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Saturday, May 19, 2018
History: The History of The United States of America and Country of Nova Scotia Pre Confederation
Country of Nova Scotia Currency
The Histories of Nova Scotia and The United States of America are deeply connected, dating back to Colonial America in the early 1600's.
What I am referring to is the Historical Country of Nova Scotia before 1867 and it's relationship to America's Thirteen Colonies and The United States After the American Revolution of 1776.
There is not much written of the Historical Country of Nova Scotia directly and it's hard to get a single source on it's pre-confederation political history.
However, prior to 1867 and up until approximately the 1930's Nova Scotia was it's own Country and encompassed approximately all of Atlantic Canada.
Before 1867 Nova Scotia was a totally separate Country from the rest of Canada and The United States of America and had it's own currency. After Canadian Confederation in 1867 Nova Scotia joined Canada, however still remained it's own Country up until as late as the 1930's. Currency printed in Halifax for Nova Scotia lasted until the 1930's under the Dominion of Canada before it was switched to Ottawa.
Documenting the Country of Nova Scotia is a difficult task and reference material is limited, however the History of Nova Scotia as a Country is well documented in other texts.
I'm not saying that the History of Nova Scotia on the internet is wrong, however it is grossly inaccurate.
Did you know that prior to Canadian Confederation Northeastern Maine in The United States of America was a part of the Province of Nova Scotia?
In 1765 twelve years before the American Revolution Sunbury County, Nova Scotia was created in what today would be Hancock County, Washington County, Penobscot County and Aroostook County Maine were all in Nova Scotia and were connected to what today is Cumberland County Nova Scotia.
Sunbury County Nova Scotia was Cumberland County today in Nova Scotia in the East and Hancook, Washington, Penobscot and Aroostook Counties in the West in present day Maine.
The Penobscot River is the old US / Nova Scotia Border
The old border of the United States of America and The Country of Nova Scotia just before Canadian Confederation was North and East of the Penobscot River in Maine. If you lived there then north or east of the Penobscot River you lived in Nova Scotia.
South of the Penobscot River was the United States of America.
The founding of the Province of New Brunswick led to the dissolving of Sunbury County Nova Scotia in 1784.
To understand the History of The Country of Nova Scotia you have to understand the History of the United States of America, specifically the History of The Thirteen Colonies or British Colonies dating back to the early 1600's.
Although the United States of America was created in 1776 you have to understand that the History of America actually dates back to the early 1600's.
In fact the United States of America is actually around 400 years old. However, after they gained their independence from England and abolished the monarchy they started recounting in 1776.
The United States of America actually has a 200 year History before the American Revolution. If you don't count the American Revolution the United States is actually 400 years old.
The British Colonies are the United States of America and in fact today is very similar in the United States to the British Colonies, only now they are independent with no monarchy.
For example, today's State Laws in The United States that differ from State to State was originally put in place in the British Colonies. Each colony had different taxes and business' each with it's rules and regulations.
After the American Revolution different laws between the colonies became the State Laws that they have today, after they formed America in 1776.
At that time they stopped Counting the first 200 years of their History as being part of the United States of America but it fact it was.
Also at that time The Country of Nova Scotia was founded in the early 1600's at the same time as the British Colonies and the Histories of The British Colonies and The Country of Nova Scotia and deeply connected.
Nova Scotia or New Scotland was a separate colony that New England in the British Colonies with different rules and regulations but both run by England.
New Scotland and New England had close connections and were both formed in the Colonial Days of the United States of America in the early 1600's.
However, these separate colonies had different purposes from the British Monarchy in England.
The topics of the political structures in New Scotland are vague and complicated so I will be generalizing to keep it simple. However, just imagine a similar system was in place from the British Monarchy that existed in the New England colonies which was mostly similar in Nova Scotia but with different purposes.
In the New England British Colonies Colonial Settlers faced horrible repression in the early United States of America with limited rights and forced slavery.
In Nova Scotia it was different and more laid back here however Nova Scotia was also a slave based colony of the British Empire. In Nova Scotia it was however a more Scottish style system.
In the 1600' s the main link and common connection between the Thirteen Colonies in New England and the Country of Nova Scotia was shipping and slavery.
In fact, The Country of Nova Scotia was a shipping partner with The British Colonies and The United States of America after the revolution from the early 1600's until 1867 when Canadian Confederation took place.
The Country of Nova Scotia was a partner of the British Colonies from the 1600's until 1776 when they separated from England.
After The American Revolution Nova Scotia continued to be a partner with the newly formed United States of America from 1776 until 1867 when Nova Scotia joined Canada.
That means the Country of Nova Scotia was there for nearly 270 years independently along side of the United States of America.
I'm not saying this relationship ended after 1867 because Nova Scotia remained a Country until the 1930's under the Dominion of Canada.
After 1867 Nova Scotia shifted their polices to work more with Ottawa in the newly formed Canada than with the United States, shifting their Countries politics to Ottawa to handle matters with The United States of America.
However for nearly 270 years Nova Scotia as a Country along with the United States of America, both after and before their independence, controlled the entire east coast of North America together before the formation of Canada.
This means Nova Scotia as a country has deep roots in the United States of America and a 270 year History with them independently before the formation of Canada.
The United States of America is also Nova Scotia closest English speaking ally and separated from the rest of Canada by French Quebec.
