Autonomy In Canada

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Many events in Canada’s history have contributed to the development of Canada into the nation it is today. Canada’s relationship with Britain as an autonomy, Canadian women’s changing role and Canada’s ongoing conflict between French and English speaking Canadians have all helped develop Canada into a modern, democratic and, independent nation. Canada’s relationship with Britain played a major role in promoting Canada’s independence. For many years, some Canadians felt that Canada being an alliance to Great Britain was obligated to help in their war efforts. However, in 1919 this view changed. Canadians realized that supporting Britain in what they thought was good for them was not necessarily in Canada’s best interest. During the 1920’s and 1930’s many of the countries under the British Empire began to speak out for their autonomy. This resulted in the establishment off the Britain Common Wealth of nations .Within this common…show more content…
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