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French Edict Allows Only Catholic Settlers in Canada

Edict of Nantes, 1598
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A French edict permits only Catholic settlers to take up permanent residence in New France (Canada), forcing an end to more than 30 years of attempted colonization by Huguenots (French Protestants).

Thus begins fifty years of growing persecution against Protestants in France, culminating in the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. This oppression of Protestant Huguenots causes significant cultural and economic problems for France.

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