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Old 06-04-2013, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Why was it not until 1949 that Newfoundland joined Canada?
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Britain only "held on to" Newfoundland for 15 years, from 1934 to 1949.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Newfoundland was also an independent country for a period as well. I believe it is the only part of Canada to have ever been its own independent country.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Newfoundland was also an independent country for a period as well. I believe it is the only part of Canada to have ever been its own independent country.
For a little over two years, and then they gave it up and asked to become a Colony again.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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For a little over two years, and then they gave it up and asked to become a Colony again.
I thought it was longer than that. If I've read correctly, they gained dominion status in 1907, then gave it up in 1933 because they'd gone broke.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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They were a Dominion, which is a step up from a Colony, but per wiki;

According to the Statute of Westminster of 11 December 1931, the Dominion of Newfoundland was independent within the British Commonwealth, as were Canada, the Irish Free State, the Union of South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. But on 16 February 1934 the Newfoundland Parliament passed an Address to the Crown relinquishing self-government.[SIZE=2][1][/SIZE] Responsible government in Newfoundland voluntarily ended and governance of the dominion reverted to direct control from London — one of the few countries that has ever voluntarily given up direct self-rule.


So December 1931 until Feb 1934, 26 months.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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No one wanted Newfoundland that was primarily inhabited by Irish...The British find the Irish troublesome.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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No one wanted Newfoundland that was primarily inhabited by Irish...The British find the Irish troublesome.
Newfoundland is actually about 55% English, 35% Irish and 10% Scottish and French. St. John's is very Irish but if you leave "Town" it's primarily English.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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I thought it was longer than that. If I've read correctly, they gained dominion status in 1907, then gave it up in 1933 because they'd gone broke.
Well technically it was till 1949, there was just no democracy.
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