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Synonyms for Commonwealth of Nations

an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown

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The Games brings together athletes from the 71 countries and territories of the former British empire.
Standard Chartered's pedigree extends to more than 150 years trading across the former British Empire in India and Asia, which is still its main business focus.
New Delhi recently launched a modernization drive including repaving roads, constructing overpasses and building a new metro rail system, with many of the projects slated to be complete in time for its hosting of the Commonwealth Games October 3-14 that feature 71 nations and territories of the former British empire.
Today, of course, most of the exuviae of the former British Empire are independent countries, if not altogether free.
The baton relay began at Buckingham Palace in London on October 29 and has so far travelled 170,000 kilometres (105,600 miles) across all the 71 nations and territories of the former British Empire.
As I strained my mind to figure out why these three post colonials from the former British empire, Imtiaz Dharker, Wael al Sayegh, and Fadhil Azzawi, were slathering themselves in the Emperor's fair-and-lovely world with the voice of an angry subaltern slicing through C their reverie.
The gallery has also welcomed over 10,300 school children on organised trips who have enjoyed wartime stories of local people with family roots in the former British empire, interactive exhibits and free online learning.
They thought they had half the world, the former British Empire, as a captive market for any jalopy they turned out.
Gambia became independent from the former British Empire on 18 February, 1965.
Known as the gentlemen's sport, cricket has long been a popular pursuit amongst the countries of the former British Empire and following this tradition, the Lashings World XI players also hail from these parts of the globe.
Like many immigrants from the former British Empire, Oluwale feels British and is indignant at discrimination against black people in Britain.
The monument, bearing the names of 54,896 missing soldiers from Great Britain and the former British Empire with no known graves, was built in 1927 on the road out of Ypres along which hundreds of thousands of soldiers marched to the front.
The Darlington 29-year-old will box Francis Miyeyusho for the vacant former British Empire belt at the Tall Trees near Yarm.
As 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the former British Empire, the government has used this anniversary to raise awareness of modern forms of slavery as well.
This is the first time the Aussies have actually achieved something in a team sport recognised anywhere outside the former British Empire since the 1974 World Cup.