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an association of 53 sovereign nations that support each other and work together towards international goals
At one time, most of these nations were part of the British Empire and swore allegiance to the British Crown. All are now fully independent and swear allegiance only to a set of common values and goals. According to terms of the London Declaration, issued in 1949, member nations agree to recognize the British monarch as the Head of the Commonwealth, with no actual governing authority.
To learn more about how The Commonwealth works, as well as its stated goals, see the official website, at www.thecommonwealth.org.
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