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  • Technically, the British Commonwealth has been replaced by the Commonwealth of Nations, to which countries join voluntary (including India). Of course, many of the members are the United Kingdom and some of its former colonies. Some of the colonies did not join the Commonwealth (such as Burma—now Myanmar, South Yemen, and the Republic of Ireland). Member countries must have a constitutional link to the UK or its colonies (such as Australia or south Africa); however, Mozambique was accepted a member of the Commonwealth in 1995 with support of its Commonwealth neighbours. Various member countries have withdrawn their membership or had it suspended at times of civil unrest or under non-democratic regimes. For more information on the Commonwealth of Nations, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_countries
  • Kim is totally correct! The Statute of Westminster in 1939 effective ended the British Empire and created the Commonwealth of Nations. The Statute essentially gave all the members of the British Empire self government (with a few exceptions here and there, Canada for example, still had to get British Parliament consent to change it’s “constitution” until 1982!) and turned most of the Empire in to Self Governing Dominions. However, there are still remnants of the Empire left around the world, usually small countries that did not want to go it alone or could not go it alone.
  • Technically, the British Commonwealth has been replaced by the Commonwealth of Nations, to which countries join voluntary (including India). Of course, many of the members are the United Kingdom and some of its former colonies. Some of the colonies did not join the Commonwealth (such as Burma�now Myanmar, South Yemen, and the Republic of Ireland). Member countries must have a constitutional link to the UK or its colonies (such as Australia or south Africa); however, Mozambique was accepted a member of the Commonwealth in 1995 with support of its Commonwealth neighbours. Various member countries have withdrawn their membership or had it suspended at times of civil unrest or under non-democratic regimes.

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