The English had an ironclad conviction that their own culture was the ultimate. Thus, they were blindly determined not to learn about, or accept as equal, the cultures of the Americas. They only sought to destroy them by assimilation or more forceful means. Their ignorance and contempt for the complexities of indigenous civilizations involved them in centuries of wars with many Amerindian Nations, causing indescribable sufferings on both sides. Because of their attitudes of superiority and contempt, English efforts to settle in Mi'kmaq and other Amerindian territories were strenuously opposed.
The countries founded by England in North America, Canada and the United States, until relatively recent times, have striven diligently to eliminate First Nations within their borders. In both countries out and out genocide was tried, but now more benign assimilation policies are practiced.
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