Why did Suriname become independent from the Netherlands?

Close cultural ties with the Caribbean, distance from the mother country and the natural outcome of a limited form of self-government were among the reasons why Suriname became independent from the Netherlands. The limited self-government was granted to Suriname in 1954 by the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands [Statuut voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden]. The Netherlands cooperated with its former colony in the bid for independence, which began in 1973. Suriname officially became independent on November 25, 1975.
Close cultural ties with the Caribbean, distance from the mother country and the natural outcome of a limited form of self-government were among the reasons why Suriname became independent from the Netherlands. The limited self-government was granted to Suriname in 1954 by the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands [Statuut voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden]. The Netherlands cooperated with its former colony in the bid for independence, which began in 1973. Suriname officially became independent on November 25, 1975.