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The term "Anglosphere" describes a certain group of English-speaking countries.

The Anglosphere is usually thought of being composed of the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Other than a common language, these nations also share many other common features, most of which come from their shared history of being former colonies of England. The shared features include:

The Anglosphere nations also share many other similarities, including high economic prosperity, firmly established civil rights and personal freedoms, and high levels of global cultural influence.

These reasons and others make the Anglosphere different from other English-speaking international groups, notably the Commonwealth of Nations.


Anglosphere nations have a history of co-operation and close political ties. A network of varying military alliances exists between all five nations, and some engage in free trade between themselves.

Because of their similar cultures, the nations share a lot of cultural materials between themselves. Certain actors, directors, movies, books, and TV shows enjoy high levels of popularity across the Anglosphere nations, regardless of their country of origin.

External Links

An Anglosphere Primer (http://www.pattern.com/bennettj-anglosphereprimer)

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