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Great Britain in the Commonwealth of Nations

N. A. Stepanova

Vestnik MGIMO-Universiteta, 01 April 2017, Issue 4(37), pp.214-221 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Great Britain in the Commonwealth of Nations
  • Autor: N. A. Stepanova
  • Assuntos: the British Commonwealth ; the Commonwealth of Nations ; Great Britain ; the British Empire ; Colonialism ; Colonies ; Dominions ; Imperialism ; Decolonization ; International Relations
  • É parte de: Vestnik MGIMO-Universiteta, 01 April 2017, Issue 4(37), pp.214-221
  • Descrição: The article is devoted to an analysis of the role of the Commonwealth of Nations in British history and politics. Having emerged at the end of the XIX c. as an informal association of Britain and dominions within the British Empire it has developed into an independent institute that includes almost all former British territories. Even though nowadays the Commonwealth is a free association of countries and manifests democratic values, this distinctive representation of imperialists stood at its origins, and at times the term itself signified the empire, though in a more progressive, democratic and human form. The author argues that for many decades the main reason for this evolution was British politicians'desire to deter regions from breaking away from within the British sphere of influence. Indeed, the Commonwealth countries belonged to one of the three most important and traditional circles of British political and economic interests, as formulated by W. Churchill, while its...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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