Britain seeks to unite overseas territories

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  1. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    They are fourteen territories of wildly different sizes and shapes scattered across the globe, but bound by a shared history: they are all remnants of the British Empire. Now Britain wants to tie them in more closely with London in matters of governance, finance and law and order...............




    Britain seeks to unite overseas territories - Hindustan Times
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Here is the map from the link above:

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    I am wondering why Australia, New Zealand and Canada were left out. Of course these are sovereign countries, but officially, they are still part of the British Empire with the Queen as their Head of State.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Were they left out because they are not "Tax Havens"?
     
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    The Commonwealth realms are sovereign states, united only in the voluntary and symmetric sharing of the institution of the monarchy,[6] the succession, and the Queen herself; the person of the sovereign and the Crown were said in 1936 to be "the most important and vital link" between the realms

    Commonwealth realm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    these territories that are talked about is those that are admininstered directly from UK
     

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