Why didn’t France try to retake Quebec? (Short Animated Documentary)

Quebec used to be a French colony which the British won in 1763. Yet, despite numerous wars after that, France made no attempt to take it back and today it’s a part of Canada? But why not? Why didn’t France try to retake to Quebec?

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  1. why french dont ake quebec are you ignorant men brooooooooooo non sence france = quebec for you cause we speak french your lost men fiend a job will be better for you or do your job right and take infomation we have nothing to do whith france xD but whith grand bretagne 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 im sure for you canada = beaver maple syrup and red neck xD look nevada its more lioke your canada you imagine xD you theorise to much brother

  2. Because just like most modern day canadians… they were tired of hearing the constant "we're special" bitching n moaning…

    When quebec had it's last "separation referendum" it wasn't just the quebecois who were soul-crushingly disappointed when the vote came back with "NO" to separation.

    It was like when you have that dream that you won the lottery… and then wake up… and realize it was just a dream… and that the bitching wasn't ever going to end.

  3. There is an incorrect fact. Quebec didn't oppose conscription because of their lack of loyalty with Europe, they opposed it because their lack of loyalty with Canada. In fact, there were more volonteers quebecers freely enrolled than other canadians. In part because of their loyalty with Europe, especially with France.

  4. 0:31 The seven years war was from 17 May 1756 to 15 February 1763. From 28 May 1754 to 10 February 1763, which would probably what you meant with the seven years war, includes the seven years war, but is technically called the French and Indian war.
    So the seven years war, is not 9 years. It is 7 years or 6 years and 8 months.

  5. The battle for Quebec city lasted under 12 minutes. There are diaries telling of when the British ships were sailing into the bay that french citizens were awestruck and waving at the vessels.

  6. and now Quebec holds the rest of Canada hostage with the threat of separation thereby getting huge federal financial entitlements which create increasing social benefit disparities between Quebec and the rest of Canada.

  7. The truth was France didn't want it, as they were interested in Caribbean islands as was pointed out in this video. Voltaire sarcastically referred to Quebec as "quelques arpents de neige" (a few acres of snow) in 1759, and 4 years later the Treaty of Paris was signed. France gave Quebec away, and Britain gave a few Caribbean islands like Martinique, Guadeloupe and Saint Lucia to France.

  8. As someone who knows many Quebecers and French people, aside from language the culture isn't really that similar. Sure it's similar enough but it's more like America and Britain. Yeah they speak the same language and broadly have the same kinds of values but Americans are not British and vice versa.

  9. They traded us for sugar and coffee…pfff now France is stuck with Guadeloupe and Martinique instead of Québec and Canada – their lost! But for us it is not easy to keep speaking french in an ocean of anglophone

  10. Imagine if you will, talking to a Brit and he's using thees and thous and other archaic medieval colloquialisms; it would be a bit strange, on the edge of ridiculous. Now the Quebecois have strict language laws, not wanting any 'Anglophone' influence, so they haven't modernized at all, they sound like medieval peasants to France – and I find that hilarious.

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