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Question for Africans whose country has the UK Monarch as Head of State, does this suit your country and if not, can you fire her/him?

REMsleep · 41-45, F
The Queen is still the head of state in my husband's country but they are not in Africa. They are Caribbean.
I have a hard time understanding the way that it works because I haven't looked that deeply into it and as an American its a bit confusing.
The UK government dosen't do jack for them and they gained independence 30 years ago.
Their banana republic government is in a shambles.
They don't even get good exporting contracts to the UK as they used to for their fruits.
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REMsleep · 41-45, F
@OldBrit Yes but unfortunately my husband's country is so tiny they can't be a true source of workers and they do produce loads of bananas but with black fungus taking over the common bananas world wide their country is too small to rotate fields to try to hold that fungus down.
Uk is now getting most bananas from Central America which has larger fields.
My husband's country is a literal shit show.
room101 · 51-55, M
@REMsleep

There are approx. ten Caribbean countries which are in the British Commonwealth. The Queen is their Head of State but, she appoints a Governor General who acts as her representative.

However, this role (just like the Queen's role in general) is largely ceremonial and has negligible impact on the running of the country. For example, Jamaica is in the Commonwealth so, it has a Governor General. It is also fully independent and has its own Parliament and its own duly elected Prime Minister.
we were under british and nederland rule
under british for longer
but became a union and stepped out from under that rule
that is why we write colour and not color
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@OldBrit yes we do too

 
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