7 Years War & The Quiet Revolution? Huh?


What was the Quiet Revolution? To find out more, listen to The Sunday Edition’s latest broadcast from Sunday, November 14th. Michael Enright discusses what the La Revolution Tranquille was and what it means today.

Here’s the big question: How are the 7 Years War and the Quiet Revolution related? What does Gens du Pay have to do with a war fought in the mid 18th century?

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35 thoughts on “7 Years War & The Quiet Revolution? Huh?

  1. The Quiet Revolution was essentially the build up of French annoyance with British rule for the past couple of decades. The French called this time "La Grande Noirceur" as although the entertainment industry was booming at the time the French could not fathom their lacking of political and economic power.During the 1940's and 1950's Quebecers lived under the tyrannical rule of the Catholic Church and a oppressive Premier, Maurice Duplessis. Quebecers were told what they were allowed to read and what was banned. They had to watch as American companies began taking over booming industries while lining politicians' pockets. This oppression empowered Quebecers to want representation and more general power. This power that they wanted came when they elected Liberal Jean Lesage. He wanted to make French Canadians “masters in their own house.” This slogan, one of the most famous in Canada’s political history summarizes the thrust that French Canadians had for power. Eventual Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, was sparked by the sudden Quebec nationalism while others like Jacques Parizeau were empowered to make even more aggressive moves in favour of Quebecers rights. The Seven Years War ties into this Quiet Revolution as after the Seven Years War ended and the Treaty of Paris took effect, French people in New France had been given virtually no rights. They had some of their culture stripped and their land divided up unfairly, but more importantly had no say in any political means. Over time the French were given back more of their rights, but were never fully granted the rights that they had originally had. Around the time of the 1960’s and so many decades gone by with almost no French nationalism and political power, finally some talk of change occurs as French Canadians begin to want more for themselves. Gens du Pay or in English People of this County, calls into question why can’t people get along and live peacefully. It mentions how hard it is for one side to say “I love you” as no one wants to say it first. With the tension gradually building up in the 1800’s and into the 1900’s it is clear that the French Canadians did not like the results of war and would much rather get along then suffer under the tyrannical rule of the Catholic Church and the oppressive British government put in place.

  2. The Quiet Revolution was a period of Quebec history from 1960 to 1966 where the Liberal Party of Jean Lesage was in power. The term was coined by a Toronto journalist who declared that what was happening was similar to a revolution, yet a quiet one. The Quiet Revolution is a time period that preceded the Duplessis ear, which was named after the Prime Minister of Quebec, Maurice Duplessis. Quebec, under the Duplessis era, was supposed to be categorized by traditionalism, conservatism and a rejection of contemporary ways and values. In return, the province had fallen behind, and acquired negative characteristics and had to live through the time we call “les années noires”. This perception is questioned by many social scientists today. However, there is no doubt that the death of Duplessis, and the resulting election of the Liberal Party of Jean Lesage, sparked a period of dramatic changes and activities, which seemed to amount to a Revolution. The war's seem related, due to the fact that in both cases the French are trying to become independent and spark a prosperous community. It is evident that the French had power in the Seven Years War, and their will to win was never questioned. Although, when the French settled in what we now know as Quebec, they still appeared to be unsatisfied. The threat of Quebec's separation from the rest of Canada is still present in today's society. Most Canadians know enough history to be aware of the fact that Quebec's historical roots lie in military defeat of the French by the British. In the 18th century, Quebec was part of the colonial empire of New France. However, Britain conquered France in the Seven Years War, and then transferred the colony to British control, in terms of the 1763 Treaty of Paris. The majority of Quebecers were French Roman Catholics, and their loyalty to the British Crown was constantly questioned. This is the section of the history of Quebec that most Canadians are educated about, and some of us find it strange that today there is an ever-present threat of Quebec separating from the rest of Canada. In the song, Gens du Pays, the chorus states, "People of my country, it is your turn, To let you speak of love". This song represents the love and passion that Quebec people have for their provence. This relates to the war in the mid 18th century because the French were defeated on several counts. The song relates to love, or peace and how people should speak of love in times or serenity or in times or pain. The song is a way of reminding Quebecois people that they must stand up for themselves and what is right.

  3. The Quiet Revolution was the end result of the oppression of French culture in Quebec. Since the British took control of Quebec, French culture had been subservient to British. However, this became even more pronounced during the period known as "le grand noirceuse" or "the great darkness" in the 1940's and 1950's. During this era, Maurice Duplessis was in power in Quebec and it was terrible for French people. All of the political power was held by corrupt politicians, all of the power in the business world was held by the Anglo-American minority, and the Catholic church controlled the intellectual life as it censored books. So the French had no power in any aspect of their own lives, even though they were a majority. Although it was sad, it was a very good thing for French culture when Duplessis died, and Jean Lesage was elected as premier in June of 1960. Lesage was elected on a platform of change from Duplessis and that was exactly what he did. Under his leadership French culture prospered, and this was the period which was called the Quiet Revolution. Gens du Pays and the Quiet Revolution are very closely linked with the Seven Years War. Since Gens du Pays was the unofficial anthem of the Quiet Revolution, they are connected with the war in the same way. The Seven Years War was fought to determine which nation controlled North America: Britain or France. As a result of the war, Britain had control, and by extension they now controlled Quebec, which was and is very francophone. The Quiet Revolution was a struggle for the French to shake off British oppression, which was only able to begin because of the the British victory in the Seven Years War. Gens du Pays was a call for French people to take their turn to control their own province, so it is also linked to the British victory in the Seven Years War

