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Do you believe the Republic of Ireland or the United States will ever join the Commonwealth?


SJMcMahon

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I've not given much serious thought to this, but I do think it's an interesting question. While there's reasons of pride and national history for why neither the United States or Ireland would join the Commonwealth, do you think they'd ever join? If they were to join the Commonwealth, for what reason do you think they would i.e. trade, culture, sports, ect?

- P.S. I'm an American; and I'm not advocating for or against membership.
 

off with their heads

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sorry old bean your looking for crump or keithm to indulge in this commonwealth love in:) call back later:rolleyes:
 

TiredOfBeingTired

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Re USA: How is NAFTA (USA + Canada + Mexico) working?
Re Ireland: Commonwealth is highly unlikely. EU will come first for a long time.
 

BlackLion

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The way our economic world is failing. all of us in the west will be all commoninwealth.
 

TommyO'Brien

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No and No.

BTW the US and France both considered joining in the 1960s.
 

SJMcMahon

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I wonder if there's a way to have a limited membership based on trade alone. The U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand already have a strong alliance, so there's no benefit in that aspect of membership. Ireland is neutral, so there's no reason for that, either.

There's some problems with NAFTA, but it's not that bad. All three of our economies (U.S., Mexico and Canada) are already heavy connected to each other. We're Canada's largest trading partner, as well as Mexico's. Though, the NAFTA talk is getting off topic. lol
 

sowhat

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The EU and US are already negotiating a free trade agreement.
 

Troy_337

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No. :)
 

rant_and_rave

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I've not given much serious thought to this, but I do think it's an interesting question. While there's reasons of pride and national history for why neither the United States or Ireland would join the Commonwealth, do you think they'd ever join? If they were to join the Commonwealth, for what reason do you think they would i.e. trade, culture, sports, ect?

- P.S. I'm an American; and I'm not advocating for or against membership.
The role of the Commonwealth has been largely superceded by the UN.
 

Red_93

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The commonwealth is entirely pointless. It is not a free trade area. It is not free movement area. What is it actually for?

I'm not sure it actually exists.
Why of course it exists, and it plays the monumentously important role of deluding the Brits into thinking they still run the world!
 
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