10 Countries That Were Never Colonized

The majority of nations deal with colonial legacies, but a few managed to escape colonial rule altogether. Apart from a five-year period when Ethiopia fell to Mussolini’s New Roman Empire, it has maintained its autonomy throughout history. The Italians were ejected by the British in 1941, and Ethiopia regained its full independent status in 1944, but had existed independently way before then. Even during the Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941, Mussolini’s troops were under constant attack from Ethiopian guerrilla troops and Italy never maintained full order in the country. Here are 10 countries that were never colonized.