INTL4280_Feb14

INTL4280_Feb14 - Thursday, 14 February 2008 Canada &...

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Thursday, 14 February 2008 Want to know why some Separatist movements produce violent confrontations but not others? What institutions lead to successful secessions and unsuccessful secessions? o Does a democracy obstruct the ability of self-determination movements to secede? Sources of Quebec nationalism o Historical grievances – French army lost, and Quebec was incorporated into the British Empire Economic grievances – disproportionate amount of wealth going to the British French were agrarian farmers Relative depravation – French felt they were falling behind relatively Unsuccessful revolt against British army French feel they’re treated unfairly by the government o Territorial disputes – territorialization of memory Labrador annexed by Newfoundland – population of French Quebecians Quebec was not in control over their fate o Cultural defense issues Want to keep their language and culture Trudeau Government passed Official Languages Act 1969 – made
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