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...echi. Within two decades since their competition was formed, they had lost 78% of the fur trade business in Canada. The Bay started to see its deficit in the west and started its development closer to the Rockies during 1813-1820.
The war for domination in trading furs broke out many battles of war; the Seven Oaks Incident of 1816 was the most memorable of all. It was the worst conflict and result no winner. In June 1819, the HBC captured numerous partners and men from NWC which ruined the Nor'westers reputation and their business that year. The NWC were worried about their company's future when major shareholders had different views on the business. The HBC at that time grew more profitable, attaining stronger revenues and reducing the Nor'westers business. The conflict between the two companies ended when HBC brought NWC through a merger in 1820.
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