In fact Nova Scotia is closer to the United States of America even today because of the French barrier in Quebec separating Nova Scotia from the rest of English speaking Canada and the Capital Ottawa giving us closer ties geographically to Washington D.C. the Capital of the United States of America, where we still have deep roots in the United States today from our long shared histories.
Finally these are my last two sections on these Historical facts, my references are other materials than the internet including the history of Nova Scotia currencies and also books and materials about the Colonial United States along with historical interpretation and fact finding.
The two topics are what are the differences in the Economies between The Country of Nova Scotia and the United States of America and why hasn't the Country of Nova Scotia joined the United States of America and instead opted for Canadian Confederation.
The economy of The United States dates back to Colonial America in the 1600's. America was founded by the King of England as an Economic Colony for the British Empire.
America's foundation was to make money for the King of England making it a separate Colony then The Country of Nova Scotia.
America's colonies were "incorporated" like a business to make money for the King of England in a Feudal like society similar to Feudal Europe.
This was set up to make money with land grants in a European like Feudal System in the Colonies where Colonial Settlers faced horrible oppression in order to make money for England.
The Country of Nova Scotia was not a Feudal like system like in the United States.
The economy of the United States in Colonial times starting in the 1600's was setup as financial centers in America for the King of England and the Colonies became super wealthy.
In fact Philadelphia and New York City were the first two modern financial cities in the world that we have today and created by the King of England in the 1600's.
That is the origins of America's wealth and start of the world's modern cities. That was in America in the 1600's under the King of England.
The wealth was also generated by slavery with forced free labor earning them free money for the King of England just like they did in The Country of Nova Scotia starting in the 1600's.
Current belief is that The United States of America including it's Colonial History along with The Country of Nova Scotia made their money distributing goods to England and Europe by ship and included good made by slaves in America that were sold in Europe.
The Country of Nova Scotia and The United States of America shipped slave made goods to Europe until slavery was abolished by The United States after the American Civil War in 1865.
Two years after slavery was abolished in 1867 Nova Scotia joined Canada in Confederation ending their slave goods shipping business'.
The common histories of The United States of America and The Country of Nova Scotia show that two main sources of income was shipping and slavery.
In short The Country of Nova Scotia's wealth came from shipping goods including mass quantities of slave made goods to Europe for the King of England.
After the foundation of Canada this wealth was transferred to Ottawa the Capital of Canada to help run the new Country.
By examining Nova Scotia's early currency you can see on the currency clearly that it says "Jamaica" on it.
Research is showing that Jamaica may have been a slave colony run by The Country of Nova Scotia starting in Colonial times and into the 1900's. It's unclear when slavery was stopped however it appears to be the end of the United States Civil War when slavery was abolished.
Country of Nova Scotia's Currencies starting in the United States Civil War period:
The Country of Nova Scotia's wealth may have come from running a slave colony in Jamaica and shipping slaves to the south in the United States of America.
Slaves in the United States from the 1600's until 1865 were most likely shipped from Jamaica owned by The Country of Nova Scotia and sold to slave plantations in The United States of America.(Separate from Africa) This made The Country of Nova Scotia rich and the wealth transferred to Ottawa to run Canada in 1867.
Why did The Country of Nova Scotia not join The United States of America?
What you may not know is that this almost happened twice.
The Country of Nova Scotia had two opportunities to join The United States of America twice once during the American Revolution and again during the American Civil War.
Both times they didn't is likely because they decided to keep the monarchy.
In 1776 when America won their independence The Country of Nova Scotia had deep ties to them but remained a separate independent Country when they joined Canada in 1867 and kept the British Monarchy.
The American Revolution took place only in the United States in their Feudal based system which did not exist in The Country of Nova Scotia so they did not fight during the Revolution.
The reason for American Revolution in the British Colonies was that England broke their deal with the Thirteen Colonies and tried to steal their money for the newly crowned King of England in the late 1700's.
The new King of England was actually a German citizen who could not speak English and gave his power to a committee who in turn tried to seize the money from Colonists in America.
The Colonists in America declared that this was Treason by England and separated from them defeating them in the American Revolution and started The United States of America during the forfeiture of the Throne of the British Empire at the time.
This did not take place in The Country of Nova Scotia which was a different system and they kept the Monarchy.
After the Civil War in 1865 during the time of Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves and won the American Civil War.
On main reason slavery was abolished was although they were a large economic driver for the United States and the Country of Nova Scotia Lincoln it is believed felt that the risk of having them was too large as the North feared the South may use them as Slave Soldiers against America.
Lincoln fearing a slave army would attack by being forced from the South abolished slavery to help quell the threat.
After this Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and his counterpart in Canada Sir. John A. MacDonald Canada's first Prime Minister led The Country of Nova Scotia into Confederation two years after the American Civil War ended in 1867 and also helped abolish slavery in the newly formed Canada.
Sir. John A. MacDonald Canada's first Prime Minister has recently been accused of Genocide War Crimes by groups from within Canada today.
However this is not true.
John A. MacDonald was Abraham Lincoln's Counterpart in Canada during the American Civil War in the 1860's in America.
John A. MacDonald's accusers are referring to conflicts that took place in Canada during the American Civil War and are most likely spill over from Civil War Battles in America.
Abraham Lincoln and John A. MacDonald were not criminals and helped to win the Civil War in America which ended in 1865 and then they abolished slavery and John A. MacDonald continued on and formed Canada in 1867 two years later and most likely also ended slavery in Canada.