10 Facts About The Commonwealth

1. The Commonwealth is one of the world's oldest political association of states.

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2. The Commonwealth had its origins in the British Empire but its latest members, Rwanda and Mozambique, were never part of the Empire.

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3. The Commonwealth is head of state of 16 The Commonwealth countries, referred to as Commonwealth realms.

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4. The Commonwealth is a name for countries which were part of the British Empire before they became independent.

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5. The Commonwealth has published the Anthem, performed by the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra, with and without an introductory narrative.

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6. The Commonwealth Boxing Council has long maintained Commonwealth titles for the best boxers in the Commonwealth.

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7. The term "The Commonwealth" was officially adopted to describe the community.

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8. The Commonwealth has adopted a number of symbols that represent the association of its members.

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9. The Commonwealth is not a private club of the governments or the secretariat.

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10. The Commonwealth dates back to the first half of the 20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire through increased self-governance of its territories.

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