New Commonwealth

New Commonwealth

The term New Commonwealth was commonly used in the 1960s and 1970s to refer to members of the Commonwealth of Nations that had joined in recent years as a result of decolonization. These countries were mostly, poor developing countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean with predominantly non-white populations. They were in contrast with the so-called Old Commonwealth (or "White Commonwealth") countries that were located in the developed world and were predominantly white and wealthy.


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