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American Witches and Wizards Engage in “Country or Kind” Debate

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In 1777, MACUSA President Elizabeth McGilliguddy presided over a gathering of witches and wizards from all over North America for the “Country or Kind” Debate. Thousands arrived, so the Great Meeting Hall was expanded magically to hold them all. Their purpose was to debate whether they should give allegiance to their country alone, or to their magical brethren worldwide. The most important decision surrounded whether to help American No-Majs in their fight against the British during the Revolutionary War. A majority decided that, just like the Ministry of Magic in London, MACUSA should not become officially involved in the war. However, many witches and wizards unofficially saved No-Maj lives and helped win the battle for Independence (Pm:MACUSA).

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