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Quebec as a separate nation was fine until the British conquest now as time has passed Quebec is trying to shift toward separation again but with financial problems government trauma and the twenty- first century approaching rapidly separation is an unattainable feat for Quebec The year is 1667 and New France now known as Quebec is living in peace as a separate nation New France was living under a system called the seigneurial regime and this was a system that was derived from the homeland in France The seigneurial system gave pieces of land to censitaires farmers who worked on that land growing agriculture and developing a sense of independence for themselves the censitaires would then pay dues to the landowners who were called seigneurs see Fig1- Pg 5 In the early stages of the seigneurial system dues were not expected because a lot of the early settlers were very poor and if dues were expected the farmers would head off into the forest and begin a life of fur trading and this is not what the New France government wanted because their goal was social order and social order only came with a good settlement 1 Life was running quite smoothly in New France until the British conquest of Quebec began in the fall of 1759 and finally ended in 1763 and that is when the independent life of the peoples of New France also came to an end The conquest did not totally wipe out New Frances way of life they still had their seigneurial system of land-holdings and a large amount of French- speaking people who helped distinguish their heritage but the Catholic church they so heavily relied on could no longer accept clergy or royal subsidies from France which was a harsh blow to the way of life in French Canada The French government in Canada was abolished and was now run by the British Imperial authorities until 1867 when the
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