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Nova Scotia (Cromwell the Great)

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Colony of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia (English)

Nouvelle-Écosse / Acadie (French)
Alba Nuadh (Scottish Gaelic)
New Alba (Scots)
Albain Nua (Gaelic Irish)
— Colony of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
Timeline: Cromwell the Great

OTL equivalent: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

British North America Arms of the Protectorate (1653–1659)
Maritimes (CtG)
Location Nova Scotia
(and largest city)
Alexandria (OTL Port Royal)
Other cities Saint John
  others Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, French and Mi'kmaq
Church of Scotland
  others Catholics, Church of England, Church of Ireland, Congregational churches, other Protestants, Catholicism, Judaism.
Ethnic groups
European (English, Scots, Welsh, Irish and French)
  others Mi'kmaq
Demonym Nova Scotian
Government Proprietary colony of the Commonwealth
Lord Protector Henry Cromwell
Established 1654 (Seized from France)
Currency Pound sterling

Munit haec et altera vincit
(One [hand] defends and the other conquers, motto of the coat of arms of Nova Scotia adopted in 1625)

Nova Scotia is a Commonwealth colony in North America. The territory is also known as Acadia (Acadie) by the French. As a former Scottish colony it reestablished its trade links with Scotland and every summer fishing fleets depart from it.


  • John Leverett (1654-1657 as military governor)
  • Sir Thomas Temple (1657-1670)
  • Sir John Nelson (1670-...)


The fisheries are the pillar of the economy. Also and after the establishment of the Gulf Company, agriculture (mainly in the Annapolis Valley) and timber are important activities. A small scale mining activity of iron, coal, lead and zinc is being pursued.

The Gulf of Saint Lawrence Trade and Fishing Company, or Gulf Company for short, a chartered company propriety of the Kirke family and other investors (mainly Irish and Scots) has the monopoly on fur trading, and also acts as a fishing enterprise. For the purpose of encouraging settlement it has exclusive rights assigned to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

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