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Old 10-22-2015, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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True, Maine is easily doable enough. But you've still got to deal with American politics. Aside from that matter, I agree that the British had the legal right, at the time, but shortly thereafter, the Acadians were allowed to return. While many did, the rest were so poor and travel-weary (not to mention over half died in the process) that they either did not or could not make a return voyage. I believe it wouldn't cause undue hardship on what is now the Canadian government to allow those who wish to return to do so, especially seeing as the numbers of those who would be inclined to take them up on the offer would be relatively few. Things are pretty nice in a red state for most Cajuns. *shudder* This is all, of course, heavily-biased personal opinion.
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:31 AM
 
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They were residents of a British colonial territory, and however unjust or unethical the situation may be perceived to be, the British had a legal right to expel them.
Does your government have the right to expel you from the country whenever they want?
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:31 PM
 
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Does your government have the right to expel you from the country whenever they want?
The Acadians were expelled for refusing to swear allegiance to the British Crown. That is, at the time, it probably met the definition of sedition.

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Old 10-25-2015, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Does your government have the right to expel you from the country whenever they want?
This place wasn't really a ''country'' back then anyway. At least not in the way we envision a country these days.

I am not sure about the statements about the British having the ''legal right'' to do it either. Once again, that concept did not really exist in those days. At least it didn't in British-conquered Acadia.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:11 PM
 
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This place wasn't really a ''country'' back then anyway. At least not in the way we envision a country these days.

I am not sure about the statements about the British having the ''legal right'' to do it either. Once again, that concept did not really exist in those days. At least it didn't in British-conquered Acadia.
There were no international laws to prevent it. No International Court of Justice existed at that time.

The Acadians were British subjects at the time of the expulsion. Britain could deport anyone it wanted to, within its own territories at least. The Acadians were sent to New England and more southerly British colonies, not just down to Louisiana or to France.

Look at how many British convicts, debtors, political prisoners, etc. were transported to Australia. That didn't end until the mid-1800s.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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There were no international laws to prevent it. No International Court of Justice existed at that time.

The Acadians were British subjects at the time of the expulsion. Britain could deport anyone it wanted to, within its own territories at least. The Acadians were sent to New England and more southerly British colonies, not just down to Louisiana or to France.

Look at how many British convicts, debtors, political prisoners, etc. were transported to Australia. That didn't end until the mid-1800s.
And the British were basically operating solely on military and strategic imperatives at the time.
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I can only imagine salt cod with Tabasco sauce.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I can only imagine salt cod with Tabasco sauce.
I can't imagine anyone who would do such a thing. O.O Now some Tony Cacherie's? Ohhhh yes. :-D
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