  4. The Quiet Revolution was when the french got tired of the british telling them what to do. But it is called the quite revolutuion becasue there was no one killed in this revolution because the british used threats, and accepted a few of the french peoples demands

  5. In the 18th century, Britain conquered France in the Seven Years War and then transferred the colony to British control. After the Seven Years War French people in New France were given virtually no rights. They had no say in political matters. They eventually were given more rights but were never given back all the rights they initially had. The Quiet Revolution occurred because the French were tired of the British rule. They were living under the rule of the Catholic Church and an oppressive Premier, Maurice Duplessis. This oppression empowered Quebecers to want to gain more power. The power they wanted was finally achieved when they elected Liberal Jean Lesage. Jean Lesage started a period of dramatic changes and activities where French culture prospered. This is the period which is called the Quiet Revolution. This later resulted in others like Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to be more aggressive in making moves for the rights of people in Quebec. In the 1960s the French Canadians became vocal about the need for a change to occur so that they had more rights.The song, Gens du Pay is a song that shows Quebecers love and passion for their province. The chorus states, “People of my country, it is your turn, To let you speak of love”. The song is connected with the Quebec sovereignty movement; they put an end to the oppression of their culture, language and rights. The French had lost power to the British during the 7 Years War and had not been able to achieve their own rights until the Quiet Revolution. The song shows French people taking control of their own province and demonstrates that Quebecers must stand up for themselves and what they want.

  6. The 7 Years War determined which country would have control over Canada, as well as all colonies in North America. Originally France had held a control over Quebec, but after the war it was under English rule. England now had a number of French people in their land, and because of a lack of English families they were allowed to stay. However, these settlers were stripped of their rights and the difference between French and English is still prevalent today in Canada. The Quiet Revolution was the outcome of years of French oppression in North America. Before the Quiet Revolution the people of Quebec lived in a very corrupt province, under a deceitful Premier. Maurice Duplessis' was the Premier of Quebec until the provincial election of June 1960, that election was known as the end of the Grand Noirceur or Great Darkness. When Liberal Premier Jean Lesage was elected into office the Quiet Revolution began. During this time Quebeckers became a more modern and secular province – it was a time of reformation. A Ministry of Public Education was established in 1964 with Paul Jerin – La Joie serving as minister. He was the first since 1875 after pressure from the Catholic Church disbanded the Ministry for Public Instruction. Between 1875 and 1964 the Church was responsible for schooling with only 13% of French – speaking students finishing Gr. 11. Gens du Pays is the unofficial anthem of Quebec and is written by Quebec nationalist Gilles Vigneault. It is one of the songs representative of Quebeckers standing up for their province. The song tells people to talk of love, as in the love that that they feel for their province.

  7. The quiet revolution was a time of political and economic reform in Quebec. Ever since the "Seven Years War", when the British took control of Quebec, the French have been forced to live under English rule. Over the centuries the French became less, and less important in Quebec, even though they were still a majority group in Quebec. The Quiet revolution was instituted by the provincial election that brought the Liberal Party led by Jean Lesage to power in June of 1960. The election of Lesage ended Maurice Duplessis' reign as premier, which is commonly known as "La Grande Noirceur" or the Great Darkness. Before Lesage came to power in 1960, Quebec provincial government was filled with fraud, illegalities and corruption, however the economic disparities in Quebec also played an important part in the election of the reformist, Jean Lesage. Before 1960, Francophones in Quebec were in a dire economic situation. The provinces natural resources were being developed by foreign investors, and the majority of Francophones were below the poverty line. Francophones in Quebec were described as being "the water boys of their own country". The Quiet Revolution was unlike any revolution that the world had ever seen because, as it names suggests,it used only political means. The Quiet Revolution is also believed to be the start of French Patriotism. After Lesage's election in 1960, the French finally had power in their own land and they did not want to let go. After 1960 separatist movements became increasingly popular up to the point of to the election of the Parti Quebecois. This links directly to the Seven Years War for many reasons. First of all the Seven Years War was also somewhat of a revolution, because a change in power occurred (French to British) and secondly the Seven Years War was the start of the French living under non-french rule. The tension from the Seven Years War built up over the years and eventually burst in 1960 (The Quiet Revolution), by the French finally taking back their land.The song "Gens du Pays" relates to both these events because it is essentially singing about French Patriotism. The song reminds the French to love what is theirs, and to stand up for themselves, which is what they tried to do in 1763, and what they successfully did in 1960.

