The Balfour Declaration 1926

The Balfour Declaration agreed to at the Imperial Conference of 1926 declared that the self-governing dominions were to be regarded as

“…autonomous communities within the British Empire, equal in status, in no way subordinate one to another in any aspect of their domestic or external affairs, though united by a common allegiance to the Crown, and freely associated as members of the British Commonwealth of Nations.”

The declaration recognized the sovereign right of each dominion to control its own domestic and foreign affairs.

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