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In the 1860s the British colonies were facing many different kinds of problems. One solution for all of these was for the colonies to come together to form one country. These are the problems that led to confederation:

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Q: Why was the country Canada formed?
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What day was the dominion of Canada FORMED?

Canada became a country ("one dominion under the name of Canada") on July 1, 1867.

Why is Canada the 2nd biggest country in the world?

Nobody may really know why Canada is big. One theory could be that when the Earth was formed, every piece of land (know to man) was formed differently so Canada was formed big and in an unspecific shape.

What country in Canada was recently formed?

Depending on how far back in history you're looking, I wouldn't say Canada was *recently* formed. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the legal name for the new country, and the word Dominion was conferred as the country's title. However, as Canada asserted its political autonomy from the United Kingdom, the federal government increasingly used simply Canada on state documents and treaties.

What country invaded Canada in the year 1812?

The recently formed United States of America.

When France lost its empire in what is now Canada to Britain .?

French Canadians formed their own country;)

Britain formed Canada largely for loyalists who had fled the American colonies during the American Revolution.?

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Is Canada a city or country?

Canada is a country not a city

What year did Canada form to make a country?

Canada formed to make a country with four Provinces Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia New Brunswick on July 1st 1867. The four provinces listed above are the foundation of Canada and provinces weren't as big as they used to be.

Is Canada a country or territory?

Canada is a country in North America.

Should Canada really be called Canadia?

Canadia is put forward by some people as the correct name for Canada, based on the fact that its citizens are called Canadians.However, in 1867, the Federal Dominion of Canada was formed. The new country chose the spelling Canada for itself and it has been recognized as the name of the country ever since. If the country thinks its name is Canada, it almost certainly is right.Those who suggest Canadia is the correct spelling for the country are in a tiny minority.

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