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Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
British Empire
is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.[2] It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.[3] There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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GBE (other)
GBE is the highest award in the Order of the British Empire, given in recognition for contributions to the arts, science or public service. It may also refer to:Gale Banks Engineering, a company created by hot rodder Gale Banks Gbe languages, spoken in West Africa Gigabit Ethernet, in computing Genome Biology and Evolution, scientific journal Glycogen branching enzyme Gospel Book (British Library, MS Egerton 768), an illuminated Gospel Book in Latin Great Big Events, a sports and event management company the IATA code for Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, serving Gaborone, BotswanaThis disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title GBE. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the
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First World War
Allied victoryCentral Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
and foundation of the Soviet Union Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers Establishment of the League of Nations
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KBE (other)
Disambiguation usually refers to word-sense disambiguation, the process of identifying which meaning of a word is used in context. Disambiguation may also refer to:Sentence boundary disambiguation, the problem in natural language processing of deciding where sentences begin and end Syntactic disambiguation, the problem of resolving syntactic ambiguity Memory disambiguation, a set of microprocessor execution techniquesMusic[edit]Ø (Disambiguation), a 2010 album by Underoath Disambiguation (Pandelis Karayorgis album), a 2002 album by Pandelis Karayorgis and Mat ManeriSee also[edit]Ambiguity, an attribute of any concept, idea, statement or claim whose meaning, intention or interpretation cannot be definitively resolvedThis disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Disambiguation. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the
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Head Of State
A head of state (or chief of state) is the public persona that officially represents the national unity and legitimacy of a sovereign state.[1] Depending on the country's form of government and separation of powers, the head of state may be a ceremonial figurehead or concurrently the head of government. In countries with parliamentary systems, the head of state is typically a ceremonial figurehead that does not actually guide day-to-day government activities or is not empowered to exercise any kind of secular political authority (e.g., Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
of the Commonwealth Realms).[2] In countries where the head of state is also
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Orders, Decorations, And Medals Of The United Kingdom
The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery, achievement, or service to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the British Overseas Territories
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Order Of The Garter
The Order of the Garter
Order of the Garter
(formally the Most Noble Order of the Garter) is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III
Edward III
in 1348 and regarded as the most prestigious British order of chivalry (though in precedence inferior to the military Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom. It is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England's patron saint. Appointments are made at the Sovereign's sole discretion. Membership of the Order is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than 24 living members, or Companions. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies (e.g., members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs)
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Order Of St Patrick
The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick
is a dormant British order of chivalry associated with Ireland. The Order was created in 1783 by George III at the request of the then Lord Lieutenant
Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland, The 3rd Earl
Earl
Temple (created The 1st Marquess of Buckingham in 1784). The regular creation of knights of Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick
lasted until 1922, when most of Ireland
Ireland
gained a form of independence as the Irish Free State, a dominion within what was then known as the British Commonwealth
British Commonwealth
of Nations. While the Order technically still exists, no knight of St Patrick has been created since 1936, and the last surviving knight, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, died in 1974
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Order Of The Star Of India
The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India
Order of the Star of India
is an order of chivalry founded by Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
in 1861. The Order includes members of three classes (regardless of gender):Knight Grand Commander (GCSI) Knight Commander (KCSI) Companion (CSI)No appointments have been made since the 1948 New Year Honours, shortly after the Partition of India
Partition of India
in 1947. With the death in 2009 of the last surviving knight, the Maharaja
Maharaja
of Alwar, the order became dormant. The motto of the order is Heaven's light our guide
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Order Of The Indian Empire
The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
Order of the Indian Empire
is an order of chivalry founded by Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
in 1878. The Order includes members of three classes:Knight Grand Commander (GCIE) Knight Commander (KCIE) Companion (CIE)No appointments have been made since 1947, the year that India
India
and Pakistan
Pakistan
became independent from the British Raj. With the death of the last surviving knight, the Maharaja
Maharaja
of Dhrangadhra, the order became dormant in 2010. The motto of the Order is Imperatricis auspiciis, ( Latin
Latin
for "Under the auspices of the Empress"), a reference to Queen Victoria, the first Empress of India
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British Indian Empire
Indian languagesGovernment ColonyMonarch of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Emperor/Empressa •  1858–1901 Victoria •  1901–1910 Edward VII •  1910–1936 George V •  1936 Edward VIII •  1936–1947 George VI Viceroy
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Diamond Jubilee Of Elizabeth II
The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
was a multinational celebration throughout 2012, that marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
on 6 February 1952. Queen Elizabeth is queen regnant of 16 sovereign states, known as Commonwealth realms, including the United Kingdom
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Knight Commander
Commander (Italian: Commendatore, French: Commandeur, German: Komtur, Spanish: Comandante, Portuguese: Comendador), or Knight Commander, is a title of honor prevalent in chivalric order and fraternal orders. The title of Commander occurred in the medieval military orders, such as the Knights Hospitaller, for a member senior to a Knight. Variations include Knight Commander, notably in English, sometimes used to denote an even higher rank than Commander. In some orders of chivalry, Commander ranks above Officier (i.e. Officer), but below one or more ranks with a prefix meaning "Great", e.g
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Cook Islands
Coordinates: 21°14′S 159°46′W / 21.233°S 159.767°W / -21.233; -159.767Cook Islands Kūki 'ĀiraniFlagCoat of armsAnthem: Te Atua Mou E God is TruthCapital and largest city Avarua 21°12′S 159°46′W / 21.200°S 159.767°W / -21.200; -159.767Official languagesEnglish Cook Islands Māori (including Pukapukan[a])Spoken languagesEnglish (86.4%) Māori (76.2%) other (8.3%)[1]Ethnic groups (2011[1])81.3% Māori 6.7% part-Māori 11.9% otherDemonym Cook IslanderGovernment Constitutional monarchy• MonarchElizabeth II• Queen's RepresentativeTom Marsters• Prime MinisterHenry Puna• House of ArikiTou Travel ArikiLegislature Parl
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Commonwealth Of Nations
The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
of Nations[2] (formerly the British Commonwealth),[3][1] also known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.[4] The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, organised through the Commonwealth Secretariat and non-governmental organisations, organised through the Commonwealth
Commonwealth
Foundation.[5] The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire
British Empire
through increased self-governance of its territories
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House Of Commons Of The United Kingdom
The House of Commons
House of Commons
is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Officially, the full name of the house is the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
in Parliament assembled. Offices however extend to Portcullis House
Portcullis House
due to shortage of space. The Commons is an elected body consisting of 650 members known as Members of Parliament (MPs). Members are elected to represent constituencies by first-past-the-post and hold their seats until Parliament is dissolved. The House of Commons
House of Commons
of England
England
evolved in the 13th and 14th centuries
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