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Old 02-23-2013, 07:23 AM   #571
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@Slasher: Have you made some sort of list for which day is which country(countries)? If you don't mind, how did you actually go about gathering all of this information?

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:46 AM   #572
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@Slasher: Have you made some sort of list for which day is which country(countries)? If you don't mind, how did you actually go about gathering all of this information?

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No problem
Slasher answered some pages back, this is the full list:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Day

Can be sorted by date if you want to
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #574
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Guyana is here
Next week we will celebrate our day
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No problem
Slasher answered some pages back, this is the full list:
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Can be sorted by date if you want to
bummer i will be in the usa i wont take part in our national day
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #576
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Guyana is here
Next week we will celebrate our day
I'll make sure not to miss that one. I have a good candidate for Bulgarian athlete. You won't mind me using my normal alphabet? I am not too familiar with yours.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #577
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I also make sure that the wikipedia information is correct. For instance, Nepal is wrong there.
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February 24:

Estonia (1918) --- Independence Day



Following the Bolshevik takeover of power in Russia after the October Revolution of 1917 and German victories against the Russian army, between the Russian Red Army's retreat and the arrival of advancing German troops, the Committee of Elders of the Maapäev issued the Estonian Declaration of Independence in Pärnu on 23 February and in Tallinn on 24 February 1918. After winning the Estonian War of Independence against both Soviet Russia and the German Freikorps and Baltische Landeswehr volunteers, (the Tartu Peace Treaty was signed on 2 February 1920). The Republic of Estonia was recognised (de jure) by Finland on 7 July 1920, Poland on 31 December 1920, Argentina on 12 January 1921 and by the Western Allies on 26 January 1921.

During World War I, between retreating Russian and advancing German troops, the Occupation of Estonia by German Empire nearing, the Salvation Committee of the Estonian National Council, Maapäev, declared the independence of Estonia on 24 February 1918. However, the German forces did not recognize the independence. After the German Revolution, between 11 and 14 November 1918 the representatives of Germany formally handed over political power in Estonia to the national government. The Russian Bolshevik invasion and The Estonian War of Independence followed. On 2 February 1920, the Peace Treaty of Tartu was signed by the Republic of Estonia and Bolshevist Russia. The Republic of Estonia obtained international recognition and became a member of the League of Nations in 1921.
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Over to Estonia!

My Estonian athlete is Erki Nool, Olympic Champion in the decathlon. Those winning the decathlon are truly the most versatile of athletes - ten different events in just two days. Nool also got a European Championship and a couple of silver medals from World Championships, and was an elite decathlete for a decade.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:53 PM   #581
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February 23:

Brunei (1984) --- Independence Day



After World War II, a new government was formed in Brunei under the British Military Administration (BMA). It consisted mainly of Australian officers and servicemen. The administration of Brunei was handed over to the Civil Administration on 6 July 1945. The Brunei State Council was also revived that year. The BMA was also tasked to revive the Bruneian economy, which was extensively damaged by the Japanese during their occupation. They were also tasked with putting out the fires started on the wells of Seria, which was started by the Japanese prior to their defeat. Before 1941, the Governor of the Straits Settlements based in Singapore was responsible for the duties of British High Commissioner for Brunei, Sarawak, and North Borneo (now Sabah). The first British High Commissioner for Brunei was the Governor of Sarawak, Sir Charles Ardon Clarke. The Barisan Pemuda (“Youth Movement”) (abbreviated as BARIP) was the first political party to be formed in Brunei. It was formed on 12 April 1946. The aims of the party were to “preserve the sovereignty of the Sultan and the country, and to defend the rights of the Malays.” BARIP also contributed to the formation of the country’s National Anthem. The party was dissolved in 1948 due to inactivity. In 1959, a new constitution was written declaring Brunei a self-governing state, while its foreign affairs, security, and defense remained the responsibility of the United Kingdom. There was a small rebellion against the monarchy in 1962, which was suppressed with help from the United Kingdom. This event became known as the Brunei Revolt and was partly responsible for the failure to create the North Borneo Federation. The rebellion partially affected Brunei's decision to opt out of the Malaysian Federation. Brunei gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984. The official National Day, which celebrates the country's independence, however, is held on 23 February due to tradition.


Guyana (1970) --- Mashramani



Since Independence in 1824, Venezuela has claimed the area of land to the west of the Essequibo river. Letters from Simon Bolivar warned the British government about the Berbice and Demerara settlers settling on land the Venezuelans claimed was theirs. In 1899 an international tribunal ruled the land belonged to Great Britain. Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966 and became a republic on 23 February 1970, remaining a member of the Commonwealth. The US State Department and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), along with the British government, played a strong role in influencing political control in Guyana during this time. The American government supported Forbes Burnham during the early years of independence because Cheddi Jagan was a self-declared Marxist. They provided secret financial support and political campaign advice to Burnham's People's National Congress to the detriment of the Jagan-led People's Progressive Party, mostly supported by Guyanese of Indian descent.
Since Brunei just gained its independence in 1984 I guess I wasn't too far behind Nice flag also
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Еstonia
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February 25:

Kuwait (1961) --- National Day



Kuwait commemorates 2 National Days each year. The first one is held on February 25 and is for Kuwait's creation as a nation, and the second one marks the liberation from Iraq and is held on February 26.

Large oil reserves were discovered by the US-British Kuwait Oil Company in 1937. Exploitation was delayed by World War II, but thereafter fueled the country's development into a modern commercial centre. A major public-works programme began in 1951; Kuwait's infrastructure was transformed, and residents began to enjoy a high standard of living. By 1952, the country became the largest exporter of oil in the Persian Gulf region. This massive growth attracted many foreign workers, especially from Egypt and India. On 19 June 1961, Kuwait became independent with the end of the British protectorate; the sheikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, became an emir, and the country joined the Arab League. The Gulf rupee, issued by the Reserve Bank of India, was replaced by the Kuwaiti dinar. Iraq laid claim that Kuwait was part of its territory, but backed down after British military intervention and a brief stand-off. Iraq formally recognized Kuwait's independence and its borders in October 1963. Under the terms of a newly drafted constitution, Kuwait held its first ever elections for the National Assembly in 1963. However, the Emir suspended the National Assembly in 1976, saying it was not acting in the country's interests.
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I remember my country coming to the aid of this country, but confess I don't know a lot about it! Except that it has oil!
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