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What is the British Commonwealth?

The British Commonwealth is an obsolete name for what is now called the Commonwealth of Nations. It is an association of some 54 independent, sovereign nations, most (but not all) of whom were once part of the British Empire


What countries were in war during world war 1?

About a third of the world's countries were involved in the war but the most important ones were Germany, Austria-Hungry, Ottoman Empire, U.S.A, France, Britain, Italy, and Russia. Japan and all of the British Commonwealth/Empire colonies also participated.


Which country in the Commonwealth was never in the British empire?

Mozambique - once a Portuguese colony - joined the Commonwealth, though it was never part of the British Empire. The point is that most of its neighbours belong to the Commonwealth.There are three other Commonwealth members that were never under British rule: Namibia, Samoa and Rwanda.


What money did they use 100 years ago Pence or Dollars?

You do not specify who "they" is. With few exceptions, Britain and most of the British Empire/Commonwealth countries, British Dependencies and British Overseas Territories would have been using Pounds, Shillings and Pence or something similar 100 years ago. The second half of the 20th Century saw most countries change from change from the archaic currencies they had been using to a more user friendly "decimal" currency, often based on the Dollar of 100 cents or, in the case of Britain, to the Pound of 100 Pence.


What was the most powerful empire in Europe?

depends how you mean, European empire or empire in Europe The british empire was the largest European empire, controlling 1/4 of the world's landmass. The roman empire was the most powerful in Europe, controlling nearly half of Europe

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What is meant by Commonwealth countries?

Commonwealth countries are those countries that are members of an organization called the Commonwealth of Nations. Most members, but not all, were once part of the British Empire.


Why are these countries called commonwealth countries?

Most of then were part of the British Empire at one point or another and all have joined an organization called the Commonwealth of Nations.


What does the word commonwealth mean?

The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of countries most of whom were formerly part of the British empire. The most prominent of these, apart from Britain itself, are Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan and New Zealand, but the Commonwealth also includes a number of African, South-East Asian and Caribbean states. Some countries, like Mozambique, have no connection with the British Empire.


Which king is on the 1933 Halfpenny?

King George V appeared on all British coins and the coins of most British Empire/Commonwealth countries from 1911 to 1936 inclusive.


What is the British Commonwealth?

The British Commonwealth is an obsolete name for what is now called the Commonwealth of Nations. It is an association of some 54 independent, sovereign nations, most (but not all) of whom were once part of the British Empire


Prior to World War I who were members of the British commomwealth?

The British Commonwealth didn't exist until 1950. At the time of World War 1, about 50 countries, comprising 25% of the worlds population, were part of the British Empire. Most of these countries are now self governing nations within the British Commonwealth and some still have Queen Elizabeth II as their Head of State.


How many membership links former british empires?

There are about 50 independent countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. Most of them are former members of the British Empire and some of them still have Queen Elizabeth II as their Head of State.


Which countries were involved in World War two in addition to America and Japan?

Great Britain & the British Empire & Commonwealth. Russia and many other countries in Europe. WW2 affected most parts of the world.


Wicht countries where in the british empire?

the principal dominions of the British Empire are: Australia Canada South Africa India New Zealand Added to the above are many African countries, Most of the West Indies, Guyana & Belize, & Asian territories. Virtually all of these have become members of the Commonwealth. Added to this is Mozambique, which was never a British territory.


What country is a 1912 bronze coin with George V from?

It could be from any one of the 50 plus British Empire/Commonwealth countries. If there is no country name on it, it is most likely from Britain.


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

Mozambique and Rwanda are Commonwealth members with no previous constitutional ties with the British Empire or another Commonwealth member. Cameroon is also a member of the Commonwealth and most of Cameroon was a French Trust Territory. Upon gaining independence it united with the smaller British Trust Territory of Southern Cameroon and joined the Commonwealth. This it does have constitutional links to Britain, in part.


What countries were in war during world war 1?

About a third of the world's countries were involved in the war but the most important ones were Germany, Austria-Hungry, Ottoman Empire, U.S.A, France, Britain, Italy, and Russia. Japan and all of the British Commonwealth/Empire colonies also participated.