Situation when one country is able to perform her foreign and interior politics fully without control of any other country. Independent countries recognize one another.
Questions tagged with independence should cover one of the following topics:
- gaining of independence of a country (eg. the United States, Ukraine, Algeria, Bolivia, etc.),
- history of independence movements or organizations (eg. Sinn Fein),
- losing independence (eg. partitions of Poland, conquest of Inca Empire etc.).
In some cases this tag could be used for independence gained by unification of several countries.