Talk:Commonwealth of Nations

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 Definition An international organisation that evolved out of the British Empire. [d] [e]
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This article has been allowed to remain in the present incomplete state for over four years. I suggest that in order to meet the minimum standard to be expected of a CZ article, it should provide such basic information as the aims, rules and activities of the organisation that it describes, and should back its statements with citations. I have not made any changes myself, except to change "sometimes known" to "formerly known" in the lede (it is true that some people incorrectly call the Commonwealth the "British Commonwealth", but to say so without qualification is to imply that it is correct to do so) and to change the membership from 53 to 54. Are any of its original authors still interested in completing it? - Nick Gardner 08:53, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

In the absence any expression of interest in response to the above, I propose to redraft this article, taking advantage of the plentiful published information on the subject. Nick Gardner 07:33, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Interim redraft

In putting together a new draft, I have been conscious of the fact that a report on the subject by a select committee of the UK House of Commons is due to be published some time this year. In view of the prospect that their report will draw attention to the (figuratively) violent dispute that broke out last November, I have tried to steer away from the bland expressions of self-congratulation that make up most of the published information on the subject. Nick Gardner 15:59, 10 May 2012 (UTC)