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July 1 , 1867

Before that, the land Canada was named Canada after the Iroquois word 'kanata' or village, when in the 16th century Jacques Cartier's party from France took the word to mean the land at which they had arrived. A colony named Canada was established in 1534 as one of 5 colonies of New France.

Upper Canada and Lower Canada were established as British colonies in 1791. These were combined into the Province of Canada in 1841 with the 1840 Act of Union.

Canada became a dominion country (more like Kingdom under British rule) in 1867, as shown on top. This meant, whatever laws were passed in England were also passed in Canada and British politics stretched over the Atlantic. But Canada really became a dependent country, years later after the first and second world wars, in 1982. This meant a sense of freedom in the wind; British laws and politics and basically everything had no effect whatsoever in Canada and this went into immediate affect.

And the Canada Act was proved when our small 12 million strong country proved magnificent strength in the two great wars, by aiding the mother land (in other words, Great Britain) while the U.S took it's sweet time on whether or not it should join the war and help destroy the Axispowers.

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Technically Canada never actually ever became a sovereign nation. In 1867 when the British North American was first passed it allowed the creation of the dominion of Canada, not the nation of Canada. The dominion allowed Canada to govern herself internally but she still remained a part of the British Empire, much in the same way as Australia and New Zealand did at that time.

When Britain went to war in 1914 Canada automatically had to go to war as Britain still controlled all the foreign policy of the state. It was only the passing of the Statute of Westminster in 1931 that removed this control. With the enshrining of the Charter of Rights & Freedoms in Canadian Law in 1982, its was only then that Canada became a defacto sovereign state. However in the dejure interpretation (that is legal interpretation) of sovereignty, the Dominion of Canada with the Queen of Canada as its head of state is still part of the British Empire.

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Canada, the first country to be created by legislation, was formed on July 1, 1867.


Canada the province was self-governing, getting responsible government in 1847. Though it can be argued that most of Canada has yet to achieve true self-governing, a good date is 1847.

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