Did London have any say over the 7YW? Not really. London is thousands of miles away, unless they plan on fully occupying their colonists, colonists are going to expand regardless of Parliament's wishes.That was basically into totally unorganized lands that were not really under the control of any state. By contrast, such an expansion of British North America into the Southwest will definitely involve Britain in conflict with other states (to wit Mexico/Spain), which is a distinct reason for London to reign in such adventurism. I can see Britain expanding into Louisiana if a conflict arises between Britain and France/Spain in the future (which is reasonably likely), but probably not farther than that.
And preventing expansion was a ARW cause as well, such as the Proclamation Line.
Whether independent settlers take the lands, or settlers pull Britain into easily winnable wars, the lands would be seized.
For example by 1860, American lands will outnumber Britain, so they have the physical numbers to do what they want.
That's my point, these entire sports won't vanish, because they already existed had multiple variants across the empire.Hardly certain. British North America is separate from the island, it's not going to culturally develop in just the same way merely because it continues to be led from the same center. Look at how Australia has its own football code and drinks much less tea than Britain, for example (still a lot of tea by global standards, mind you, but less than half as much per person as the Brits).
Yeah, however the likelihood of the same exact same border line is low. So I'd imagine they would have somewhat more territory, and would have to fit their interests, so sparsely populated areas.Isn't it popularly theorized that if America remained British, the present day British North America would encompass the present day continental United States and Canada put together, plus some others?
So a British America at least would be Coast-to-Coast, USA+Canada. There is no way a Russian enclave such as Alaska survives. Gold discovered, settlers steal it, regardless of gold, it's a weak unprofitable extension that poses a threat to Americans, so bought or intervention.
How many? I think the US has 72 million and 10 million in Canada.More British people