CANADA: The Redeemed Empire

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The Crown has become the mysterious link—indeed, I may say, the magic link —which unites our loosely bound but strongly interwoven Commonwealth of nations, states and races.

—:Sir Winston Churchill

Seventeen years have passed since Churchill grimly thundered his refusal to "preside over the liquidation of the British Empire," but today the British Empire is only a few steps from a liquidation as complete as that of Rome, Spain and the Habsburgs. Taking Empire's place is that once implausible, peculiarly individualistic association of free peoples known as the Commonwealth of Nations....

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