Just a few small things:
1- The highland belonged neither to LA nor to NF, they were simply part of the French north american possesions. Think of it as the "Unincorporated Territory" of New France.
2- 1789 is just the taking of the bastille, NF stayed "loyal" to France until the execution of the king in 1792. Giving a few years of fighting between LA and NF to make the locals have enough means that the Highland deciding to call it quit might be in the late 1790s. It might actualy be the Creation of the NAL that actualy decide them: better to join a multiethnic entity then give in to the british.
3- LA might have wanted to retake the highlands (or part of it) but I doubt they would have seriously thought they could retake all of New France. For one thing NF still had an active army and the NAL were in between.
- Let me add that LA was not in a position to "reconquer" lost lands until 1820's when they engage in the erronous 1828 War and were very badly beaten. BoArthur 18:58, 14 December 2006 (PST)
--Marc Pasquin 16:05, 14 December 2006 (PST)
The way you state it, while true, is also simplistic. I do hope you're expand on the subject. BoArthur 19:00, 14 December 2006 (PST)
-- About the changes --
One thing, the Highlands were not part of New Francy but of New France. The first was a royal province, the second the *whole* of french north america --Marc Pasquin 15:28, 15 December 2006 (PST)