“From the Wilds of America”--Analyzing the Idea of “British Colonial America” in Steampunk
In particular, I liked this comment:
We would have been better off as a British colony far longer than 1776.
1. Slavery would have been abolished around 1800 instead of 1865 after 600,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War. God knows how many black slaves died from malnutrition, no medical care, physical abuse and outright murder by the white slave owners.
2. This is a debatable point, but I think if we were still under British rule, the genocidal toll against Native Americans would have been less severe. I really think the Crown would placed greater protections against the theft of lands and forced relocation.
The question is: is life better for an indigenous person in Canada or the United States? I would bet on Canada but I think people in this forum would argue this point.
3. We would be Canada. More civilized. National Health Care for everyone. Less hell bent on defending a militarized empire. Ice hockey would be our national sport.