Crown Colony

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The term crown colony underlines the close ties between a colony and the motherland. In contrast to this are the possessions that are either subject to a high self- government status or that were managed directly by a trading company or colonial company.


The term can be found in the following current and former colonial powers and with the following examples:


German Empire

United Kingdom

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