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The Confederation of Acadia (French: Confédération de l'Acadie), colloquially known as Acadia (Acadie) is a sovereign nation located in northeastern North America. The nation is bordered by Canada in the north and the United States in the southwest. Along with Borealia and the West Indies, Acadia is a constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth Realm.
Modern day Acadia was first colonized by the French during the 17th Century and was a division of New France. The United Kingdom gradually took over the French settlements, first during Queen Anne's War, and later the French and Indian War. The British organized their new territory into the Colony of Nova Scotia. During the American Revolutionary War, Nova Scotia and surrounding settlements remained loyal to the British Empire. Following the independence of the United States of America, British Loyalists of the former colonies began to settle in northern Nova Scotia. These new settlements would later constitute the new Colony of New Brunswick.
Throughout the 19th Century, the Maritime Provinces (as they were contemporarily known) would continue to be a bastion of British imperialism within North America. Loyalty was strengthened following the independence of the Canadas in the 1830s and the selling of Columbia to the Russian Empire in the 1870s. With the United States becoming a bigger military power on the continent, the United Kingdom and the Maritime provinces began a series of talks which aimed to confederate the provinces into a single Dominion. This took place in 1867 with the unification of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island into the Confederation of Acadia.
The nearby Newfoundland Colony was initially made into a separate dominion, but the residence would favor admission into Acadia in 1949. Following Nazi Germany's invasion and occupation of France, Acadian troops invaded and occupied the French colony of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (with the backing of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt). Following the conclusion of World War II, French demands for the return of their colony were initially snubbed. Acadia ultimately incorporated the islands following a referendum, in which the majority of island residence favored Acadian administration. During the 1950s, the British colony of Bermuda opted to join Acadia (becoming the most recent province).
Acadia is officially a bilingual nation, where English and French hold equal status. Those of English and French descent currently form the majority of Acadians. Germans, Irish, and Scots are the largest minorities. Christians currently form the majority of Acadians, with Catholics and Protestants being the largest groups.