Canada: The Story of Us
Hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced political systems and traditions live in what today is known as Canada. With the arrival of European newcomers, centuries of Indigenous traditions face sudden change, as France and England compete for a stronghold on this continent.
A new generation of rebels and entrepreneurs compete for the key to this land's prosperity - its natural resources - while others fight to protect them. It's an epic quest for treasure that shapes the country to this day.
Fearless, ingenious, and for the first time - united. The war of 1812 is Canada’s War of Independence. With the British Empire entrenched in a European war - a disparate group of Canadians - Indigenous, French Canadian, Scottish, African Canadian and even ex-pat Americans, join together to fight for their new homeland.
Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology - and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications - making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world.
In the lead up to Confederation, Canada faces the threat of American expansionism. Determined that Canada will remain independent and free, a generation of risk-takers, gold miners, cowboys and railway-men will rise to the challenge.
Bravery and sacrifice defines our new nation, as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight - a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It’s not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World War.
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