Probably after Victory Day remain Republic Day, the real day that Malta was born, free from any colonial intervention.
I cannot disagree more, as with this kind of reasoning we are saying that countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand and many others are not yet born since they still have the Queen of England as their head of state
Born as a Republic mate, those countries were wise enough that they still linked themselves to the Crown [apart countries like NZ and Australia were white populated in the 18c ... when in Malta we had already been the centre business of the Mediterranean], apart those lands were conolised and killed their original natives. They are led by white/black men and not by aborigines, maoris or indians ... so surely they can never hold a republic as they never had one!!!!!!
Someone wise enough in Malta in the 50s and 60s had similar plans to benefit from the Crown but the always hindering of everything - the famous Malta Kuria plus the then Nationalist party [who at that time was still a pure nationalists not the capitalist we have now] acted against in that famous referendum ... bad for us all as we ended in a 'communist-like' state instead till the late 80s! But that is another sad chapter in our political history and I see no place to discuss here ... but facts are facts!
Regarding to Malta during the siege, the Knights were not defending their interests but just this rock, the religion and their ego, they had already lost everything in Rhodes. The natives, the nobles, the town folk and the peasants joined the fight and not one surrender to the infidel, they prefered to die. That is the difference, they fought for the rock and for Europe turning into an Ottoman annex. So yes it is a NATIONAL pride! At least to me ...
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