Saint Martin Colonial Records

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French Colonization (1648-Present)[edit | edit source]

The French and Dutch both coveted the island but after some initial conflict, both sides realized that neither would yield easily. Preferring to avoid an all-out war, they signed the Treaty of Concordia in 1648, which divided the island in two. [1] Saint Martin is now an overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies. It encompasses the northern 60% of the divided island of Saint Martin, and some neighboring islets. [2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Saint Martin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Saint_Martin#Colonial_Era, accessed 24 November 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Collectivity of Saint Martin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collectivity_of_Saint_Martin, accessed 24 November 2020.