- May 2014
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.