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 Newfoundland Encyclopedia @ GreatArtworks.com (Great Artworks)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland had lost about one-quarter of its young men in WWI and it has been suggested that this loss of so many men, proportionally speaking, in the prime of their lives contributed to the economic collapse that was to ultimately influence confederation with Canada.
Newfoundland also demonstrates a separate and distinct democratic practice emphasizing the individual member over the party, has had a unique experience with institutionalized religion in the Canadian context and appears to employ cultural mores in day-to-day interaction markedly different from the rest of Canada provided one is paying close attention.
www.greatartworks.com /encyclopedia/Newfoundland   (2255 words)

  
 Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Newfoundland and Labrador (French, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, Irish: Talamh an Éisc agus Labradóir, Latin: Terra Nova) is a province of Canada, the tenth to join the Confederation.
Newfoundland received a colonial assembly in 1832, which was and still is referred to as the House of Assembly, after a fight led by reformers William Carson, Patrick Morris and John Kent.
The Protestants of Newfoundland outnumbered the Catholics at a ratio of 2:1.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Newfoundland_and_labrador   (2785 words)

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