The Republic of New Brunswick (French: Republique du Nouveau-Brunswick), simply known as New Brunswick, is a country in North America bordered by the United States to the south, Canada and Quebec to the west, and Newfoundland to the east. It was established by democratic referendum in 1976. Upon independence, it opted out of joining the Imperial, and has established a monetary union as well as a neutrality pact with Canada. It is the only country in North America to have both English and French as official languages.
Cold War II
During the second Cold War, New Brunswick, along with Canada, has acted as a neutral mediator and a place of discourse between the United States and Newfoundland, with several important conferences being held in Fredericton.