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Bulgaria Independence

Or perhaps it was the Age of Aquarius. . . No, no. I am pretty sure it was Revolution. The 19th century was a turbulent times, despite the small pockets of swirling with High Society. All over the globe people were rioting; the Establishment was on the brink of collapse . . . soon World War I proved this to be true, bringing forth a new reality. Whether it was a better world after which is still up for debate, depending whom you talk to. Below is a list of “new” independent countries that sprang up during the 19th century.

  • Haiti; January 1, 1804
  • Columbia; July 20, 1810
  • Mexico; September 16, 1810 (My Birthday! . . . just not in the year 1810)
  • Chile; September 18, 181o
  • Paraguay; May 14, 1811
  • Venezuela; July 5, 1811
  • Argentina; July 9, 1816
  • Peru; July 28, 1821
  • Costa Rica; September 15, 1821
  • El Salvador; September 15, 1821
  • Honduras; September 15, 1821
  • Niagara; September 15, 1821 (This was not a good day in the history of Spain!)
  • Ecuador; May 24, 1822
  • Brazil; September 7, 1822
  • Bolivia; August 6, 1825
  • Uruguay; August 25, 1825
  • Greece; 1829
  • Belgium; October 4, 1830
  • Luxembourg; 1839
  • Dominican Republic; February 27, 1844
  • Liberia; July 26, 1847
  • Italy; March 17, 1861
  • Canada; July 1, 1867
  • Germany; January 18, 1871
  • Romania; May 9, 1877
  • Bulgaria; March 3, 1878
  • Ethiopia ; 1896
  • Philippines; June 13, 1898

To be fair, the 20th century tops the most new country in a 100 year span. Perhaps the 20th century should be dubbed the Age of Revolution, while the 19th century could be titled “Just getting started” or “The Precursor” . . . which sounds a bit haunting. . .

 

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