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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

"Parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan have a connection to Napoleon that cannot be claimed by anywhere else in Canada: they were once under Napoleon's rule.

A question of boundaries
In 1803, short of funds for a planned invasion of England, Napoleon Bonaparte sold Louisiana France's territory in mainland North America to the United States for $15 USD million. James Monroe (who appears in Napoleon in America) negotiated the purchase.

When it came time to specify the boundaries, there was a slight problem. Most of the land in question had never been explored, surveyed or mapped by a white man. Treaties transferring Louisiana from France to Spain in 1763 and back to France in 1800 had not included a specific delineation of boundaries. Perpetuating this lack of definition, the French representatives agreed to cede to the United States…"
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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

Wow – I went to High School a few km away from there!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 9:59 a.m. PST

(smile)


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