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 Commonwealth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commonwealth's membership includes both republics and monarchies and the (appointed, not hereditary) head of the Commonwealth of Nations is Queen Elizabeth II.
The Commonwealth of Nations is sometimes referred to as the New Commonwealth in a British context.
The Commonwealth of England was the official name of the political unit (de facto military rule in the name of parliamentary supremacy) that replaced the kingdoms of Scotland and England (after the English Civil War) under the rule of Oliver Cromwell and his successors from 1649 to 1660.
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 Commonwealth of Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Map of the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly the British Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth of Nations is an association of independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former colonies once governed by the United Kingdom as part of the British Empire.
The two exceptions are Australia and The Bahamas, where 'Commonwealth' refers to the Australian federation and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas respectively, and 'Commonwealth of Nations' tends to be used instead.
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 ninemsn Encarta - Search View - Commonwealth of Nations
The ideal of British nations devoted to a common weal was assumed to have a special relevance to the self-governing dominions of Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, and the United Kingdom; as white (or white-dominated) societies, the Commonwealth had a clear racial identity.
The Commonwealth of Nations was given a formal and constitutional definition at the 1926 Imperial Conference, including complete legislative autonomy for component parts, incorporated in the Statute of Westminster in 1931.
Commonwealth of Nations, international organization of sovereign states and dependencies sharing historic links with the United Kingdom and professing the same contemporary values.
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 Commonwealth of Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as The Commonwealth, is an association of independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire.
While some nations of the Commonwealth, known as Commonwealth Realms, recognize the same person who is the British Monarch as their separate head of state, the majority do not.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has used the term frequently to allege that the Commonwealth's attempts to catalyse political changes in his country is motivated by racism and colonialist attitudes and that the White Commonwealth dominates the Commonwealth of Nations as a whole.
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 The Commonwealth - The Commonwealth of Learning
The Commonwealth is described as a "family" of nations, originally linked together in the British Empire, and now building on their common heritage in language, culture and education, which enables them to work together in an atmosphere of greater trust and understanding than generally prevails among nations.
When the Commonwealth Games were staged for the fourth time in Canada in 1994, the event attracted 2,446 of the world’s top athletes from 63 nations (Commonwealth countries and associated states and territories), all of whom were competing for the honour of the Commonwealth Gold.
Its purpose is to promote interdisciplinary and inter-regional research on the Commonwealth and its member nations in the fields of history, politics, economics and other social sciences, and in subjects like the environment, health, migration, class, race, culture and literature.
www.col.org /about/commonwealth   (3718 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Nations on Encyclopedia.com
COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS [Commonwealth of Nations] voluntary association of Great Britain and its dependencies, certain former British dependencies that are now sovereign states and their dependencies, and the associated states (states with full internal government but whose external relations are governed by Britain).
Weather without you: by the end of this century, membership of the Commonwealth of Nations is expected to shrink.
Peacekeeping, the United Nations, and the future role of the commonwealth.
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 The Commonwealth - The Commonwealth of Learning
The Commonwealth is described as a "family" of nations, originally linked together in the British Empire, and now building on their common heritage in language, culture and education, which enables them to work together in an atmosphere of greater trust and understanding than generally prevails among nations.
When the Commonwealth Games were staged for the fourth time in Canada in 1994, the event attracted 2,446 of the world’s top athletes from 63 nations (Commonwealth countries and associated states and territories), all of whom were competing for the honour of the Commonwealth Gold.
Its purpose is to promote interdisciplinary and inter-regional research on the Commonwealth and its member nations in the fields of history, politics, economics and other social sciences, and in subjects like the environment, health, migration, class, race, culture and literature.
www.col.org /about/commonwealth   (1708 words)

  
 Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series / Belize / Appendix B
The Commonwealth of Nations, more commonly known simply as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of independent sovereign states, including Britain and former British territories and existing territories of Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.
The fund is financed by all Commonwealth nations on a voluntary basis; the CFTC's governing body includes representatives of all its contributors.
Any former British territory may seek Commonwealth membership, which is granted by unanimous consent of the members (see table A, Members of the Commonwealth of Nations).
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 British Commonwealth Paraplegic Games
The games were held again four years later in conjunction with the Kingston Commonwealth games in 1966, and with the participation from some of the Caribbean nations the number of athletes participating doubled to about 200.
