Declarations of Independence

Places where independence was declared.

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Guimarães June 24, 1128: Portugal from the Kingdom of L?on
Independence Hall July 4, 1776: USA from Great Britain
Panamá In the center of Casco Viejo is the Plaza de la Independencia, where Panama declared its independence from Colombia in 1903
Plečnik's Ljubljana Congress Square "has had a highly symbolic role in modern Slovenian history. On October 29, 1918, independence from Austrian-Hungarian rule and the establishment of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs was proclaimed during a mass demonstration on the square." "On June 22, 1988, the first free mass demonstration was held on the square (...). The demonstration marked the beginning of the Slovenian spring which culminated in the declaration of Slovenia's independence on June 25, 1991. Independence was first demanded in the May Declaration (...); the declaration was first publicly read by the poet Tone Pavcek in a demonstration on Congress Square on May 8, 1989.
Santa Cruz de Mompox City Hall: it was here that on August 6, 1810 the Act of Independence from Spain was signed, and the cry "Ser Libres o Morir" ("Freedom or Death") was first heard.
Sucre At the "Casa de la Libertad" the Declaration of Independence of Bolivia was signed on August 6th, 1825.
Tugendhat Villa The 'Velvet Divorce' of the Czech and Slovak republics was signed here
Vienna The Austrian State Treaty or Austrian Independence Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state. It was signed on May 15, 1955, in Vienna at the Schloss Belvedere among the Allied occupying powers (France, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union) and the Austrian government (wiki)
White City of Tel-Aviv May 14, 1948: Israel from the British Mandate


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