Imperial Conferences

Periodic meetings held between 1907 and 1937 by the dominions within the British Empire and later the Commonwealth.

Convened to discuss mutual defense and economic issues, they passed nonbinding resolutions. However, the Statute of Westminster implemented decisions made at the 1926 and 1930 conferences that described the self-governing dominions (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, and Newfoundland) as "autonomous communities within the British empire." After World War II, meetings between the countries' prime ministers replaced the conferences.

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