About ten nations and 100 athletes took part in the competitions and the Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Council was formed to develop further events for disabled athletes from the Commonwealth countries.
George Bedbrook, the head of the Australian team to the 1960 Paralympics suggested to other representatives of the Commonwealth that a similar event be associated with the Commonwealth Games to be held in Perth in 1962.
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 Miscellanous African maps - JFM 2002
The British Commonwealth of Nations was established in December 1931.
In 1949, the British Commonwealth of Nations became The Commonwealth.
The only African member, that was not a British colony, was South Africa.
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 British Commonwealth of Nations
The Commonwealth nations and their territories cover about a fourth of the earth’s land surface and have about a fourth of the world’s population.
The Commonwealth of Nations began to take form in the early 1900’s; this association of independent countries and their dependencies that have lived under British law government, includes Great Britain and about 35 nations.
They described these nations as equal in rank, “united by a common allegiance to the Crown and freely associated as members of the British Commonwealth of Nations”.
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 Maldives Royal Family Official Website: Majid's Pages- Maldives and the British Commonwealth
Upon gaining independence, His Majesty the Sultan's Government headed by the Prime Minister Ibrahim Nasir Rannabandeyri Kilegefan (N.G.I.V) declined to be part of the British Commonwealth of Nations because the Prime Minister considered it beneath the dignity of the Maldive Kingdom.
The Head of the Commonwealth is always the head of state of the United Kingdom and other countries, such as New Zealand, that share the head of state of the United Kingdom.
Commonwealth recepients of these knighthoods kneel before Her Majesty the Queen or one of her Governers-General as part of their investiture.
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 Commonwealth, the (British)
On 15 May 1917 Jan Smuts, representing South Africa in the Imperial War Cabinet of World War I, suggested that ‘British Commonwealth of Nations’ was the right title for the British Empire.
They are all regarded as ‘full members of the Commonwealth’; the newest member being Mozambique, which was admitted in November 1995.
The secretariat’s staff come from a number of member countries, which also pay its operating costs.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0013532.html   (1708 words)

  
 British Commonwealth
Canada is a self-governing dominion in the British Commonwealth of Nations.
In 1999 Nunavut, comprising a large part of the Northwest Territory, became the third Canadian territory with the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Niagara-on-the-Lake was founded after the American Revolution by Great Britain which bought a six-mile-wide strip of land on the west bank of the Niagara River about 14 miles north of Niagara Falls for loyalists who had left the new nation.
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 Commonwealth of Nations # fahnenversand.de - Fahnen Flaggen Fahne Flagge Nationalflaggen Nationalflagge Shop Flaggenshop Versand kaufen bestellen
The Commonwealth of Nations is a worldwide political organization of independent nations with their dependencies, all of which recognize the Queen Elizabeth II as head of the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth of Nations is an evolving entity from the old British Empire.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - commonwealth of nations
Commonwealth of Nations, worldwide association of nations and their dependencies, whose members share a common commitment to promoting human rights,...
Barbados is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Commonwealth of Nations: map, British Empire in the Early 20th Century
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 History of the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth's principled opposition to all forms of racism, and especially apartheid, led to the withdrawal of South Africa in 1961.
For the Commonwealth, apart from the successful birth of Zimbabwe and the continuing struggle against apartheid in South Africa, the 1980s was the decade of Expert Group reports.
In 1911, the forerunner of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association was established, followed in 1913 by the Universities Bureau of the British Empire (now the Association of Commonwealth Universities).
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 BBC NEWS World Europe Country profiles Profile: The Commonwealth
Commonwealth Games 2002, held in Manchester, UK Unlike the United Nations, Commonwealth members have no contractual obligations, but members commit themselves to the statements of beliefs set out by heads of government.
Leader: Queen Elizabeth II As head of the Commonwealth, the Queen is recognised by its members as the "symbol of their free association".
He is elected by heads of government from among Commonwealth diplomats and foreign ministers for a maximum of two four-year terms.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/europe/country_profiles/newsid_1554000/1554175.stm   (696 words)

  
 The Hindu : Southern African nations unhappy with Commonwealth
Several Southern African nations have made plain their dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Commonwealth has dealt with the Zimbabwe issue and are even contemplating abandoning this grouping of former British colonies.
The officials concede that even if a small group of nations decides to come out of the Commonwealth it would deal a major blow to the organisation as a whole, which has been struggling to find a role for itself.