  8. The quiet revolution (1960 – 1966) was an intense period of change is Quebec. The quiet revolution involved the secularization (to make something less religious) of Quebec, the state gaining a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social interests, and a realignment of politics. Ever since the British had taken control of New France, French culture had been of lesser importance than British culture. The French cultures and traditions were slowly being killed out by the British way of life. Before the quiet revolution Maurice Duplessis was the premier of Quebec. The Duplessis era was considered a terrible time for French people of Quebec. The political leadership of Quebec had become corrupt, the economy was controlled by those of British decent, and the Catholic church was in control of the French way of life. Because of corrupt politicians, they were forced to watch as American Companies came into their land and took over prospering industries. The French people of Quebec had next to no power on their own land. The quiet revolution began when Jean Lesage was elected premier after Duplessis died in 1960. This initiated the period of change in Quebec, known as the quiet revolution.After 1960 the French people of Quebec gained an overall feeling over patriotism. French men and women went from being oppressed to talking about possibly separating from Canada. This is still an issue in Canada today and let to the formation of the Parti Quebecois political party in Quebec. The seven years war was a struggle between the British and French land control in North America. The Quiet revolution was also a struggle between the British and French but was a struggle to maintain French culture and traditions. Ever since the Seven Years war, the French had been forced to live under English leadership. In both cases the French were fighting for their freedom in the New World. In both situations the British were trying to defeat the French power. The tension caused by the Seven Years War eventually led to the Quiet Revolution in Quebec. Both the Seven Years War and the quiet revolution share a connection to the song Gens du Pays. The song is about French patriotism in Quebec.

  9. The Quiet Revolution was advancement for the French society, and was sparked by the end of the reign of Premier Maurice Duplessis, which is also known as the “Grande Noirceur”, or “Great Darkness". Under Duplessis’s authority, all the French’s political and economical power was stripped and with the Catholic Church on the Premier’s side even books were censored. After Duplessis died, however, Jean Lesage was elected Premier and so the Quiet Revolution was sparked. The Seven Years’ War was prior to the Quiet Revolution, however, it was a win for the British, as they took over New France. Eventually the laws and confinements created during “La Grande Noirceur” would be imposed, and thus, the Quiet Revolution would come around as well. Therefore the Seven Years’ War could be seen as an event that essentially gave means for the Quiet Revolution. Finally, the song “Gens du Pay”, by Gilles Vigneault is regarded as the unofficial national anthem of Quebec, and speaks of peace and love for a people who fought long and hard for what was originally theirs. The song is a mix of authority and peace, as it audaciously stands for the rights of Quebec, yet calls for celebration. The French knew what it was like to be striped of power in their nation, and as the song states, wanted to rejoice in what they had. The Quiet Revolution, the Seven Years’ War and the song “Gens du Pay” are all linked by the French’s fight for the freedom of Quebec.

  10. The 7 Years War and the Quiet Revolution are obviously related due to their importance in French-English history particularly for French Canadians. Basically the French and English had been fighting one other all over the world for multiple reasons and their fight was finally ending in the last continent to be colonized by European countries. Unfortunately for the very well established French settlements along the St.Lawrence the English ultimately victorious. English people played little role in the French settlements when looking at the population, but they made efforts to eradicate the French culture that was embedded in these settlements. English power was strong but the French culture has survived in whole until this very day. The Gens du Pay is a perfect title for the French people who had already inhabited Canada long before English rule and immigration. After these many years of oppression over most of the population from a much smaller group of English peoples; the French Canadians demanded what they had lost by gaining power in the Quiet Revolution. In some ways this revolution was a success with as little violence as possible, but the ideas against immigration in order to over-protect the already prominent French culture were not supported.

  11. The French were originally defeated by the British in the seven years war and began to have the rights they obtained revoked. The Quiet revolution began when the French grew sick and tired of not having the rights that they had initially. It all started after the provincial election in 1960 when Maurice Duplessis’ reign came to an end. He was replaced by Liberal Jean Lessage who really got the ball rolling, he gained a lot more power for Quebec including the development on Hydro-Quebec. This period in which the French gained a lot of power is what is known as the Quiet Revolution. The song “Gens du Pays” ties into all of this because it shows the people of Quebec expressing their victory in ending the pressure that the British had placed on them.

  12. The 7 Years War, was pretty much what decided who would control most of North America. The English won and took control of Quebec. In this area of Quebec, there were minimal British people but French still lived there so the French were allowed to stay. But their stay did not come free, the French settlers' rights were taken.The aftermath of the war is in many ways, similar to the Quiet Revolution. In both, there was change in power. England now owned most of North America. Lesage was elected to power. This election of Lesage was the end of the "Great Darkness". Before this, things were chosen for people to read. When they were under the rule of Duplessis, it was as though the French had no say in what they wanted to do. They weren't their own country. After the 7 Years War, France no longer had rule over Quebec and the people weren't part of their own country anymore.The song "Gens du Pays" mostly states that the French should be proud of their own country. It tells them to stand up for themselves, which they failed to do in 1763, after the 7 Years War, but succeeded in 1960 after the Quiet Revolution. The song tells the French people to stand up for their rights and not to let other people rule them unfairly.

