Map of the Day


Not many left. Countries with a Monarch.


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  • Michael

    Just some of the most stable and successful, and consistently pleasant to live in, countries on earth

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    The red ones tend to be some of the more pestilential pits of hell, inasmuch as things like quality of life, personal freedom, etc are concerned. With the possible exception of Brunei, but methinks the Sultan is getting all Sharia and whatnot.

  • Bunswalla

    They seem to have left off most of the 53 Commonwealth states. The actual map showing just the Commonwealth countries is below.

    • Dick Brown

      Nice one Bunswalla; I was just looking at the article map and I’m going hmmmm I’m sure the Commonwealth had more countries than that.

    • Nechtan

      Not to be picky, but most of the Commonwealth countries don’t have the Queen as head of state, the few light blue countries shown on the 1st map do.

  • Tony Norriss

    There should be a red dot in the middle of the South Pacific for Tonga

    • Dick Brown

      A big, fat one with type II diabetes

  • Mr_V4

    What about banana republics?

  • drummerboy

    the queen is still the head of state in New Zealand and any other common wealth. shes not just a figure head.