Former Commonwealth Realms

In her more than 60 year reign as Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms, Queen Elizabeth II has been the head of state of numerous countries. During her reign, however, 18 countries have ceased to recognize the British Monarch as their head of state after coups, republican referendums, and constitutional amendments. Name those countries.
Australia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tuvalu (twice) have held referendums and rejected becoming republics.
Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe) is not included because despite the fact that Elizabeth II was recognized by the independent government as the head of state, she never accepted the title nor was it ever recognized by any other country.
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Abolition Year
Method of Transition
Answer
1949
Act of Parliament
Ireland
1950
New Constitution
India
1956
New Constitution
Pakistan
1960
Referendum
Ghana
1961
Referendum
South Africa
1962
New Constitution
Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania)
1963
Constitutional Amendment
Nigeria
1963
Constitutional Amendment
Uganda
1964
New Constitution
Kenya
Abolition Year
Method of Transition
Answer
1966
New Constitution
Malawi
1970
Referendum
The Gambia
1970
Constitutional Amendment
Guyana
1971
New Constitution
Sierra Leone
1972
New Constitution
Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka)
1974
Constitutional Amendment
Malta
1976
New Constitution
Trinidad and Tobago
1987
Military Coup
Fiji
1992
Constitutional Amendment
Mauritius
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