  13. The quiet revolution was due to the French feeling oppressed by the British. It was the British that decided what the French were allowed to read and what was banned. The Americans owned the companies controlling natural resources (lumber, mining, electricity). The French had little political or economic power in Canada. The quiet revolution ended up with the liberals opposing Duplessis and causing much social / political change in Canada.The Seven Years War and the Quiet Revolution are related in the fact that both of them are French people living under British rules / restrictions placed on them based on the occasion. The French have little rights during these periods and want more. However it isn't until the Quiet Revolution that the French begin to gain what they should always have had.The song "Gens du Pays" is relevant because the song sings a lot about patriotism, and how the French should stand up and do something about the conditions that they're living in.

  14. When looking at two different historical events, we can often find similarities or links that tie them together in some way. This is true when analyzing the Seven Years War and the Quiet Revolution. The Seven Years War was a time in history in which the British gained control over Quebec and as a result, put Quebec under English rule. This change had detrimental effects on the French population of Quebec, whose views and uniqueness was undermined by the group in power. The Quiet Revolution refers to a time of political changes during the 1960’s. During this time, many changes were made in the way that education and heath care were governed and as a result of these factors among others, economic and social development flourished. During this time, a provincial electron brought Jean Lesage into power as leader of the Liberal Party. This election marked the end of Maurice Duplessis’ position of power. This period of time can also be directly linked to Quebec nationalism and patriotism, which is still strong today. It was at this point that separatist movements grew and French citizens of Quebec saw an opportunity for more power and change; at this point the Parti Quebecois was established. These two events are connected in many different ways. Both the Seven Years War and the Quiet Revolution can be seen as forms of revolution or immense change. The Seven Years War shows similarities to a revolution because it marked the end of English Rule and the start of French rule over their own people. The Seven Years war and the Quiet Revolution are also directly linked in terms of chronology. It was due to the events of the Seven Years War that relationships became strained between French and non-French citizens which sparked the Quiet Revolution’s occurrence and the citizens’ desire for continual change. We can also link the song “Gens du Pay” to the events of Quebec’s history. Both event’s are directly related to the patriotism of the French and the resulting effects of citizen’s who fight in the name of patriotism. The song is about patriotism and French culture. It describes the importance of standing up for your province, and fighting for what you believe in which is exactly what the citizen’s of Quebec did during both the Seven Years War and the Quiet Revolution. Through the song’s lyrics, the themes of strength, perseverance and ultimately success are brought up, themes that can also be seen as the backbone of both the Seven Years War and the Quiet Revolution.

  15. After the British victory in the Seven Years War, the French People in New France lost almost all of their rights. Ever since, the British have been in power, giving the French no political input.The Quiet Revolution was when the French finally got fed up with not having power. They were living under the power of the Catholic Church. They finally began to get some power by electing Jean Lesage. Lesage played a big role in getting French culture to thrive.It is called the ‘Quiet Revolution’ because it is like a revolution, but it wasn’t violent. Power changed and French culture began to prosper which made it similar to a revolution. However, unlike most revolutions this one did not involve violence, which is why it is known as quiet.“Gens du Pay” is related because it is a song about the love Quebecers have for their province and culture. In the mid 18th century this culture was weakened and attacked. This song reminds people from Quebec to stand up for their beliefs and their culture.

  16. The Quiet Revolution was a time of great change in Quebec. It was mainly the end result of the disregard of the French culture and pride in Quebec after the British had taken over. Due to the British take over French culture was secondary to the British. It was oppressed for many years as all political power was held in the hands of the British. However when the french had Jean Lesage elected as premier after Maurice Duplessis died in 1960, the French culture started to prosper and once again gain its pride. This period of change was called the Quiet Revolution. The Quiet Revolution and the Seven Years War are similar because they both were conflicts between the French and the British over power and land. After the Seven Years War the French were allowed to stay in Canada but they were given practically no rights. Over time the French slowly started to regain the rights which led up to the Quiet Revolution which was a main push for the rights of the French Canadians. The Quiet Revolution however did not support violence, as in the Seven Years War many people died.The idea of Gens du Pays relates to a war that was fought in the mid 18th century because it deals with with French pride and culture. The wars that were fought between the British and the French in the 18th century were over power and the ability to have their culture be dominant in areas of the New World. So Gens du Pays talks about the pride and culture of the French people and it gave the idea of why could the British and French not have lived together more cooperatively.

  17. During the 1960s Quebec went through major changes both socially, politically, and economically. The Quiet Revolution corresponds with the leadership of the Liberal Party led by Jean Lesage, which evoked a lot of significant change including the role of traditional values,conservatism and the contemporary lifestyle people had become used to. The French were beginning to reject the power and influence that the Catholic church and British had over them. Peoples`beliefs became less relgious and more secular, society was overall becoming more left-wing and challenging the values that they had previously held. Politically there was a strong focus of becoming more democratic, increased access to education, and social services. Economically the divide between the rich and the poor was diminishing from the access to social services. These changes also caused Quebec to become the province with the highest taxes and debt, which created contraversy. Throughout this revolution, the French did maintain their nationalism and culture.The Seven Years War was basically what determined whether the British or French would have rule over Canada. This war is related to the Quiet Revolution because of Quebec`s constant fight for independence. Throughout history the French have been disputing with the British in order to maintain their culture and power. The fact that the Seven Years War took place in the 1750s to 1760s shows that even 200 or so years later the French are still having conflicts with the British. There are still issues between them that are unresolved and the tension still remains as well as Quebec`s constant struggle for independance. The song "Gens du Pays" relates to both the Seven Years War and the Quiet Revolution because it encourages the French to continue fighting for their rights, to be proud of their culture, and to remain loyal to their province… which is shown through the strong patriotic attitude that has remained throughout the numerous conflicts the French have had to endure throughout history.PS: my word verification is "metis", kind of ironic, found that funny, LOL..

