Because they were occupied with the Napoleonic Wars they could only supply 5000 troops to Canada to help repel the American advances. The leadership of upper Canada were uncertain of the loyalty of the inhabitants, many acts of treason and mutiny occurring at the start if the war. Because of this Sir Issac Brock felt the need to go on the offensive to gain the trust of the people. Sir Issac Brock said “there can be no doubt that a large portion of the population of this neighbourhood are sincere in their professions to defend this country, but it appears like likewise evident to me that the greater part are either indifferent to what is passing, or so completely American as to rejoice in the prospects of a change in governments”. This is his reasoning for why he needs to gain the trust of the people.
THE PRECONCEIVED LEGACY OF THE WAR OF 1812 Sumbul Vallani 100887480 Oct. 26th, 2012 TA: Sinead Cox Time: 4:00pm HIST 1300-A Professor Bruce S. Elliott James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages once said, “The War of 1812 is a decisive event in our country’s history”. However, some of the achievements and failures of these intertwined battles are not significant to all its participants. In general, it is seen as the “forgotten war” among its key players, the U.S. and Britain specifically. In Canada, the war is still detected in history, but not with a lot of detail on our nation’s accomplishments; it is more focused on our loyalty to the British and how closely Canada was allied. It is odd, since in modern society, both the British and Americans commonly fail to acknowledge the great struggles conquered throughout the war.
Canada sent 2500 member of the Canadian Forces to help provide security for the people and rebuild Afghanistan. It may have cost a lot of money but it is a legacy for the Canadian government that they were able to aid and assist an ally and a nation-state in it quest for change and the removal of a terrorist group. Canada also took part in the Suez Canal crisis, a conflict that was seen as something that could possibly lead to a WWIII, by being the peacemaker along with the UN. In quest for the Suez Canal, Britain, Egypt, France and Israel had a conflict. When Britain, France and Israel invaded Egypt, the United States opposed because it did not want to ruin its economic trade (oil) with Egypt.
The article “Mobilizing armed Force in the American Revolution,” written by John Shy, discusses the attitudes of the long term soldiers compared to the short term soldiers in the American Revolution. The long term soldiers had different motivating factors than of the short term soldiers. They were the men who George Washington could truly count on in the war of the colonists against the British government. William Scott was named “Long Bill” because he was one of the few soldiers who stayed in the war for years. In this article, Shy compares two types of men who served in the American Revolution: men who served year after year in the regular army and men who served from time to time in the militia.
Vietnam posed the first situation where a great number of people dodged the draft by fleeing to Canada because they did not agree with the purpose of the war. Unlike World War I, World War II, and the Korean War, Vietnam was unsupported by a great majority of U.S. citizens. It was a war fought for reasons that were not clear, a war fought for far too long in many opinions, and a war that produced over one million military casualties. Because of these ideas about the war, Vietnam veterans are members of a group of people who were separated, either voluntarily or by force (in the draft) from the citizens of the United States who opposed the conflict. On November 24th, 2007 I interviewed my uncle officially in an attempt to get a first hand account from the point of view of someone who experienced the war and belongs to this subculture.
Canada’s victory over Vimy Ridge from the German Troops signified a first step to the independence of the country. Since Vimy Ridge was a difficult location to capture, many previous countries had failed at doing so. Canada was a colony of Britain and they were not seen as independent so their ability to conquer this battle was very impressive which resulted in this battle being one of the most high points of Canadian military accomplishments throughout WWI. The accomplishment was very well respected by other countries of the world and was a stepping stone in creating a separate international reputation of Canada. Even though the country was under Britain’s leadership, Britain had no involvement in this battle which made it Canada’s very own victory.
Brand development Strategies of Sony Company Name: Institution: Lack of Canadian Identity Introduction Canada is among the many nations that have strived in building their national identity. The country is extremely culturally diverse to the extent that it is difficult for the Canadian population to unite together in creating a national identity (Bélanger, 2000). The creation of national identity is an issue of concern to the entire Canadian population. From Canada’s inception in 1867, politicians, academicians have channelled their efforts in creating a unified Canadian identity, though they have not yet encountered success. According to various researchers, Canada seems to lack a national identity when placed on the international map with other countries such as the US and UK, of which, this paper strongly agrees.
It was World War I that led President Woodrow Wilson to formalize the draft. This act led to the successful registration of some 24 million American men. Our nation of freedom and a volunteer military only require mandatory military service when faced with a recruitment crisis during time of war. Even then it is still selective service by drafting. Now, not everyone who was conscripted was willing to serve their country and they were label “draft evaders” or “draft-dodgers”.
Montgomery was charged with leading ground forces during the Operation Overlord landings and the breakout from the beaches into the Norman countryside. The First Canadian Army was introduced in late July 1944 under the command of General Harry Crerar. The troops of the First Canadian Army would prove to be very valiant in battle, while smaller battles would rage within High Command. Montgomery would demonstrate his prowess as a commander through both the tactics of battle, and his handling of the rivalries and differences in opinion that would plague Canadian High Command. Furthermore, Crerar’s hard patriotic stance on the Canadian Army would eventually alienate him from Montgomery and the British commanders under his control.
The demand for tattooing has grown in recent years. According to Cayla Martin from the Faculty of Education at the Univercity of Canada she think it's a trend and should be more accepted, but people are still experiencing a stigma. The American Academy of Dermatology found nearly a quarter of 18 to 50 year olds had tattoos in 2004. Today employers are realising that they are not going to let somebody art get in the way of hiring the best qualified candidate. In June 2006, one of the nation's biggest and most conservative employers, the Defence Force, lifted a rule that allowed it to bar anyone with a tattoo from joining up.