Found this in another thread and did not want to drag that off topic. Could we see some evidence to back this up please? I do know that Ireland as well is now totally sovereign from the crown (as of 1949). So that alone is evidence that the US is not the only country to succeed. I think India and a few other nations have also succeeded. I also don't think that commonwealth status involves any loss of sovereignty. As far as I know the only nations that are still a part of the UK are listed in its full name - The United Kingdom of Britain [England, Scotland, Wales] and Northern Ireland. HERE is a list (Wikipedia admittedly) of the UK overseas territories. Perhaps if we were to include Canada and Australia the 1/6 aspect would be true. Any of our UK residents want to help me with this one?