ISU Phase One Boer War What I Know The topic I have chosen is the Boer War. I know that the war took place in South Africa and was between the British Empire and their comrades against the Boer people that had Danish background. The causes of the war were very complex it was built up tension over many years. Canadians were in a dilemma the Canadian prime minister at the time did not want to enter the war but there was much pressure dorm the English in Canada to help their native country. So Canada made a deal with the British they had to pay the Canadian troops at return then home at the end of the war.
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.
‘Was the war main problem facing the Tsar in February 1917?’ [16 marks] In this answer I will be trying to conclude whether or not World War Two was the main problem facing the Tsar in February 1917. I will be talking about the The war was the main problem facing the Tsar because the Tsar was becoming increasing unpopular with the public because he wouldn’t end Russia’s participation in the war. This was because the Allies wanted them to continue fighting, and the Tsar had to do what they wanted because they had lent Russia money, and to continue doing so, the Tsar had to do what they wanted. The w War also links in to Russia’s food shortages. When Russia started participating in the War, factories turned to creating guns, ammunition and other products for the war effort.
Although I could only come up with a few similarities the list of differences are way larger. The setting being one of the biggest you must also consider the difference in the characters. With a little research I also realized how different the two authors are in their young lives and in their writing. Michael Bruce was a gunner in the Canadian Army during the second world war, he said that he came up with the idea for “War” in the barracks when an argument started about if it was all right to kill some men if saving the lives of others. It seems like an odd conversation but the men were using whatever they could to get their minds off of the war.
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.
Fourth reason was refusal of South Korea to hold elections as per North Koreas demands. The Korean War is considered as an escalation of civil war between two rival regimens and supported by external powers. Here is a more in depth explanation of the four main causes of the Korean War the division of the Korean Peninsula after World War 2 between capalists, US supported right wing government of Syngman Rhee and the communist. China and the
There were circumstances existing within the Dominion which lead leaders to push for confederation. First of all, in 1865, United States cancelled the “Canadian/ American Reciprocity Treaty”, the free trade agreement which allowed goods to move between Eastern Canada and U.S.A. This meant that Eastern Canada would have to look for new places to ship their goods. A union of all of Canada could become this route of trade. Secondly, in the Province of Canada, the government had difficulty reaching agreement, because there was no party that could have majority support.
Assignment 1.1: Article Abstract and Personal Reflection on Desmond Morton’s “Canada’s Expeditionary Force: The Canadian Contingent in South Africa, 1899-1900” David Hung HIE 208: Canadian Military History January 31, 2012 In the article, “Canada’s First Expeditionary Force: The Canadian Contingent in South Africa, 1899-1900,” Desmond Morton argues that “Canadian historians have dealt with more than adequately with the political facets of that decision which led to Canada’s first direct contribution to an imperial war, but tended to forget the force...,” and, more importantly, “This indifference has obscured other precedents that would set patterns repeated in two world wars and in Korea.”[i] In short, the Boer War had set the tone for what the Canadian Military would face and endure in later conflicts. The author explores three main precedents in support of his argument, namely the nation being divided, lack of proper equipment and supply, and lack of training and discipline. His approach requires the reader to either have knowledge or to research on the later conflicts in order to convince themselves of his argument. For example rather than directly comparing the patterns seen in the later conflicts to the Boer War, the author provides an account of the Boer War and relies heavily on his sources to provide the association to complete the picture. Therefore, only after careful examination and reading of the article’s sources would one find the argument convincing.
This demonstrates how differences on both foreign policy and political ideas would cause a larger split between the two nations, Mao was adamant at this point in the 1960’s not to work with the USA; it went against the million of comrades he viewed as ‘struggling ‘ to free themselves from capitalist oppression. A distance between the nations seemed imminent. Similarly, ideological differences regarding domestic policy created a rift between the two nations. The USSR criticised of the ‘great leap forward’ and the Chinese plans to trigger the change from agriculture to ‘back yard steel furnaces’ meaning that the Chinese saw the USSR as limiting their ability to prosper- this was reinforced through the feeling that soviet economic and military aid would be limited. Khrushchev in his speech in 1956 had condemned the domestic policies of Stalin.
How far do you agree that the first world war caused the abdication of the Tsar While the first world war was a large reason as to why the Tsar abdicated on march 15th 1917, there were other reasons such as the lack of political reform and the state of Russia before the war. However, the war, and his actions due to this, was the largest reason for the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. Russia, while beginning the war with victories against Austria - Hungary and pressing into Prussia, old lingering problems soon caught up with the country caught in patriotic zeal. There were four main reasons as to why the war contributed to the fall of the Romanov dynasty. Firstly the lack of agricultural workers and horses to tend the fields as well as the takeover of the transport system by the military, hindered the food production of Russia.