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The Commonwealth of Nations is an association of 54 sovereign states, including the UK. Most, but not all, of the countries were once under British rule. Today they are all independent and include 33 republics, 16 monarchies where the Queen is Head of State, and 5 countires with their own monarch. The UK does not rule the Commonwealth; it is one of the 54 members, just as it is one of the members of the European Union.

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Who is the head of Commonwealth?

Queen Elizabeth II is the current head of the Commnwealth fo Nations.Yoweri Museveni, (President of Uganda) is the Current Chairperson of the Commonwealth Council

Which Caribbean island is not part of the US?

Most Carribean Islands are not part of the U.S., but sovereign nations or part of the CommonWealth of Nations spearheaded by The United Kingdom. The only Carribean Islands that are part of U.S. territory are Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands which were sold to the U.S. from Denmark in 1917, for an undisclosed fee.

What is the difference between a 'commonwealth' and a 'state' In a commonwealth landowners do not possess mineral or oil rights to their land. They don't actually own their land but own its use.?

Numerous definitions can be applied to the term commonwealth. In its loosest form, commonwealth means for the common or public good, and is often a state formed for the common good of the people. The term commonwealth can also apply to a group of nations that have a loose alliance for the good of all members of each nation. Several US states have commonwealth designation. These are Virginia, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. The commonwealth designation was important as these states originally defined their governance in direct opposition to the governance of the British Empire. The designation now lacks meaning and has merely been retained as a salute to the past history of rebellion that freed the US from British rule. google_ad_request_done.current_ad_block = 1; google_protectAndRun("ads_core.google_render_ad", google_handleError, google_render_ad); Some US territories are also organized as commonwealths. These territories, like Puerto Rico, are not entitled to the same rights and benefits as recognized states. For example Puerto Rico's designation as a commonwealth implies an ongoing relationship with the US, but does not imply statehood.

What countries have 3 party system?

In 2010, more than half of the nations of the world have multiparty systems. All 27 members of the European Union and all 12 members of the Union of South American Nations, as well as most of the 54 members of the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth) have multiparty systems. In addition, Japan, Mexico, Indonesia, Israel and several other Asian, African, Central American and island nations have multiparty systems. Notable nations whose political systems do not meet the definiton of multiparty system are Russia, the United States of America, the People's Republic of China, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Cuba and North Korea.

What does commonwealth state mean?

A commonwealth is any political entity that was founded on law and united by a compact for the good of the people.# The people of a nation or state; the body politic.# A nation or state governed by the people; a republic.# Commonwealth## Used to refer to some U.S. states, namely, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.## Used to refer to a self-governing, autonomous political unit voluntarily associated with the United States, namely, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.# An international association such as The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth) or the Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet Republics).# The English state and government from the death of Charles I in 1649 to the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, including the Protectorate of 1653 to 1659.# Archaic. The public good; commonweal.

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When was Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations created?

Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations was created in 1973.

Why are these games known as Commonwealth Games?

The nations participating are all members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

When did Trinidad and Tobago join the commonwealth of nations?

they join the commonwealth of nations in 1962

Why is US not in commonwealth?

The US is not in the Commonwealth Games because they are not in the Commonwealth of Nations.

How many nations are competing in the commonwealth games this year?

71 nations compete in the commonwealth games

Why don't japan and china compete in commonwealth games?

Both nations are not part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Where are the headquaters of the Commonwealth of Nations?

The headquarters of the Commonwealth of Nations is in London, England.

Are the commonwealth game affiliated with the commonwealth of nations?

Yes, they are.

Why is US not in commonwealth games?

The US is not in the Commonwealth Games because they are not in the Commonwealth of Nations.

How many nations are taking part in the commonwealth games 2014?

71 Commonwealth Games nations took part in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The number is a record for a Commonwealth Games.

How many countries participates in commonwealth games 2010?

There were 71 nations that participated at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

In what year did India join the commonwealth of nations?

India joined the Commonwealth of Nations on 15 August, 1947.