  18. The Quiet Revolution and the Seven Years War were two historical events that involved the French and the British fighting for power in the 18th century. The Seven years war allowed Britain to obtain power over the French essentially leaving the French with barely any rights. The French people were obviously not pleased with this change and after awhile they were tired of living under the rule of the Catholic Church and decided to take action. They elected Liberal Party Leader Jean Lesage into power, which ended Maurice Duplessis' term. After the change in leadership the French citizens noticed differences in the rights they were given and in laws involving larger matters such as health care and education. The leadership of Jean Lesage had a very large impact on the amount of rights the French were given, and his leadership even influenced later Prime Ministers to be more passionate about securing rights for the French People. The Quiet Revolution and the Seven Years War were related in many ways. Firstly they both had large impacts on the rights and lifestyles of the French citizens. Secondly the time periods of both historical events were very close. The Seven years war ended, which then prompted the rule of the Catholic Church over the French, which caused the French to act towards securing more rights which lead to the Quiet Revolution. The song Gens Du Pay is a tribute to the passion that the French feel for their culture. It relates to both the Seven Years War and the Quiet revolution in the sense that it urges the French to fight for their rights and to remain patriotic towards their culture, and beliefs.

  19. The Quiet Revolution was a time of political reformation within Quebec. It was given it's name because contrary to most revolutions, this one did not involve violence. The revolution started after a new provincial leader, Jean Lesage, was elected and the people living in Quebec got tired of not having a say in political matters. After the Seven years war and the treaty of Paris was signed, the people who remained in New France had lost the right to an opinion and had no say in what the British wanted. This carried into the 1960's, although the French had much more of a say then than they did in the years following the signing of the treaty. The song Gens Du Pays means People of the Country in English, but there is also a much deeper meaning. The song tells a story about how people should get along and that war is disliked.

  20. The Quiet Revolution was the end result of the oppression of French culture in Quebec. It was a period in Canadian history from 1960 to 1966 where the Liberal party of Jean Lesage was in power. The term was coined by a Toronto journalist who declared that what was happening similar to a revolution, yet involved no actual violence. The change was empowered after the Duplessis era. During this period, Quebec was under the tyrannical rule of Prime Minster, Maurice Duplessis where the opinions of the French were greatly suppressed. This event in time is similar to the Seven Years War, where the French were suppressed by the British after losing control of New France.The song Gens du Pays represents Quebec’s love and passion for their province. The song, translated into English, means People of the Country. It is a sort of anthem for Quebecers, reminding them of that they must stand up for themselves and what they believe in.

  21. The Quiet Revolution was in the 1960’s when there was intense change In Quebec Canada. The provincial government slowly took over the health care fields, education fields. This had been in the power of the Roman Catholic Church. It created a minster of education, health, and expanded the public service. The Quiet Revolution started off by the liberal provincial government lead by Jean Leasge. Quebecers slowly got their rights stripped away, and culture to when he was in power. The Seven Years war ties into the Quiet Revolution, because the French people in New France had been given no rights. The French people were furious, because they also had the culture stripped away, land divided unequally and they had no say in the political world. Over many years they slowly gained back their rights but not everything. Gens du Pay has a very strong meaning to the French society. In English it stands for People of this Country. “People of my country, it is your turn, to let you speak of love" is the main chorus. This song represents the passion that the French people have for their province. They have to stand up for themselves and what is right.

  22. The Quiet Revolution occurred through the 1960’s and was first started after Jean Lesage was elected premier of Quebec, thereby ending the reign of Maurice Duplessis, commonly known as the “Grande Noirceur” or the “Great Darkness”. During the reign of Duplessis, the French were stripped of their political power and forced to live under the rule of the Catholic Church, but once Lesage was elected he quickly made moves to take back power over education, religion and health care in Quebec. Things were quickly changing in Quebec. The Quiet Revolution relates to the Seven Years War because after the Seven Years War, the French were stripped completely of their rights. They only fully gained back their rights in the 1960’s when the Quiet Revolution began. Although they did have more rights before the Quiet Revolution began than when they first lost their rights, they were still not equal to the British. The song “Gens du Pays” relates to the Quiet Revolution and the Seven Years War because it expresses how much love the people of Quebec have for their province. The song encourages people living in Quebec to stand up for their rights. After the Seven Years War, the French had lost any control they had over Canada until the Quiet Revolution. This song reminds Quebecers of their hard work in gaining respect and power in their country and that it pays off to fight for what one wants and needs. It also conveys the message that war and oppression are both horrible things and that everybody would be better off if they all got along.

