We have a country full of diversity, multiple cultures/races living and working together. Without these events we many not have the freedom and pride we have to be Canadian. Firstly, in canadian history one important event that is significant to Canada is the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This was the first battle Canada and the Allies had led and won in World War One. “Through preparation must lead to success.
In addition, the States had socially influenced Canada greatly, in terms of culture. Canada did gain some political independence, hampered by the fact that Canada depended on the United States for much of its social and economic success. Canada’s prime minister, Mackenzie King, did not follow the regular rules set by Britain. Instead he refused to send Canadian troops with Britain to invade Turkey in 1922. (Cranny p.55) Normally, when Britain went to war, Canada would automatically be at war as well, but King took a big step in not following orders from the mother country.
Even though the allies did achieve victory, due to ineffectual commanders and poorly made decisions from executed commands and decisions many more allies were killed while prolonging Operation Overload. In contrast to any other Allied division, Canada attained its objectives for D-Day Landings and had accomplished much with a force of fourteen thousand soldiers and taking into consideration the great line of defense at Juno Beach, This was an achievement to be proud of. “Their courage, determination and self-sacrifice were immediate reasons for the success in those critical hours”. Compared to any other Allied force, Canada’s 3rd Canadian division penetrated the farthest into France. Veteran Affairs Canada states that it was the persistent efforts of the 3rd Canadian Division, the city of Caen was at last in Allied hands.
Secondly, in the Province of Canada, the government had difficulty reaching agreement, because there was no party that could have majority support. Sir John A. Macdonald believed and told them that if they joined together, this political deadlock would be solved. In addition, the inter-colony railroad was very important to Canada, because it could send the military out to where it was needed quickly. It would also be a way of trading goods hastily. Manufacturing and coal producing areas of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton saw an advantage to allow their goods to get to markets much faster because of the railroad.
Wilson (President of the USA) was dissatisfied also. He was pleased to get the League of Nations accepted, and the map of Eastern Europe was mainly drawn according to his principle of self-determination. But he found most of the rest of his 14 points ignored or rejected. Only the defeated powers were disarmed. Britain refused to accept freedom of the seas, and neither Britain, France nor Belgium would allow self-determination to the colonies in their empires.
Though Canada was a patchwork of former colonies, the railway created unity and helped Canada grow past its conception and infancy. In 1867 Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Canada East (present day Quebec) and Canada West (present day Ontario) passed the British North America Act and became the Dominion of Canada. The inhabitants of the Dominion of Canada did not truly know each other and feared losing their regional identities. French and English speaking Canadians were especially alien to each other. They were separated by language, religion and culture.
Nevertheless, WWI is still an important opportunity and lesson for Canada to develop its own identity internationally and nationally. Canadian identity has deeply developed on international stage in WWI through the four significant battles: Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of the Somme, Battle of Vimmy Ridge and Passchendaele. Before WWI started, there is very little Canadian identity internationally. At that time, as a newly formed country, Canada had no flag, no anthem, and no age-old history. Most Canadians identified themselves as British, because the majority population and influence in culture came from British.
Canada has been a colony of both England and France. Much division has been created among supporters of both cultures. Krauthammer mentions language as a key on cultural identity. This cultural division has happened in other countries as well, and language has been a crucial aspect of it. However, it is worth mentioning that America’s only secession attempt, the civil war, had nothing to do with language or assimilation.
The Korean war is often referred to as the ‘forgotten war’ and due to certain tactics by nations involved, particularly America, the fact that it was a war at all is often brushed under the carpet, with USA referring to their involvement as ‘police action’. War was never officially declared. However, all the loss and damage from this bloody and brutal conflict certainly wasn’t a time of peace. However, the winner of the war is ambiguous and in this essay I plan to evaluate It is fairly accurate to state that the Korean War had no winners. At the end of the conflict, all of the involved countries were technically able to claim some kind of success or benefit.
3. Why Canada helped in the war/ In my essay I want to prove it was senseless war and it only happened because Britain wanted to be powerful. Also in my opinion we only got involved because of Britain because they ruled us. ISU Phase Two Thesis Statement Canada’s involvement in the boer war was forced upon Canadians by the british. Tasks completed and things to do Completed 1.