Which country became a self-governing state within the British Empire in 1959, declared independence from Britain, joining the Federation of Malaysia in 1963, and left the federation on 9 August 1965?
On 9 August 1965, Singapore separated from Malaysia to become an independent and sovereign state. The separation was the result of deep political and economic differences between the ruling parties of Singapore and Malaysia, which created communal tensions that resulted in racial riots in July and September 1964.
Which country became a self-governing state within the British Empire on 3 June 1959, with Lee Kuan Yew sworn in as the first prime minister 2 days later?
Which country declared independence from Britain unilaterally in August 1963, joined the Federation of Malaysia in September along with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak, but left two years later, officially gaining sovereignty on 9 August 1965?
When then self-governing Belize gained full independence from the United Kingdom in 1981, 1,500 UK troops remained; for what reason?