  23. Britain conquered France in the Seven Years War and they took over the French colony to British control. After the Seven Years War, majority of French people lost their rights; they had no say in politics. The Quiet Revolution was the period of intense change in Quebec, Canada. The revolution occured because the majority of French people could not live under the pressure. And, also because of the significant election, the Grande Noirceur or Great Darkness, Liberal Premier Jean Lesage was elected in Quebec, and the Queit Rovelution began by him. The song "Gens du Pays," which was written by Quebec nationalist Gilles Vigneault, heavily relates to the both events because the song is basically about French Patriotism, and the song presents how French loves what is theirs.

  24. The quiet revolution was caused by the british, and how they ruled canada during the 1960's. After the British defeated the French during the 7 years of war, they allowed them to stay. This sounds friendly, but the Britsh were just a bunch of crooks. From stealing all of the farming/trapping profits from the french, to corupt election's, the british treated the French like crap. Finaly during the 1960's, Jean Lesage took a stand against the goverment, and defended the rights of the French.

  25. The Quiet Revolution was a period of time in the 1960s when many changes occurred in Quebec. The people of Quebec were fighting for a secular society; a society not ruled by religion but ruled by the government. They wanted sovereignty from the rest of Canada because they felt they had a unique culture with their French speaking majority and they were socially and politically different from the rest of Canada. During this era, the Quebec Provincial Government took over the health care and education of the province. These responsibilities were previously controlled by the Roman Catholic Church. The result of the Quiet Revolution encouraged to Quebecers, from all different levels in society, to stay together to create a strong French nation. The Quiet Revolution, like the Seven Years War was a fight to control land, language and religion. In both instances the French were fighting for their freedom. The French society fell under a non-French rule and lost many cultural identities. The Seven Years War resulted in France giving up Canada to British control. This ultimately led to the hostilities between the French and British nations. The national anthem “Gens du Pay” relates to both the Quiet Revolution and the Seven Years War because it is initially a song about French Patriotism. This anthem encourages Quebecers to love their province and fight for the rights they believe in.

  26. The Quiet Revolution was really the time when the French people noticed that they were being oppressed and started doing something about it. Up to this point, the French were not necessarily oblivious to the fact that they were being denied some rights, but the Quiet Revolution was the time when they actually started to do something about their situation. Essentially, this revolution was the consequence of the oppressive British rule. During this time, the French people were treated in a way that made them seem inferior to the British. The British priests would ban literature, and American companies ran most of the affairs of Quebec. From these examples, it is clear that the French did not have any control of their life in Canada.ALthough I am not completely sure about what the Seven Years War was about, as I haven't really studied this time period in detail before, but from what I understand, this war had greatly to do with the French and British. The Seven Years war is very similar to the Quiet Revolution in many ways. In both cases, the rivalry between the French and British colonies was expressed. During the Quiet Revolution, no real war was started but there was definitely animosity between the French and British. Also, the Seven Years War was the war that really changed the history of North America. It was this war that decided who controlled North America and, as it turned out, because the British won the war, they were given complete control of North America. The Quiet Revolution gets tied in here because essentially in this period, the French try to take back what they lost during that war. You could say that the biggest relation between the two events is the fact that one is the result of the other. The Quiet Revolution was really the result of this war which started the oppressive ruloe of the British to the French.The song "Gens Du Pays", which means "People of my Country" in English, was what was called the unofficial anthem of Quebec. This song was meant to inspire the French people at that time and it spoke greatly about love and peace. This song, the Quiet Revolution, and the Seven Years War are all tied together. They are all attempts of freedom and inspiration for Quebec from the oppression that was Great Britain.

  27. The Quiet Revolution was a time of political change in Quebec.This revolution was given its name because the people leading it did not promote violence. The revolution started when Jean Lesage was elected and a time of French suppresion began. After the French lost the 7 Years War the Britsh took control of French culture and way of life. They tried to strangle hold it and keep it from flourishing, in short they tried to make the French assimlate into the British culture.

  28. The quiet revolution was basically a time where the French no longer wanted to deal with British rule and they took over politically in Quebec. The French had gone on a long time under British rule until Jean Lesage came into power ending the "Grande Noirceur" or "Great Darkness". When Jean Lesage came into power the French ways of life were slowly coming back to Quebec. Religion/Culture was starting to come back as the Catholic church lost power. The "Quiet Revolution" is as it says, a quiet one; done completely through the political government. The seven years war relates to the quiet revolution in the sense that both were a fight for power. The seven years war which was the war that decided who controlled north America. As a result, the French had lost, which was the beginning of the oppression of the French way of life. The quiet revolution is only an aftermath where the French had another chance to take control. Living under another country's rule for a long period and having a chance to change that. Both instances show the ancient British and French rivalry at its best. The song "Gens du Pays" is about the French people and how they should show love for their country and fight for their rights. This song directly relates to the seven years war and the quiet revolution because the French had to fight for their land and their rights.

