Can the Commonwealth become a trading bloc after Brexit?

Naomasa298

Forum Staff
Apr 2010
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T'Republic of Yorkshire
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Potentially, but a Commonwealth trading bloc would be dominated by Britain (and maybe India). I'm not sure how Commonwealth countries would feel about being subordinated to their former colonial master.
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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SoCal
#3
Potentially, but a Commonwealth trading bloc would be dominated by Britain (and maybe India). I'm not sure how Commonwealth countries would feel about being subordinated to their former colonial master.
India is eventually going to dominate this bloc due to its sheer population. Its total economic potential is much more than that of Britain.

Is Indian domination going to be easier for the other ex-British colonies to swallow than British domination would be?
 
Mar 2019
1,236
Kansas
#4
Potentially, but a Commonwealth trading bloc would be dominated by Britain (and maybe India). I'm not sure how Commonwealth countries would feel about being subordinated to their former colonial master.
After Britain entered the EU, most of the Commonwealth nations had to go find other markets. Example what does Britain bring to the table that would encourage Australia to move away from its South East Asian markets
 

Naomasa298

Forum Staff
Apr 2010
33,697
T'Republic of Yorkshire
#5
After Britain entered the EU, most of the Commonwealth nations had to go find other markets. Example what does Britain bring to the table that would encourage Australia to move away from its South East Asian markets
This is why I reckon it would be better for Britain to join the TPP.

But in answer to your question, we'll buy your Vegemite if you buy our Marmite.
 

stevev

Ad Honorem
Apr 2017
3,174
Las Vegas, NV USA
#6
Potentially, but a Commonwealth trading bloc would be dominated by Britain (and maybe India). I'm not sure how Commonwealth countries would feel about being subordinated to their former colonial master.
Does it matter? Small states can and do prosper in the EU such as Luxembourg and Estonia.
 

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