nations
 
          Gold Coast → Ghana, 1957
           
          Nigeria, 1957 
 
          Sierra Leone, 1961 
 
          Tanganyika, 1961
 
                    Joined Zanzibar in 1964 to become Tanzania
 
                    Further divided into Rwanda and Burundi 
 
Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar) → independent in 1948
 
Egypt → independent in 1922
 
Gambia joined the British Commonwealth in 1965
 
Iraq → independent in 1932
 
Kenya → independent in 1963
 
Kuwait → independent in 1961
 
Northern Rhodesia → Zambia (joined the British Commonwealth in 1964)
 
Nyasaland → Malawi (joined the British Commonwealth in 1964)
 
Oman → independent in 1971
 
Palestine → largely became the independent country of Israel in 1948
 
Qatar → independent in 1971
 
Somaliland → joined Italian Somaliland as Republic of Somalia in 1960
 
Southern Rhodesia
 
          1965 → declared independence as Rhodesia under the leadership of white leader Ian Smith
 
          1980 → known as the Republic of Zimbabwe after blacks won the circa 15-year civil war
 
Suez Canal → control went to Egypt in 1956
 
Togoland → joined Ghana
 
Transjordan → independent in 1946 as Jordan
 
Uganda → independent in 1962
 
United Arab Emirates (UAE) → independent in 1971
 
 
 
 
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