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Q: Are there any members of the commonwealth that were not former colonies?
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Which African members of the present commonwealth was never part of the british empire or had any other constitutional links with another commonwealth members?


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To be compete in the Commonwealth Games a country must be a member of the British Commonwealth. The British Commonwealth is a loose association of nations with historical ties with the United Kingdom - usually the tie is to have been colonised by the UK! Former British colonies are not obliged to join the Commonwealth, but many have chosen to do so. Any country which considers it has ties to the UK may apply to join - Mozambique was a former Portuguese colony, but was accepted as it is surrounded by Commonwealth countries which form virtually its own trade links. Notable countries who have declined to apply are Ireland (who were coerced into uniting with Great Britain in 1801 and hated every minute of it), the USA (which would not even consider it for a nanosecond), and France (which was under direct occupation for much of the Middle Ages, and has resented this helping hand ever since).

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Which African member of the Commonwealth was never part of the British Empire or had any other constitutional links with another Commonwealth member?

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See related link "Wikipedia - List of Members of the Commonwealth of Nations'. Note also that any person born in Zimbabwe prior to their withdrawal from the Commonwealth may also serve in the British armed forces.