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British North America Act ... 1775?

 
 
Reply Thu 2 Oct, 2008 03:37 pm
What If; Instead of the Revolutionary War, the King of England offered the colonies a self-governing federal dominion, akin to the British North America Act of 1867.

Instead of the so-called Intolerable Acts that were passed haphazardly by British Parliament; what if Westminster sends a diplomatic corps to investigate the possibility of creating the Dominion of the United Colonies as a self-governing country under the British Crown; uniting not only the American 13 colonies, but also Canada's colonies: Quebec, Nova Scotia, Lower and Upper Canada, Newfoundland, etc.

Do you guys think the 13 colonies would have accepted this proposal or would they still have fought?

The other big question is if Canada and the United States were never created, but one super large country, spanning from the North Pole to the Mexican Border, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, that was loyal to the British Crown in 1775; by 2008, would this country continue to be a constitutional monarchy under the Crown or would a rebellion or vote to convert this country into a Republic have occurred?
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Reply Mon 6 Oct, 2008 07:52 am
@Victor Eremita,
Victor Eremita;26462 wrote:
What If; Instead of the Revolutionary War, the King of England offered the colonies a self-governing federal dominion, akin to the British North America Act of 1867.

Instead of the so-called Intolerable Acts that were passed haphazardly by British Parliament; what if Westminster sends a diplomatic corps to investigate the possibility of creating the Dominion of the United Colonies as a self-governing country under the British Crown; uniting not only the American 13 colonies, but also Canada's colonies: Quebec, Nova Scotia, Lower and Upper Canada, Newfoundland, etc.

Do you guys think the 13 colonies would have accepted this proposal or would they still have fought?

The other big question is if Canada and the United States were never created, but one super large country, spanning from the North Pole to the Mexican Border, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, that was loyal to the British Crown in 1775; by 2008, would this country continue to be a constitutional monarchy under the Crown or would a rebellion or vote to convert this country into a Republic have occurred?


Part of ben franklins reasons to leave was the issue of taxation, and loyalty to the crown

it would of happened anyways

people at that time wanted the classical liberal point of view, and they didnt want to be a part of the crown

and it wouldn't have continued to this day progression in the human thought process has stopped monarchies, even in the most "backward" areas have kicked out monarchs
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