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I assume you are not interested in fairly common cases of a new country becoming independent and the old country recognising that. An example might be section 2 of the Canada Act 1982 passed by the UK parliament at the request of the Canadian government, which said No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the Constitution Act, 1982 ...


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Well the famous "scrap of paper" Treaty that Great Britain had with Belgium that brought them into WWI assured the independence and neutrality of Belgium and Luxembourg against all comers.


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One answer could be the Pakistan India war of 1971. Bangladesh became Independent. I'm fairly confident that there would have been a clause in the Similar agreement agreeing that Pakistan would not annex Bangladesh in the future, although I realize this would be difficult. This is probably the case whenever a land gains independence. Other examples might ...


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The quote is from the London Times obituary of Sir Thomas Macpherson who died on 6th November 2014. After capture in the North African campaign (during the failed assassination attempt on Rommel) and subsequent escape he joined the SOE and was parachuted into France. "The Jedburgh team of which Major Macpherson was in charge, codenamed “Quinine”, was flown ...


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the main benefit was not getting the government arrested and replaced by others who were more likely to do as they were told by the USSR. The GDR government was under a lot of pressure from Moscow to "do something" about the flood of their citizens fleeing to the west. That flood of refugees, most of them the brightest and best educated of the country, was ...



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