"Singapore was expelled from Malaysia and became the first, and only country to gain independence unwillingly."
See : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_9.
Did you know that ? I did not, and at that time I already was a professional economist, although very focused on the building materials industries in Belgium.
The first country to gain independence unwillingly ? Were there others ? I sincerely hope the southern part of Belgium will not be the next one ...