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Originally posted by KarmaComa
reply to post by ipsedixit
you perfectly said it.
France is linked to Quebec via the Francophonie, same language & culture heritage.
Now, Quebec is Canadian, France is French, and that's it.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by Hefficide
I take it you're Canadian? What's the backstory to all this? Any official headlines about this deal with forming an independent nation as a stepping stone to a united front?
And what's all this got to do with America? I'm a little lost here.edit on 1-9-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
Only this time, the vast majority of the youth (18-29) WILL VOTE and is mostly positioned for the independence of Québec. The souverenist movement has been resurrected, and with it the hope of an independent République du Québec. (I wish for a socialist republic of Quebec but whatever...)
How would they stand up militarily? If they become their own country, would they be able to stand on their own?
Originally posted by aboutface
reply to post by Propulsion
It's historical. Culturally, religiously, linguistically they have been different and have felt exploited, demeaned and ridiculed. There is some truth in all their arguments. However when they decided that to be a loyal patriot and create unity amongst themselves, they had to blame the federal government and then that attitude became entrenched. But relax, there will be no separation for a while at least. It just isn't financially feasible.
Originally posted by ToneDeaf
I'm surprised that it took this long, I mean . . .
that I expected that the French colonialists and also the
Native Indians would have taken major offense from
the moment that prime minister steven harper took
down the sovereign-wall at parliament, and replaced
it with a portrait of the british queen
Just from that act alone set the stage for separation.
Canada is not a british colony and the conservatives
need to be reminded of this ! !
I put the blame directly on steven harper.