Why did kosovo get its independence?
Kosovo became independent because its Albanian government installed by the USA and NATO after the war decided it wanted to be independent from Serbia despite UN resolutions opposing this, the opposition of the Serbian minority in Kosovo and the opposition of Serbia, many surrounding countries and other countries in the European Union. Its independence is recognized by barely a quarter of countries around the world.
Depends on who you ask. Kosovo itself has declared independence from Serbia, who refuses to recognize it. Some countries recognize Kosovo's independence, others do not. Currently there are 69 countries in the world that recognize Kosovo as an independent country. Use the link below to see a list of the countries that recognize Kosovo as independent.