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What is the mother country of America?
Also asked, what is considered the mother country?
Definition of mother country. 1 : the country of one's parents or ancestors also : fatherland. 2 : the country from which the people of a colony or former colony derive their origin. 3 : a country that is the origin of something.
Subsequently, question is, why is Britain called the mother country? The most common use of this expression in English derives from the early European settlers to the USA. The 'mother country' to Brewster and Robinson was, of course, England and that was generally what was meant when the phrase came into use in the USA.
Herein, what is the mother country of Canada?
What did colonies provide a mother country?
Restrictions on Manufacturing According to mercantile theory, colonies were to supply their mother nation with raw materials and buy their manufactured goods. Therefore, colonies should not have been encouraged to develop their own industries. England, however, made few attempts to restrict colonial manufacturing.