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Golden Compass, The - Texan from New France
Alright, we all know the aeronaut Lee Scoresby is a Texan. Ok. When the author is talking about Jordan College in the beginning of the book, it say something like . . . 'nowhere in Europe or NEW FRANCE can something or other'. Now, I THINK that Texas was NOT a State when Ontario and Quebec were still being called New France. Maybe because it's in a different world, but I just wanted to point that out.
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Dave writes:
Haha! I knew my American history class would come in handy someday. Texas isn't a part of New France, which seems to be the parallel universe Canada and a good deal of the US. In our universe, Texas seceded from Mexico (that's where "remember the Alamo" comes from), and was an independent republic for about ten years, until it was voted into the union. Of course, the US does not appear to exist in Lyra's world, so Texas would just stay an independent country. Hope that clears some stuff up.
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Jer8m8 writes:
If you remember from history, France once owned the area of the Louisiana Purchase. Since its different in their world, France may have acquired Mexico, and called its whole territory New France
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