  29. The Quiet Revolution occured in the 1960's during a time of political change in Quebec. Jean Lessage, leader of the Liberal party was elected Prime Minister. The French saw an opening to act on their wish for more rights because the reign of Duplessis was over. Duplessis took away a lot of the French's power and was disliked by most. The Quiet Revolution was a time when the French began fighting for more rights in hope of becoming equal to the British.The Quiet Revolution relates to the Seven Years War because they were both periods of immense change in Canada. After the Seven Years war, the French were completely stripped of their rights, and the Quiet Revolution was the period in which they gained back their rights. Therefore; the result of the Seven Years War sparked the beginning of the Quiet Revolution.The song "Gens Du Pays" is very important to the French because it inspired them to fight for their rights. It reminds them of their perseverance in a time of oppression and how they overcame that barrier. It relates to the Quiet Revolution because the same inspiration they got from the song was seen when they fought for their rights in the 1960's. The Seven Years was is also related to the song "Gens du Pays" because it was a source of inspiration when the French were stripped of their culture and rights following the war.

  30. The Quiet Revolution occured in Quebec from 1960-1966. Basically what this means is that the French were not impressed that they were living under the British rule for a long period of time and wanted more rights given to them. Maurice Duplessis, who was the Prime Minister before Jean Lessage, made it harder for the French to gain their rights. After his death, Jean Lessage took over and the French found it to be the perfect opportunity to act on obtaining their rights.The relation between the Seven Years War and the Quiet Revolution is that they both had a vast effect on Canadian history. In the Quiet Revolution, the French had to get their rights back because they were taken away in the Seven Years War.Gens Du Pays was written by Gilles Vigneault, and it is about Quebec standing up for their rights. It is an unofficial anthem but is extremely popular in Quebec. It is a signifigant because it is a song of unity and patronization.

  31. Mr. Henderson posting for Ji:Has Canada had revolutions in the past? Quebec had a revolution that came to be known as the "Quiet Revolution". It was a period of rapid change experienced in Quebec from 1960 to 1966. It was a revolution against traditionalism, conservatism, and contemporary ways and values. The fist change during the Quiet Revolution was the rejection of past values. Much of the traditionalism that characterised the past was replaced by increasingly liberal attitudes. Also, there was an intense social change. The current of decolonisation and the movement for civil rights made social and national unfairness increasingly difficult to accept. In these 6 years, Quebec went through many changes. It became the province with the highest taxes and dept from the least taxed and the least indebted of the Canadian Provinces. A large and professional state bureaucracy was rapidly set up, many government departments and agencies were created, and public institutions that had not existed previously appeared. Is it possible to have a revolution in Canada? If so, what kind, under what circumstances and why? Quebec might want to separate from Canada. They call themselves "francophone". They obviously have a different culture and already had some thoughts of separating, including: They feel excluded from English-speaking Canada, often because of Federal government policy which often doesn¡¯t reflect the Québécois interests. They are concerned about being swamped by an increasing English-speaking majority. And also, the Aboriginal population is increasing rapidly. According to the CBC News, Canada¡¯s aboriginal population surged past the million mark for the first time on a Canadian census, a spike of 45 percent from a decade earlier (2006). There are approximately 1,172,790 Indian, Métis and Inuit people, accounting for 3.8 percent of Canada¡¯s total population. The growth of the Aboriginal population is 6 times faster than the non-aboriginal population. However, their circumstances are very bad compared to non-aboriginal people. Since they are usually poor and often face discrimination, there's a possibility that they could revolt. Lastly, immigrants could start a revolution. There are many immigrants in Canada. Canada is one of the top 10 countries that have many immigrants. However, they tend to be poorly treated in Canadian society. Most immigrants have often been confronted with some kind of discrimination. For instance, they have had to take the hardest, worst paid jobs, and often have difficulty being accepted entirely into society. They are often blamed for social and economic problems. Arabians are discriminated because they are perceived as sharing the national background of terrorists responsible for attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. How is the Russian Revolution different or the same as the American Revolution? In both the Russian and American Revolutions, there were the leaders who lead people. However, in the American Revolution, the leaders were ¡°the elites¡±: wealthy landowners and businessmen, while Russian leaders were relatively "normal" people: a middle class lawyer (Lenin), newspaper writer (Trotsky) and a soldier (Stalin). The Americans rebelled against King George III, who was depicted as a tyrant. In the Russian Revolution, the Russians rebelled against Czar Nicholas II, who was a tyrant.And also, Russian had two times of revolution while the American Revolution was one consequent event.

