August 15, 1947, marked the birth of the world’s largest democracy. Every year, Indians living in their homeland or abroad celebrate this day with much fervour.
Incidentally, we are not the only country which gained independence on this date.
Here are the five countries, apart from India, that celebrate their Independence Day on August 15:
Republic of Congo: The Central African country gained independence from French colonial rulers on August 15, 1960. The region came under French rule in 1880 and became known first as French Congo, then as Middle Congo in 1903.
North Korea: Both North Korea and its sister state South Korea gained independence from Japan on August 15, 1945 after the Korean Peninsula was liberated by the Al...