My impression is The NO represents Allied lend lease. It was mostly American but the Brits sent some stuff too. Not sure but I would think The Canadiens did too. I know they, Canadiens, escorted convoys out of Nova Scotia even though Nova Scotia wasn’t part of Canada then. Although in summer time they (Brits) had to shut it down due to their convoys getting their ass kicked by the Germans.
As far as sealion goes, I would think if it was successful the russkies wouldn’t be getting any more free stuff. Then again if Russia was the only one fighting they might have got even more. So I think it’s OK for the Russians to continue to get their bonus with a German held England. I would imagine Germany would just throw a sub in 125 anyways.
"National Prestige might mean “look at us, we don’t need help from them (but please keep sending us supplies)”. You nailed it YG except they didn’t say please.
I imagine CWO would have a good take on this. Didn’t you change the NO in your Halifax setup?
Your were talking about Newfoundland (which was a Dominion in WWII ) and not Nova Scotia:
A former colony and dominion of the United Kingdom, Newfoundland and Labrador became the tenth province to enter the Canadian Confederation on March 31, 1949, as Newfoundland.
Newfoundland remained a colony until acquiring Dominion status in 1907.
A dominion constituted a self-governing state of the British Empire or British Commonwealth and the Dominion of Newfoundland was relatively autonomous from British rule.
Newfoundland’s own regiment, the 1st Newfoundland Regiment, fought in the First World War. On July 1, 1916, the German Army wiped out nearly the entire regiment at Beaumont Hamel on the first day on the Somme. The regiment went on to serve with distinction in several subsequent battles, earning the prefix “Royal”. Despite people’s pride in the accomplishments of the regiment, the Dominion’s war debt due to the regiment and the cost of maintaining a trans-island railway led to increased and ultimately unsustainable government debt in the post-war era.
Due to Newfoundland’s high debt load, arising from World War I and construction of the Newfoundland railroad, and decreasing revenue, due to the collapse of fish prices, the Newfoundland legislature voted itself out of existence in 1933, in exchange for loan guarantees by the Crown and a promise it would be re-established. On February 16, 1934, the Commission of Government was sworn in, ending 79 years of responsible government. The Commission consisted of seven persons appointed by the British government. For 15 years no elections took place, and no legislature was convened.
When prosperity returned with World War II, agitation began to end the Commission, and reinstate responsible government. But, the British government created the National Convention in 1946, reflecting efforts in self-determination among European nationalities that followed WWII. The Convention, made of up representatives from throughout the country, was formally tasked to advise on the future of Newfoundland. Chaired by Judge Cyril J. Fox, it consisted of 45 elected members from across the province.
While Nova Scotia became part of Canada since the beginning of the Canadian Federation in 1867 on the Confederation Day of July 1st, 1867:
The British North America Act, by which Nova Scotia became part of the Dominion of Canada, went into effect on July 1, 1867. Premier Charles Tupper had worked energetically to bring about the union. But it was controversial because localism, Protestant fears of Catholics and distrust of Canadians generally, and worries about losing free trade with America, were all intensified by the refusal of Tupper to consult Nova Scotia’s voters on the subject. A movement for withdrawal from Canada developed, led by Joseph Howe. Howe’s Anti-Confederation Party swept the next election, on September 18, 1867, winning 18 out of 19 federal seats, and 36 out of 38 seats in the provincial legislature. A motion passed by the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1868 refusing to recognise the legitimacy of Confederation has never been rescinded. With the great Hants County bi-election of 1869, Howe was successful in turning the province away from appealing confederation to simply seeking “better terms” within it. Despite its temporary popularity, Howe’s movement failed in its goal to withdraw from Canada because London was determined the union go forward. Howe did succeed in getting better financial terms for the province, and gained a national office for himself.