Managed to stay out of European wars.
Relied totally on the British military for defense.
Sent soldiers to fight for Britain on the European continent.
Became involved in every one of the European “world wars.”
Mixed-race descendants of French and Indians.
French fur trappers
French peasants had little economic incentive to migrate.
Religious minorities were not permitted to emigrate.
The French government favored its Caribbean, island colonies over New France.
The colony was unable to sustain itself economically.
Indians were excluded from the fur business.
Indian numbers were decimated by diseases and alcohol.
French Jesuit missionaries attempted to convert the Indians.
Destruction of the beaver violated Indians' beliefs and inflicted ecological damage.