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New France:

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, independent nation (2015 est. pop. 35,950,000), 3,851,787 sq mi (9,976,128 sq km), N North America. The second largest country in the world in area, Canada occupies all of North America N of the United States (and E of Alaska) except for Greenland and the French islands
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New France

the former French colonies and possessions in North America, most of which were lost to England and Spain by 1763: often restricted to the French possessions in Canada
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In a brilliant exercise of transatlantic history (Chapter 2), Rushforth then studies the Atlantic background of New France slavery, especially the tension between the legal principle of French free soil and the demand for enslaved laborers in the colonies.
She was sent to New France as the leader of a group of nuns to establish the Ursuline Order in New France.
New France's founding of North American colonies in the seventeenth century, which coincides with Shakespeare's writing of The Tempest, was aesthetically layered onto La Tempete's actual setting on the Huron-Wendat reserve in 2011.
The museum brings history alive, educating the visitors in an empirical way about the rich heritage left by the first settlers to New France. Among others, it features various aspects of rural life of the 17th century, and a garden recreated in the spirit of New France.
Bride of New France is Suzanne Desrochers' debut novel.
The Proclamation, which followed eight months after the Peace of Paris settlement ended the Seven Years' War, was an attempt to provide a provisional arrangement to resolve aboriginal matters, but also to provide a civil administration for the newly acquired territory of New France. In the peace negotiations at Paris, Britain obtained Florida from the Spanish, and all of New France from the French, except for the islands of St.
On the other hand, in other cultural and religious groups, such as New France's French-Canadians, it occupies an important social place.
Beaver pelts were still important to New France's economy, but not as important to France as the Atlantic fisheries and Canadian drying grounds that trained the generations of French sailors who manned the fleet in time of war.
Few families immigrated to the Southern colonies of the United States or the colonies of New France. (8) Unlike the northern settlements of the United States, which were populated by family groups (9) fleeing religious persecution, (10) the southern and French colonies were established by individual speculators and fortune hunters.
NEW France coach Didier Deschamps admits he has a difficult job in front of him after Les Bleus' disappointing Euro 2012 campaign.
The Canadian citizens paid for bronze cannons to be placed on either side of the grand column to remind future generations of the last and most important of all the French forts that were built in this part of the New World in the days when Canada was known as New France.
New France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has also named one uncapped player as he calls up Clermont centre Wesley Fofana for Saturday's match against Italy.

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