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Flag of Quebec (Vegetarian World)
Official language None at the federal level;

French most widespread

Capital Montréal
Largest City Montréal
Population 2,947,000
HDI 0.949
Independence From Great Britain - 1867 (dominion status declared), 1931 (independence of Canada), 1981 (independence from Canada)
Currency Quebec Dollar (QBD - pegged to the Canadian dollar 1:1)
Our Timeline Equivalent Quebec, minus some Cree and Anishinaabe areas. (see Pemhakamik)

Québec is a democratic nation in northeastern Pemhakamik. Like Canada, Quebec is a wealthy nation, with one of the highest living standards in the world.


Quebec was settled by the French starting from the 1600s. In the late 1700s, Quebec was sold to Britain in what is known as the "Quebec-Acadian Purchase". It remained under direct colonial rule until 1867, when Canadian dominion status was declared (after the British settled border disputes with Sioux and Anishinaabe). Thereafter, Quebec became a semi-autonomous entity within Canada. Still, Canada was composed of widely varying cultures, and far from being a "melting pot", all of its constituent cultures had their own zones of the country, and each of the non-Anglo minority groups feared encroachment upon their languages and cultures. In 1979, the semi-autonomous Quebec government got an initiative on the ballot for complete independence, though with a "special relationship" with Canada. This "special relationship" was of yet unspecified. The initiative passed, with 52% voting for it. This caused a domestic outcry, in Quebec and in the rest of Canada, since it was believed that a 2/3rds majority should be warranted for separation. A number of loyalist Canadian Quebecois staged a protest. Also, other Canadians claimed that the secession was an illegal move. However, the supreme court of Canada ruled that it was legal. Quebec became fully independent in 1981, on the 50th anniversary of the Statute of Westminster, at which time Canada (with Quebec as a semi-autonomous region) gained independence. This would hasten the secession of other nations within Canada - Athabaska, Cree, Nunavut, and Wendat. The "special relationship" would later take the form of the Canadian Confederation of States, formed 10 years later, on December 25th, 1991.



50% of Quebecois are vegetarian (2010 estimate). As elsewhere, vegetarianism is currently growing and is predicted to further increase in percentage.

50% Vegetarian
28% Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian
14% Vegan Vegetarian
07% Lacto Vegetarian
01% Ovo Vegetarian
50% Non-Vegetarian

Ethnic Groups[]

Quebec is settled mainly by people of French and British descent. There was a lot of mixing of these two nationalities, but most descendants of mixed marriages speak French as a first language. Many citizens of Quebec are bilingual, or even trilingual. Most minorities are from surrounding countries. Percentages are as follows:

92% European
73% French
10% British
09% others
02% Pemhakamik Aboriginal
01% Oriental
01% Sub-Saharan African
0.5% Indian
0.5% Pachan
02% mixed ancestry
01% others


This is what Quebecois professed to be (as of 2006):

50% Nonreligious
29% atheist
21% agnostic
26% Cathar
07% Deist
03% Christian
02% Jewish
02% Buddhist
01% Jain
01% Hindu
05% spiritual (Unitarian Universalist, etc)
01% various Aboriginal beliefs
02% other


Below is a list of the primary languages spoken at home.

80% French
14% English
01% Aboriginal Algic languages
01% other Aboriginal languages
04% others (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Swedish, Hebrew, Hindi, etc)


Quebec has two official flags - the red and white, and the white and blue. The white and blue version is from when Quebec was a semi-autonomous region, while the red and white flag is from the time before that, and after the "Quebec Purchase" by Britain. Both were made official after there was heated debate over which one should be flown. Those more supportive of England - and Canada - wanted the red one to prevail. Those that wanted to provide a stronger link to France wanted the blue one to prevail. In the flags, the blue represents France and the red represents England and Canada, as well as the red blood of Quebecois. Some say that red and blue go well together, and need each other, just as arteries and veins need each other - neither one being able to stand alone. (This despite the fact that veins are officially dark red, but they of course appear blue through the skin.)