Vladimir Putin

Arden-Clarke, Sir Charles

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The transformation of the old-style Empire of dependent Colonies and Protectorates into a new-style Commonwealth of sovereign independent states and nations. Effects of such transformation. Three questions that the speaker is often asked with regard to this transformation: Is the grant of independence to these African Colonies a new concept of British colonial policy? Is a parliamentary democratic system of government on the British model regarded as the system best suited to such politically undeveloped people? Why this rush to establish these new independent states under this alien system of government before the people are ready for it? A detailed discussion in response to these questions follows. Some concluding remarks include the issue of these emerging independent nations remaining as members of the Commonwealth. The new style Commonwealth.