After being granted autonomy in most of its affairs by the 1931 Statute of Westminster, Canada achieved complete independence from Great Britain through the 1982 Canada Act. The passage of the 1982 act by the Parliament ... More »

The nation of Canada gained its independence from Great Britain through the passing of the Canada Act of 1982. This act severed the final ties to the British parliament and gave Canada the right to amend its own constitu... More »

The temperature of the Labrador ocean current off Canada's East Coast is below 32 F. The Gulf Stream, the ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and lies further east than the Labrador current, is a western ... More »

South Africa gained its independence from Great Britain in 1934, though the African National Congress, which was formed 22 years prior to South Africa gaining its independence, did not gain power until 1994. More »

The East African country of Tanzania, which was previously known as Tanganyika, formally gained its independence from Great Britain on December 9, 1961. One year later, on December 9, 1962, Tanganyika became a republic, ... More »

Great Britain has a variety of geological natural resources, including coal, natural gas, petroleum, limestone, chalk, salt, iron ore, slate, clay, zinc, tin, silver, gold and lead. Arable land is also an important natur... More »

Great Britain is one shortened version of the name of a country with the official name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The term "Great Britain" technically refers to the island containing England, S... More »

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