Countries Around The Globe


The population of the Empire is estimated to be 355 millions of

coloured and 60 millions of white people.


1840. The Act of Union passed. The two colonies of Upper and Lower

Canada united, and a representative Assembly formed.

1867. Bill for the Federation of Canada passed. The various provinces

united under the title of Dominion of Canada, ruled by a

Governor-General, nominated by the Crown. The Central Parliament,

which dealt with matters relating to the Dominion, established at


1885. Completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which led to the

opening up of the North-West. The great stream of emigration from

Europe commences.


Australia became a United Commonwealth at the beginning of the

present century.

From 1851 onward the transportation of convicts was prohibited.

The expansion of the Commonwealth has taken place to a great extent

during the reign of Queen Victoria. The majority of the settlers are

of British descent.


South Africa finally united in 1910 with self-government.


Disraeli, in 1876, introduced the Royal Titles Bill, by means of

which the Queen was able to assume the title of Empress of India.

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