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  • proper n. The United Kingdom together with its dominions, colonies, dependencies, trust territories and protectorates; became the Commonwealth of Nations following the independence of many of its constituent countries

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  • n. a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand


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  • McMahon, a career bootlicker, performed the old "sleight of hand" trick, fudging the words "frontier" and "border" to demarcate the line that divided the British Empire from the Chinese.


  • That old organization called the British Empire, loose and decentrated -- and holding together because it was so -- had taken another step forward in the gathering of its strength into a compact force.

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  • Without it, we could never have been purged of our insensate selfishness; without it, the loose agglomeration of states, then called the British Empire, could never have been welded into the State; without it, the great events of that year would have been impossible, and the dominion of the English-speaking peoples must, ere this, have become no more than a matter of historical interest.

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  • _Politically the British Empire is a clumsy collection of strange accidents.

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  • Eventually the mobilized military air force of the British Empire, that is to say, Captains Burke, Brooke-Popham, and Massy, Lieutenants

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  • The lands called the British Empire belong to many races, and it is only by the sword and not by the Book of Peace or any pact of peace that those races can be kept from the ownership of their own countries.

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  • Another example is the British Empire, which is a world empire and comprises a number of different nations.

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  • As well may you say that because the English Government is called the British Empire, it is only for Britons, and a Frenchman would not be allowed to reside at London; or the government of Alexander only for Russians, while no German would be allowed to tread its extensive soil.

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  • But, Plant joked he and Page would not be fighting over rank, even though Plant's new Commander of the British Empire is a higher honor than Page's Order of the British Empire.

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