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History of Europe
What were the association of countries that were once part of the British Empire?
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What Countries once Belonged To The British Empire?
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What do all commonwealth countries have in common?
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What is the Commonwealth countries?
A trading alliance once called the British Commonwealth of Nations, it initially was an organization of nations which had once been part of the British Empire and which had chosen to retain the British Monarch as titular head. The organization is now called simply the Commonwealth of Nations and includes members that were never part of the British Empire.
What does British Empire mean?
The British Empire is another word for the commonwealth, which today is a group of nations that have colonised with Great Britain for one reason or another. Some reasons were for alliances, others for resources and help from Britain. Other countries had no choice and were annexed by Britain. +++ There is a major difference between the British Empire and the Commonwealth (capital 'C'): although the Commonwealth countries are former Imperial territories they rule themselves with the British Sovereign as titular Head of State. It is therefore an association of friendly, independent nations and although once British colonies they did NOT "colonise with" (whatever that means) Great Britain.
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Which empire once controlled America India and Australia?
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What is the name for the group of nations that were once part of the British Empire?
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What does the phrase the sun never set on the British empire mean?
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How many countries did the British Empire ever rule?
The British Empire ruled approximately 90% of the world, being the largest empire on the planet at 33,700,000 km2 (13,012,000 sq mi). It is difficult to get an exact number because the treaties, political situations and boundary divisions were always changing. As an approximation, the British Empire ruled about 140 major countries, bearing in mind some now no longer exist as they have merged with other existing countries once independent. If you include protectorates, mandates and minor territories, that number stretches to approximately 192. It was often said that "the sun never sets on the British Empire". Because the span of the empire across the globe meant that the sun was always shining on at least one of the many British colonies.
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How did the british empire change after the French and Indian war?
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What is the twelve countries that were once part of Roman Empire?
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How many countries do British empire rule?
The "British Empire" rule one country: the United Kingdom. The government of Britain no longer rules over many countries around the world. The countries that used to be ruled under the British empire have since declared independance and have adopted a constitutional monarchy, which is the only tie between these once British countries. They are not rules by the British parliament: they have their own. The only link today is that the head of state is the Queen, who has very restricted powers that she can only use in very VERY VERY drastic situations to interfere with the running of the country. If the British still ruled the amount of countries it did then there wouldn't be as much poverty, but Britain took them on board even though they might of handled it the wrong way. People under estimate Britain before they realaise how powerful Britain can be.
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What was Australia New Zealand and Ireland a part of?
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Why is the Queen on your coins?
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on nearly all coins struck by countries that are members of the British Commonwealth. While these countries are all independent of each other today, they share a history of once having been members of the British Empire and as such the reigning monarch is nominally their sovereign.