Crowning colony

a crowning colony (becomes outdated for: British overseas territories) is in the British public law the possession administered by the crown by a governor. Today most crowning colonies - in different gradation - have autonomy (internal autonomy); only the foreign policy and defense are incumbent on further Great Britain.A goal is in the long run perfect independence from the united kingdom. Only very small territories with small population (like e.g.Südgeorgien and the southern sand yielding islands) are subordinate to the direct administration of an official used by the British government.

Brings closer information under: British overseas territories

former crowning colonies

Many of the current members of the British Commonwealth were before crowning colonies. Of it to differentiate are among other things British protectorates and the later administered Dominions, as well as areas under the administration of a Dominions stood. See for this British colonies. Important crowning colonies were among other things:


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