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Commonwealth of Nations

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The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth), also known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 52 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire. The Commonwealth operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, organised through the Commonwealth Secretariat and non-governmental organisations, organised through the Commonwealth Foundation.

The Commonwealth dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire through increased self-governance of its territories. It was formally constituted by the London Declaration in 1949, which established the member states as "free and equal" The symbol of this free association is Queen Elizabeth II who is the Head of the Commonwealth, but this role does not carry any power with it. While there are over 31 republics and five monarchies who have a different monarch, the Queen is the ceremonial head of state and reigning constitutional monarch of 16 members of the Commonwealth, known as Commonwealth realms but retains a crown legally distinct from the other realms with the position as monarch being separate from that of Head of the Commonwealth.

Link: Commonwealth of Nations

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Members, Observers and other participations

Full members Observers Special members
Antigua & Barbuda    
Australia    
Bahamas    
Bangladesh    
Barbados    
Belize    
Botswana    
Brunei    
Cameroon    
Canada    
Cyprus    
Dominica    
Fiji    
Ghana    
Great Britain    
Grenada    
Guyana    
India    
Jamaica    
Kenya    
Kiribati    
Lesotho    
Malawi    
Malaysia    
Malta    
Mauritius    
Mozambique    
Namibia    
Nauru    
New Zealand    
Nigeria    
Pakistan    
Papua New Guinea    
Rwanda    
Saint Kitts    
Saint Lucia    
Saint Vicente    
Samoa    
Seychelles    
Sierra Leone    
Singapore    
Solomon Islands    
South Africa    
Sri Lanka    
Swaziland    
Tanzania    
Tonga    
Trinidad & Tobago    
Tuvalu    
Uganda    
Vanuatu    
Zambia    

 

 

 

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