Malta 1-Page Map
The tiny Mediterranean island of Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964.
Map by National Geographic Society
On September 21, 1964, the Mediterranean island nation of Malta gained its independence from the United Kingdom. For more than a thousand years, Malta had been conquered and ruled by a series of European and Arab empires.
Many European colonies gained independence in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some struggles for independence have been violent, while others (like Malta) have been a series of negotiations between indigenous leaders and the outgoing colonial power.
type of government where a geographic area is ruled by a foreign power.
group of nations, territories or other groups of people controlled by a single, more powerful authority.
how a person defines themselves, or how others define them.
state or situation of being free.
body of land surrounded by water.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
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