Whether or not these nations take this extreme step, the fact remains that Zimbabwe has created one of the most serious crises in the Commonwealth.
www.hindu.com /2003/12/08/stories/2003120805091200.htm   (424 words)

  
 Countries of the World: Caribbean Commonwealth: Appendix B. The Commonwealth of Nations@ HighBeam Research
The Commonwealth of Nations, more commonly known simply as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of independent sovereign states, including Britain and former British territories.
Countries of the World: Caribbean Commonwealth: Appendix B. The Commonwealth of Nations@ HighBeam Research
Caribbean Commonwealth: Appendix B. The Commonwealth of Nations
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28383749&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (211 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Nations
The Commonwealth of Nations is a worldwide political organization of independent nations with their dependencies, all of which recognize the Queen Elizabeth II as head of the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth of Nations is an evolving entity from the old British Empire.
The Commonwealth of Nations is listed on the Guinness Book of Records as the World's largest political alliance.
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 AllRefer.com - British Commonwealth of Nations (International Organizations) - Encyclopedia
British Commonwealth of Nations: see Commonwealth of Nations.
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 British Commonwealth of Nations
There can't possibly be an association called the "national" association of the Commonwealth, because it is a collection of nations, not a nation in itself.
Most probably, if such an association were to exist, it would have been called the Association of Education, the Commonwealth of Nations.
it should be the Commonwealth, or the Commonwealth of Nations - kkk (51 bytes) 00:41:55 11/06/04 (
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 British Commonwealth Games
The British Commonwealth Games came about when the meeting of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Federation during the XIII Games at Kingston (Jamaica), voted to drop the word "Empire" from the Games title, reflecting the continuing transformation of the old British Empire into a Commonwealth of independent nations and dominions.
Reflecting the transition from the old British Empire to the new British Commonwealth, the Tudor (or "Imperial") Crown in the Games Seal was replaced by the St. Edward's Crown, which Queen Elizabeth II had adopted after she assumed the throne.
The British Commonwealth Games Association of Canada donated the flag for it's first use in Edinburgh, 1970, at the IX British Commonwealth Games.
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 United Press International: British Commonwealth re-admits Pakistan
Formerly known as the British Commonwealth of Nations, the Commonwealth is a loose association of former British colonies, dependencies and other territories, as well as Mozambique, which has no historical ties to Britain, the news agency explained.
Published 5/22/2004 9:56 PM LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- Pakistan is set to be re-admitted to Britain's Commonwealth five years after it was suspended because of a military coup, the BBC said Saturday.
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group praised the progress President Pervez has made towards democracy since he seized power in 1999 from elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
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 British Irsralism-Justification for an Empire
The British, Americans, and their offspring will cause a league of the Anglo-Saxon-Celt nations the world over, and they, haying the same languages, ideas, and ideals of justice and truth, and being God's chosen company or commonwealth of nations, will bring about what the Creator has ordained from the beginning--righteous peace.
Later Imperial exegetes would continue with the body of the text, identifying the "children" as the member states of the Empire and their complaint being heeded by the eventual foundation of the Commonwealth Nations.
The interpretation of "multitude", as "company", and finally as an "Empire of Nations" is characteristic of early Imperial interpretations, and an understanding which would eventually change as the Empire gave way to the Commonwealth in 1946.
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 The British Commonwealth of Nations (from Canada) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
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The Commonwealth of Nations was the only worldwide political grouping of states besides the United Nations.
More results on "The British Commonwealth of Nations (from Canada)" when you join.
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 British Commonwealth Members
In 1931 the Statute of Westminster established the British Commonwealth of Nations; the adjective 'British' was deleted after WWII.
The 'Commonwealth' is a free association of independent nations formerly subject to British imperial government, and maintaining friendly and practical links with the UK.
Most of the states granted independence, beginning with India in 1947, chose to be members of the Commonwealth.
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 Commonwealth
The 1.6 billion people of Commonwealth countries make up over a quarter of the world's population, and over 50 per cent of the population of the Commonwealth is under 25.
Membership of the Commonwealth has, since its beginning, been open to any independent state which was once ruled or administered by Britain or other Commonwealth countries, and recognises The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth.
The Queen is not only Queen of the United Kingdom, but Head of the Commonwealth, a voluntary association of 54 independent countries.
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