Vladimir Putin

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Seeing and dealing with problems in perspective. Problems in Canada with regard to multi-language and multi-culture. Moving to a united world. The Commonwealth as a Canadian invention: a brief history. What this association has done for Canada. The modern Commonwealth and its importance in the next 20 or 30 years. How the modern Commonwealth differs from the original. Using the Commonwealth for international understanding; to expand people's awareness of each other; to lead to practical co-operation. Canada's use of the Commonwealth as an analogy. Effects of the Commonwealth on Canada. The greatest dangers in the world today. The Commonwealth in the middle of these problems. Difficulties for the Commonwealth, similar to other international institutions such as the United Nations, NATO, Organization of African Unity. Pressures to make adjustments to take account of the needs, hopes and fears of others. The nature and goals of the Commonwealth. Using the Commonwealth as an instrument for assistance in development, with examples.