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US Date of Recognition by Country 2024

Since becoming a sovereign nation in 1784, the United States has established mutual recognition of sovereignty with various independent nations. France was one of the first to recognize the United States, officially doing so on February 6, 1778, with the signing of the Peace and Trade Treaty. This followed King Louis XVI's unofficial recognition in 1777. The United States' independence was further solidified when Great Britain recognized it on September 3, 1783, with the Treaty of Paris, marking the end of the American Revolutionary War.

Spain acknowledged the US as a sovereign nation on February 20, 1783, and immediately appointed William Carmichael as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim. Diplomatic relations between the United States and Denmark were established on June 9, 1792, after signing a commercial treaty. The Russian Empire officially recognized the US much later, on October 28, 1803, maintaining friendly relations that started in 1766 and lasted until 1917. However, the United States did not recognize the Soviet Union until 1933.

Mexico's recognition by the United States came on December 12, 1822, in Washington, DC. This preceded the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, which concluded with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The US recognized Hawaii, then an independent kingdom, on December 23, 1826, long before it became a US territory in 1898 and a state in 1959.

The Empire of China was formally recognized by the United States as a sovereign nation on June 16, 1844, leading to the friendly Burlingame Treaty in 1968. The United States and Japan recognized each other's independence on March 31, 1854, a relationship that has since been solidified through nine treaties or agreements. Additionally, the United States officially recognized the Kingdom of Italy when it accepted the credentials of Chevalier Joseph Bertinatti as Minister Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Italy on April 11, 1861.

- Diplomatic recognition is generally considered to be mutual. For example, Portugal officially recognized the US in 1783, so that is considered to also be the year the US recognized Portugal (though diplomatic relations would wait until 1791, after the end of the Revolutionary War). Similarly, the US recognized Kosovo in 2008, so that is considered to also be the year in which Kosovo recognized the US.

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Country
US Date of Recognition
Indonesia12-28-1949
Ethiopia12-27-1903
Ukraine12-25-1991
Uzbekistan12-25-1991
Kazakhstan12-25-1991
Azerbaijan12-25-1991
Tajikistan12-25-1991
Belarus12-25-1991
Kyrgyzstan12-25-1991
Turkmenistan12-25-1991
Georgia12-25-1991
Moldova12-25-1991
Libya12-24-1951
Kenya12-12-1963
Mexico12-12-1822
Tanzania12-09-1961
United Arab Emirates12-03-1971
Barbados11-30-1966
Switzerland11-30-1829
Mauritania11-28-1960
Suriname11-25-1975
Serbia11-12-2000
Greece11-07-1837
Panama11-06-1903
South Africa11-05-1929
Nicaragua11-05-1838
Micronesia11-03-1986
Dominica11-03-1978
Antigua and Barbuda11-01-1981
Guinea11-01-1958
Norway10-30-1905
Belize10-29-1981
Equatorial Guinea10-28-1968
Russia10-28-1803
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines10-27-1979
Nauru10-24-1976
Zambia10-24-1964
Marshall Islands10-21-1986
Fiji10-10-1970
Uganda10-09-1962
Lesotho10-04-1966
Tonga10-02-1886
Uruguay10-02-1867
Tuvalu10-01-1978
Nigeria10-01-1960
Botswana09-30-1966
Palau09-27-1994
Senegal09-24-1960
Liberia09-23-1862
Oman09-21-1833
Kiribati09-20-1979
Saint Kitts and Nevis09-19-1983
Malta09-18-1964
Germany09-18-1785
Dominican Republic09-17-1866
Papua New Guinea09-16-1975
Guinea Bissau09-10-1974
Syria09-08-1944
Lebanon09-08-1944
Eswatini09-06-1968
Qatar09-05-1971
Costa Rica09-05-1848
Algeria09-05-1795
United Kingdom09-03-1783
Trinidad and Tobago08-31-1962
Malaysia08-31-1957
Austria08-24-1921
Gabon08-17-1960
Jamaica08-16-1962
Cyprus08-16-1960
Comoros08-15-1977
Bahrain08-15-1971
Republic of the Congo08-15-1960
India08-15-1947
Pakistan08-15-1947
Central African Republic08-13-1960
Singapore08-11-1965
Chad08-11-1960
Maldives08-10-1965
Ivory Coast08-07-1960
Burkina Faso08-05-1960
Guatemala08-04-1824
Honduras08-04-1824
El Salvador08-04-1824
Niger08-03-1960
Benin08-01-1960
Vanuatu07-30-1980
Albania07-28-1922
Lithuania07-28-1922
Latvia07-28-1922
Estonia07-28-1922
Afghanistan07-26-1921
Sao Tome and Principe07-12-1975
Haiti07-12-1862
Bahamas07-10-1973
South Sudan07-09-2011
Solomon Islands07-07-1978
Malawi07-06-1964
Cape Verde07-05-1975
Philippines07-04-1946
Hungary07-02-1921
Rwanda07-01-1962
Burundi07-01-1962
Somalia07-01-1960
DR Congo06-30-1960
Seychelles06-29-1976
Ireland06-28-1924
Iran06-28-1850
Djibouti06-27-1977
Mozambique06-25-1975
Madagascar06-25-1960
Morocco06-23-1786
Mali06-20-1960
Kuwait06-19-1961
Colombia06-19-1822
Iceland06-17-1944
China06-16-1844
Denmark06-09-1792
Ecuador06-04-1832
Luxembourg05-31-1878
Bolivia05-30-1848
Guyana05-26-1966
Brazil05-26-1824
Timor Leste05-20-2002
North Korea05-20-1883
Angola05-19-1993
Cuba05-19-1902
Monaco05-19-1865
Israel05-14-1948
Portugal05-13-1791
Finland05-07-1919
San Marino05-07-1861
Bulgaria05-03-1909
Peru05-02-1826
Saudi Arabia05-01-1931
Eritrea04-27-1993
Sierra Leone04-27-1961
Togo04-27-1960
Paraguay04-27-1852
Egypt04-26-1922
Armenia04-23-1920
Nepal04-21-1947
Netherlands04-19-1782
Zimbabwe04-18-1980
Italy04-11-1861
Liechtenstein04-09-1905
Croatia04-07-1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina04-07-1992
Slovenia04-07-1992
Romania04-07-1881
Bangladesh04-04-1972
Sweden04-03-1783
Japan03-31-1854
Tunisia03-28-1795
South Korea03-25-1949
Namibia03-21-1990
Thailand03-20-1833
Andorra03-14-1993
Mauritius03-12-1968
Ghana03-06-1957
Yemen03-04-1946
Montenegro03-03-1905
Venezuela02-28-1835
Saint Lucia02-22-1979
Spain02-20-1783
Gambia02-18-1965
Canada02-18-1927
New Zealand02-16-1942
Turkey02-11-1830
North Macedonia02-09-1994
Grenada02-07-1974
Vietnam02-07-1950
Cambodia02-07-1950
Laos02-07-1950
France02-06-1778
Sri Lanka02-04-1948
Jordan01-31-1949
Mongolia01-27-1987
Argentina01-27-1823
Chile01-27-1823
Poland01-22-1919
Iraq01-09-1930
Australia01-08-1940
Belgium01-06-1832
Czech Republic01-01-1993
Slovakia01-01-1993
Brunei01-01-1984
Samoa01-01-1962
Cameroon01-01-1960
Sudan01-01-1956
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