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How Did Great Britain's Attitude Toward Her Colonies

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In the mid 1860’s, Great Britain’s attitude towards her colonies was changed. Opinions were divided that the Colonies were an advantage to the Great Britain. Some politicians wanted to keep the colonies because it could profit them for having fur and materials. But some wanted them to be independent so they could pay for their own government and defence. British North America thought that would be the best way of becoming self-sufficient. Many of the BNA people were loyal to British which made them encourage the union. So the people of BNA colonies thought about coming together which may help them in more defence and standing for themselves because British were changing.
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