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1 India (whose territory at that time, before the partition of India, also included the present-day territories of Pakistan and Bangladesh) was under British colonial rule, until gaining full independence in 1947. 111253
2 New Zealand, while de facto sovereign at that time, "only gained full capacity to enter into relations with other states in 1947 when it passed the Statute of Westminster Adoption Act. This occurred 16 years after the British Parliament passed the Statute of Westminster Act in 1931 that recognised New Zealand's autonomy. If judged by the Montevideo Convention criteria, New Zealand did not achieve full de jure statehood until 1947." 42215
3 The Philippines (then the Philippine Commonwealth) was a commonwealth with the United States, until gaining full independence in 1946. 41530
4 Switzerland: 1948–2002 38851
5 Republic of Korea: 1953–1991 26212
6 Democratic People's Republic of Korea: 1973–1991 </ref> 24605
7 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan were admitted to the UN on 2 March 1992. 17957
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia were admitted to the UN on 22 May 1992. 16495
9 Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were admitted to the UN on 17 September 1991, after regaining independence before the dissolution of the USSR. 15230
10 Georgia was admitted to the UN on 31 July 1992. 14545
11 Belarus (then the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic) and Ukraine (then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic) were both constituent republics of the USSR, until gaining full independence in 1991. 12821
12 Macedonia was admitted to the UN on 8 April 1993, being provisionally referred to for all purposes within the UN as "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" pending settlement of the difference that had arisen over its name. 11995
13 German Democratic Republic: 1972–1973 8966
14 Czechoslovakia: dissolved 7339
15 Yugoslavia (i.e., the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia): dissolved 5706
16 Zanzibar: merged with Tanganyika 5032
17 Federal Republic of Germany: 1955–1973 4916
18 The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic joined the UN as original members on 24 October 1945, together with the USSR. After declaring independence, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic changed its name to Ukraine on 24 August 1991, and on 19 September 1991, the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic informed the UN that it had changed its name to Belarus. 1073
19 Democratic Yemen: merged with Yemen 663
20 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (name later changed to Serbia and Montenegro) was admitted to the UN on 1 November 2000 (see the section Former members: Serbia and Montenegro). < 5

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