Every country has an independance day. Today is my country's So lets all share the dates our nations became official, and maybe even tell the story of how it happened. Goo way to overcome a few differences, racism and what not. And learning a few things along the way Please refrain from accusing other nations of things, just state the facts, dont get too political or religious, this is just for fun, and being proud about your Nation :wink: Feel free to skip the below if you dont want a history lesson. Turkey - Oct. 29th 1923 After the First World War Turkey's empire (Ottoman Empire at the time) was split in many sections. They were shared between the winning allies such as England, France, etc, etc. The Turks themselves had only a very small space around Istanbul to call their home. However a man who is now hailed as "The Father of the Turks", Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, had other ideas. To cut a long story short, The Turkish military were able to force the Allies to leave Turkey, and return the land back to the original owners. With this countries like Syria and Lebanon were created, as they used to be part of the Ottoman Empire. The English and French (the main occupiers) had to discard the treaty allowing them control of any Turkish land. Which they did. Thus, the Republic of Turkey was born, with its saviour Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (Ataturk meaning father of the Turks) becoming the first prime minister. There’s our story, post yours.