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Old 03-28-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: From Ulster, now in England.
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America

Canada

Australia

New Zealand


What would these countries be like today?
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The Shires
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America

Canada

Australia

New Zealand


What would these countries be like today?
Probably fairly similar, but either Dutch, French or German speaking!
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:42 AM
 
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If the British hadn't colonised most of the southern hemisphere?

* Australians would more than likely speak Dutch and live in New "Holland". With Tasmania being known as "Van Diemen's Land" (The British went and named the island after a Dutch explorer )

* New Zealanders would also probably speak Dutch? Though they would still be living in "New Zeeland" (Just with the Dutch spelling. )

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Old 03-30-2009, 03:48 AM
 
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Probably fairly similar, but either Dutch, French or German speaking!
Exactly, just a different type of Goose Step!!!

In the end, it still would have meant that the native indigenous peoples would have gotten the shaft anyway.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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This is not even a debate question, its just a hypothetical question that prob should be posted in the history section.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I agree with Bcreass; however, all could very well have been seized by another country altogether since then.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:47 PM
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Location: Near Manito
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Nature hates a vacuum.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Nature hates a vacuum.
So it's entirely possible that if it hadn't been the British, it would've been some other colonizing force. The likeliest candidates were the Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese--although the Dutch were more interested in commercial opportunity than actual colonization.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:28 PM
Status: "Bountiful pine needle harvest" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Near Manito
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So it's entirely possible that if it hadn't been the British, it would've been some other colonizing force. The likeliest candidates were the Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese--although the Dutch were more interested in commercial opportunity than actual colonization.
Of course. That was the meaning of my post.

p.s. Aren't we glad it wasn't the Chinese?

(Although we'd all be eating better....)
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Not many would be playing the oh-so-exciting game of cricket.
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