Quebec is the largest province of Canada bordered to the west by the province of Ontario. Its capital, Quebec City, is the oldest city in Canada. In the 1530s, French Explorer Jacques Cartier took possession of the land in the name of King of France. In the 1850s, Montreal became the dominant financial, commercial, transportation, and industrial metropolis. For this reason, Quebec was quickly integrated into both the western European and North American economies. When the Great War began, Canada was automatically involved as a dominion. Over 6,000 volunteers from Quebec were sent to the European front. And in World War II, the participation of Quebec led to the Conscription Crisis of 1944 and opposition.
Have a look at these stunning colorized photos of Quebec in the early 20th century.