In which year did Great Britain acknowledge the independence of the USA and threat it like a sovereign country?

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    Have you tried reseaching this yourself? Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 20:21
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    Can you clarify the question and explain why the Treaty of Paris doesn't answer the question?
    – MCW
    Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 23:44

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In 1783.

Specifically, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on 3 September 1783.

Interestingly, as the Wikipedia article notes, Article 1 of the treaty, in which King George III acknowledged the United States' existence as "free sovereign and independent states", is the only part of the treaty that remains in force.

  • Does GB really still consider the US to consist of 50 (or 13) separate "free sovereign and independent states"? Commented Oct 25, 2017 at 19:41

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