It is unknown if the cape Confederation will respond with military force
During the Napoleonic War when Napoleon invaded the Dutch Republic and established the Batavian Republic, the Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic fled to England and requested the British government to annex all the Dutch colonies. The British did that and after the Napoleonic War ended, they returned all the colonies to the Dutch except the Cape Colony. Why did they choose the Cape Colony which was merely a settler colony where European ships take a break in their journey towards the Orient rather than the more Lucrative Spice Islands in the Dutch East Indies?
German news wire services published this item today quoting an article from Germany's leading news magazine 'Der Spiegel'. Here's a Google translation of the article:
German right-wing radicals and conspiracy ideologists want to build a colony of like-minded people in Canada, according to a media report. Hundreds of Germans have settled on the island of Cape Breton in the eastern province of Nova Scotia, the news magazine "Der Spiegel" reported today. It relied on sales contracts, appraisals, court records and minutes from those affected.
According to “Spiegel”, the documents show that many properties were sold at inflated prices. The acquisition of land on Cape Breton is being promoted by conspiracy theorist Andreas Popp, former "Tagesschau" spokeswoman Eva Herman and property seller Frank Eckhardt.
Popp hosted seminars on the island in which, together with Herman, he predicted the collapse of European economic and social systems and suggested an investment of savings in supposedly crisis-proof Canada, the magazine continued. In addition, potential property buyers from Germany would be indoctrinated with right-wing propaganda. Eckhardt send the appropriate texts. The Federal Criminal Police Office had already been informed by Interpol Ottawa about Eckardt's activities at the end of last year.
HI, I'm doing some digging to find out more about my great great great grandad who left on the Northampton from Gravesend, London in 1819.