The idea of Nationalism between the British North American colonies did not seem logical in the ninetieth century due to the vast cultural differences spanning from east to west. John A. MacDonald, leader of the Tories, thought otherwise. With a great understand of sociology and seeing the “bigger picture”, he was able to convince the colonies to come together. The illegal Alabama and Trent Affairs, as well as the raids by the angry American-Irishmen proved to be some of the external pressure for confederation. Political Deadlock initiated internal pressure resulting in multiple conferences to discuss this great coalition.
The German army's plan to take Paris in the first month of the war nearly worked out, with the Germans reaching within about 100 km of the French capital. The French were able to organize a strong counterattack in the Battle of the Marne, which ended the possibility of a quick victory. The Schlieffen plan required a rapid victory over France, and when that did not materialize (and the Russians attacked strongly in East Prussia) the Schlieffen plan failed. 3.) It is because the Germans were part of the allied force in World War 1, whereas the U.S. and Canada were part of the "triple entente".
Verdun and the Battle of the Somme were key components of the overall victory of the Allies during World War 1. Though because Verdun and Sommes were extremely casualty ridden it is often debated whether the gains were worth the cost. It is said that in the battle of Sommes alone Britain and France lost close the three-fourths of a million men simply by refusing to retract their troops against the German army. A quote from General Falkenhayn to Kaiser William II describes the German’s plan for the French "The string in France has reached breaking point. A mass break-through - which in any case is beyond our means - is unnecessary.
His first move was to test the other European powers by inserting troops into Germany’s coal mining area next to France. This was ofcourse forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles and Hitler wanted to see how far he could push his adversaries before they would strike back. If Britain had not been so passive to Hitler they might have stopped this war before it ever started. They, however, allowed Hitler to do this because they did not want to start another war. Hitler then pushed the European powers further and further until he invaded Poland and Europe had no choice but to react.The results of the vote were fixed and showed that 99% of Austrian people wanted Anschluss (union with Germany).
World War 1 caused the death of nearly nine million people and cost huge sums of money. Therefore most countries were anxious to avoid another war. The appeasement policy was the efforts by Britain from 1936 to 1939 to allow Nazi Germany to have pretty much everything Germany wanted in the hopes that eventually Hitler would be appeased and stop his aggressive policies. Chamberlain believed in appeasement. Chamberlain let Hitler build up the German armed force although that was contravention of Treaty of Versailles.
Having dealt with Denmark and Poland-Saxony, Charles turned his attention back to Russia. Dismissive of the Russian performance at Narva, Charles had ignored Peter to his cost. Narva was Peter’s second campaign and was the first test for his newly remodelled army who were faced what were considered to be the best and most aggressive soldiers of Europe. The result was almost inevitable. While Charles concentrated on Poland, Peter had conducted small campaigns in other areas of the Swedish Empire.
An analysis of Britain’s imperial policies during the time period from 1763 to 1776 reveals that British policies regarding issues like taxation and political representation were directly responsible for intensifying colonial resistance to British rule and for strengthening the colonials’ commitment to republican values. Great Britain’s 1763 victory over France in the Seven Years War made it the dominate power in North America, but the challenges associated with managing such a vast Empire required British policymakers to make tough decisions in the years following the war. The Proclamation of 1763 created an incredible amount of anger not only in the colonies, but also with the Native Americans. Many of the actions that resulted from the Proclamation were simply due to the lack of cooperation between the British, colonists and Native Americans. Britain had taken what was rightfully won by the colonies, and this fueled the colonists desire for the American Revolution.
Louis David Riel Louis Riel was born at the Red River Colony on October 22, 1844. He was hung for treason on November 16, 1885 in Regina. Louis Riel was a Canadian politician and leader of the Métis people. He led two resistance movements against the Canadian government. During Red River Rebellion of 1869-1870, Riel established a provisional government to negotiate the terms under which the province of Manitoba entered the Canadian Confederation.
Prior to this rebellion, Metis were being taken advantage off, losing their land to Canadian Europeans and losing their children to Residential Schools. Riel and the rebellion attempted to protect this land as well as the First Nation culture. Riel was so dedicated to the cause that he created a provisional government to try to negotiate with the Canadian government. Furthermore, Riel also led the Northwest Rebellion in 1885. When the Canadian Pacific Railway was under construction, funding was taking from the Indian Budget.
Canadians in the Second Battle of Ypres Sean Chia Wei Hsiung Social Studies 11 2-4 Mr. Schroeder November 4th Canada was dragged into an irrelevant war by Britain after its declaration of independence in 1867 against Germany due to its unchanged foreign policy. Canada played an essential role for Great Britain in many battles in World War I (WWI). The most important battle was the second battle of Ypres. In order to support its mother country, Canada shipped large amount of soldiers and volunteers to Britain, and provided numerous weapons and ammunition, which resulted in the success of the second battle of Ypres. Canadian forces saw their first engagement of WWI as part at the second battle of Ypres, showing their valour in the battle of Gravenstafel, Kitchener’s Woods, and Saint Julien.