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Personal ideas about Britain and Canada in the post-imperial era, dating from 1945. The differences in the Commonwealth before then, and after. Main differences include the emergence of the Soviet Union and the United States as superpowers; the United Nations as a new force; the quasi monopoly position of the Arab countries in the Middle East in the supply of oil; the leap forward in science and technology. Comments of how Britain and Canada have adapted in the face of these changes.