The queen’s death raises questions over the future of the Commonwealth | 1A

When Queen Elizabeth II died last week, her son Charles became the king. Not only in the United Kingdom but in 14 additional countries around the world.

The British Commonwealth is a political organization of 56 countries across the globe. The Commonwealth accounts for 2.5 billion people, with India making up more than half of that number.

But its future following the queen’s death remains uncertain. Barbados left the organization last year and both Jamaica and Belize are also considering departures.

The history of British colonial rule in the Caribbean and the possibility of reparations are hot topics of discussion among regional advocates and leaders.

We gather a panel to talk about the Commonwealth’s history, why countries join, and why they leave.

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