  32. Mr. H posting for JiHas Canada had revolutions in the past? Quebec had a revolution that came to be known as the "Quiet Revolution". It was a period of rapid change experienced in Quebec from 1960 to 1966. It was a revolution against traditionalism, conservatism, and contemporary ways and values. The fist change during the Quiet Revolution was the rejection of past values. Much of the traditionalism that characterised the past was replaced by increasingly liberal attitudes. Also, there was an intense social change. The current of decolonisation and the movement for civil rights made social and national unfairness increasingly difficult to accept. In these 6 years, Quebec went through many changes. It became the province with the highest taxes and dept from the least taxed and the least indebted of the Canadian Provinces. A large and professional state bureaucracy was rapidly set up, many government departments and agencies were created, and public institutions that had not existed previously appeared. Is it possible to have a revolution in Canada? If so, what kind, under what circumstances and why? Quebec might want to separate from Canada. They call themselves "francophone". They obviously have a different culture and already had some thoughts of separating, including: They feel excluded from English-speaking Canada, often because of Federal government policy which often doesn¡¯t reflect the Québécois interests. They are concerned about being swamped by an increasing English-speaking majority. And also, the Aboriginal population is increasing rapidly. According to the CBC News, Canada¡¯s aboriginal population surged past the million mark for the first time on a Canadian census, a spike of 45 percent from a decade earlier (2006). There are approximately 1,172,790 Indian, Métis and Inuit people, accounting for 3.8 percent of Canada¡¯s total population. The growth of the Aboriginal population is 6 times faster than the non-aboriginal population. However, their circumstances are very bad compared to non-aboriginal people. Since they are usually poor and often face discrimination, there's a possibility that they could revolt. Lastly, immigrants could start a revolution. There are many immigrants in Canada. Canada is one of the top 10 countries that have many immigrants. However, they tend to be poorly treated in Canadian society. Most immigrants have often been confronted with some kind of discrimination. For instance, they have had to take the hardest, worst paid jobs, and often have difficulty being accepted entirely into society. They are often blamed for social and economic problems. Arabians are discriminated because they are perceived as sharing the national background of terrorists responsible for attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. How is the Russian Revolution different or the same as the American Revolution? In both the Russian and American Revolutions, there were the leaders who lead people. However, in the American Revolution, the leaders were ¡°the elites¡±: wealthy landowners and businessmen, while Russian leaders were relatively "normal" people: a middle class lawyer (Lenin), newspaper writer (Trotsky) and a soldier (Stalin). The Americans rebelled against King George III, who was depicted as a tyrant. In the Russian Revolution, the Russians rebelled against Czar Nicholas II, who was a tyrant.And also, Russian had two times of revolution while the American Revolution was one consequent event.

  33. The Seven Years War was fought to determine which country would have control over Canada. France originally had control over Quebec which was then called New France. The British however, won the war, gaining control of New France. They allowed the French people to stay in Quebec but they were stripped of their rights. This has perhaps led to the large differences that are apparent today between the French and the English in Canada. The Quiet Revolution was a result of years of French oppression in Canada and it was sparked by the end of the Reign of Premier Maurice Duplessis. Premier Maurice Duplessis was also known as “La Grande Noirceur” stripped the French of all their political and economic power. He was affiliated with the Catholic Church, which resulting in much censorship, including the censoring books. When Duplessis died and Jean Lesage was elected Premier the Quiet Revolution began. The song “Gens du Pay” is the unofficial national anthem of Quebec. It speaks of peace and love for the people who have fought long and hard for what was originally theirs. The French knew what it was like to be stripped of power and they wanted to rejoice in what they had. This fight for freedom in Quebec is linked to the Quiet Revolution, “Gens du Pay” and the Seven Years war.

  34. The Quiet Revolution and the 7 Years War are closely linked as the 7 Years War the beginning of the "dark period" for the French people in Canada and the Quiet Revolution marked the end of this period of time. When the British emerged as the conquering country at the end of the 7 Years War, they did not assimilate the French into British culture however the French were oppressed under British rule. The French and the British came from completely opposite ends of the spectrum not only in terms of way of life but in culture and the overall goal for expansion in North America. This goal is tied in with the different views on colonialism between the French and the British because while the British were busy worrying about their bottom line and economics, the French were busy spreading their culture to the rest of the world. As a result of these differences, the French felt out of place and were treated like second-class citizens in what they considered to be their own country. This feeling of being second-rate and being misfits in the one place that they could call home continued until the Quiet Revolution. During the Quiet Revolution, the French People finally stood up for what they wanted and what they believed in, in an attempt to accomplish what they had always wanted. Up until this point, the French and the British societies in Canada were "two solitudes", as they were two similar and yet different cultures living side by side and yet never touching.The song "Gens du Pay" is a song that speaks of what the French people of Canada were striving for. Peace, love and the freedom to be their own people in their own country. It united people to be brave take a chance on what they had dreamed of for too many years. Overall, it shows the link between the 7 Years War and the Quiet Revolution. The fight for freedom, the longing for independence and knowledge that these things could be achieved as long as they had earned it, and the French people in Canada had more than earned it.

  35. The Quiet Revolution was a period of time in the 1940s and 1950s that brought a period of oppression for the people of Quebec. The province was led (at the time) by one Maurice Duplessis and his policies were controversial and generally harmful to the people of Quebec and their way of living. Supposedly, he would help Quebec return to its roots but in reality he abused his position of power and implemented policies that hindered the social development of the province. The revolution came with the death of Duplessis and the election of Jean Lesage. Lesage "revolutionized" the operation of the government of Quebec and brought about political and social reform. While there was no rebellion or direct fighting, there was great change for the better of Quebec.

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