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					The Military in New
     France
 The military and militia in
New France helped expand
 the colony in New France
   through settlement,
  providing security, and
    establishing power.
                   Military
• Consisted of the French Army, French Navy,
  and local volunteer Militia Units
• From the early seventeenth century onward
  they ventured deeper and deeper into the
  continent, establishing colonies along the way
• Businesses established in New France such as
  the fur trade ties with Aboriginals were free to
  be carried out with the presense of an
  intimidating military
                       Militia
• Prior to establishment of a Professional Canadian Army,
  the Colonial Militia played an extremely important role
  in the defence of New France
• Colonists were required to serve in Militia unitsin order
  to support the regualr units of the French Army and
  Navy
• In the struggle between the French and British
  colonies, the Canadian militia used “Aboriginal style”
  tactics, finding them to be greatly beneficial
• Most people saw membership in this organization as a
  personal contribution to the military and social affairs
  of the colony
         Filles Du Roi( a.k.a The King’s
                   Daughters)
• Les Filles du Roi were young French females of
  decent upbringing who were sent by ship to
  colonial Canada between 1663-1673, to
  provide spouses to the unmarried men of New
  France
• Paid to wed soldiers and to populate New
  France
• For the purpose of increasing the population of
  New France and further developing the
  colonies
• Some girls came from upper middle class
  families, but for the most part, they were
  peasant farm girls, due to the idea that farm
  girls were considered healthier and more
  industrious
• Built foundation for Military of New France in
  the future
                   Impact
•   Expanded colonies
•   Strengthened Foundation of New France
•   Population Growth
•   Strengthened Military of New France
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