- May 2014
Puerto Rico might very well be accurate, but what is the source for your information about these other colonies? For instance, Algeria had an independence referendum in 1962 and these were the results:Often population prefer to remain under European Power that become independent.... in Cuba and Puerto Rico in 1898, in Algeria in 1962 or in Angola and Mozambique in 1975...Pro-Independence groups are often a minority that uses violence and seeks international support to create problems for the sovereign country.
1962 Algerian independence referendum - Wikipedia
I get that the pro-French people (or at least most of them) in Algeria abstained in this referendum, but even so, almost six million votes in favor of independence was a majority of Algeria's adult population, no? Perhaps even a solid majority.