The Commonwealth

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Constitution. The Commonwealth is a free association of sovereign independent nations, numbering 44 at the end of 1980. There is no charter, treaty or constitution; the association is expressed in co-operation, consultation and mutual assistance for which the Commonwealth Secretariat is the central co-ordinating organization.


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