List of nations by date of recognition of the United States

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This is a list of nations by when they recognized the United States according to the U.S. State Department: Office of the Historian.

State Date Notes
Morocco December 20, 1777[1][2] First nation to recognize American independence; formalized after the war with the Treaty of Peace and Friendship in 1786.
France February 6, 1778
Netherlands April 19, 1782
Spain February 20, 1783
Sweden April 3, 1783
United Kingdom September 3, 1783 Signing of Treaty of Paris of 1783, ending the American Revolutionary War and recognizing US independence.
Republic of Ragusa January 1, 1783 Month and day unspecified
Papal States December 15, 1784
Prussia September 18, 1785
Free City of Hamburg June 17, 1790
Portugal May 13, 1791
Republic of Genoa October 25, 1791
Denmark June 9, 1792
Bremen May 28, 1794
Grand Duchy of Tuscany May 29, 1794 Anywhere from May 29, 1794 through December 7, 1796
Eyalet of Tunis March 28, 1795 Some time in mid-1795
Regency of Algiers September 5, 1795
Kingdom of Naples May 20, 1796
Eyalet of Tripolitania November 4, 1796
Austria January 1, 1797 Month and day unspecified
Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia January 1, 1802 Month and day unspecified
Russia October 28, 1803
Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin January 22, 1816
Kingdom of Württemberg November 21, 1825
Grand Duchy of Hesse May 14, 1829
Oldenburg December 2, 1829
Kingdom of Hanover January 8, 1830
Ottoman Empire February 11, 1830
Baden July 13, 1832
Bavaria July 4, 1833
China June 16, 1844
Nassau May 27, 1846
Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg April 5, 1848
Duchy of Parma June 1850
Iran June 28, 1850
Schaumburg-Lippe June 16, 1852
Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz December 2, 1853
Japan March 31, 1854
Ryukyu Kingdom July 11, 1854
Orange Free State December 22, 1871
Albania July 28, 1922

References[edit]

  1. ^ US-Morocco Diplomatic Relationship Archived 2015-08-12 at the Wayback Machine. Official Web site of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United States of America.
  2. ^ Dolan, Kerry A. "Why Morocco matters to the U.S." Forbes. 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2017-07-11.