Because of the lack of international identity, Canadian units are divided and placed among other reputable Allied units. However, Canadian army fights bravely and cunningly in the war with success, showing Canadian ability to the world and obtaining great honor around the world. Among many battles Canadian had fought, Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of the Somme, Battle of Vimmy Ridge and Passchendaele are the most significant one. The Second Battle of Ypres is one of the bloodiest battles fought in WWI. Nearly six thousand Canadians were killed or injured.
First Nations were also key forces in the military struggle between the French and British. The misconception that First Nations were a weak and inferior fighting force is a fallacy, as First Nations proved to be invaluable to both the French and English in their fight for British North America (Thunderbird n.d.). Despite the patriarchal views of many towards First Nations and their roles in the expansion of Europe into North America, First Nations did play a pivotal role in the colonizing of North America. France and Britain were the main players in the struggle to dominate North America commercially, economically as well as militarily. The abundance of fur-bearing animals in North America and demand for furs in Europe started a power struggle between the French and British (First Nations in Canada 2011).
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.
The Chinese have contributed countless of efforts to build one of most important asset of the country, the Canadian Pacific Railways. The Chinese were mistreated by the Canadian government in many ways such as wages, basic needs, and job protections. Even after when the railway was completed, the Canadian government continues to impose further more segregation onto the Chinese from the general society. Actions like gradually incremented head taxes and elimination of their right to vote are things that the government has done. For these actions, Canada discriminated its own
The purpose of this paper is to examine Desmond Morton’s article, “Canada’s Expeditionary Force: The Canadian Continent in South Africa, 1899- 1900.” Mr Morton argues that the nation did not properly take on board the hard lessons learned during the Boer War which left Canada doomed to repeat the same mistakes in future conflicts. He discusses the evolution from a militia force to a structured field force fighting an imperial war and how this was repeated in subsequent wars. All of these challenging aspects, which affected Canada’s effort and contribution, included a “national government deeply and gravely divided”  a lack of military focus, and inadequate leadership and a definite lack of required training. Mr Morton argues that Canada’s South African contingent suffered from a lack of leadership. The only experienced leader in the force was Lieutenant Colonel William Otter and although he was at a ripe age of 57, he was none the less the most experienced leader at that time, who gained experience in the Fenian Raids of the 1860’s and the Northwest Campaign of 1885.
“No man is above the law and no man below it.” This is an excellent quote by Theodore Roosevelt, and is self-explanatory. Time stands witness to the difference in the practices between what is written in the codes of law and what happens in the real world. Discrimination on the basis of color, caste, creed or religion has been the major issue at all times. The biggest example that stands in the history of Canada is how Aboriginal people were deprived of their human rights and were exploited physically, emotionally and sexually. The exploitation of human rights, within the borders of Canada, is not just limited to the aboriginal community, but also extends to Arabs, Muslims, and many others from countries such as India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Korea.
When things have begun are they able to come to stop? Many people in this world wonder if racism will ever stop. According to the “Historical Timeline of Racism in Canada,” racism began in 1698 and has been going on ever since then. Many people believe that racism has existed since people started to notice differences between themselves and others around them. Some people don’t know the meaning of racism because it means something different to each and every individual.
In regards to the Aboriginal situation, they claim that the method in which the government has dealt with their citizens is inapplicable and ineffective to them. They have long sought after a system of self government or a kind of recognized distinct society within Canada. Many ethnic groups feel that separatism is the strongest form of politic expression and thus legitimizes the particular group (Horowitz 166). I believe that accommodation and tolerance is needed when discussing the aboriginal groups of Canada. Firstly, my paper will illustrate the many issues that arise with how communitarian scholars have approached the accommodation of this ethnic minority.
It is odd, since in modern society, both the British and Americans commonly fail to acknowledge the great struggles conquered throughout the war. To Canadians, most of the history is inadequate recognizing the American perspective, weighing heavily on the British viewpoint.. For instance, there is often reference to the Loyalists or the Laura Secord incident when Upper Canada existed. A lack of shining lights on all perspectives causes our nation to have some partial opinions about the war’s overall gist. The Canadian War Museum’s 1812 exhibit provides insight on the British, American, Canadian, and Native American perspectives of the war, mainly focusing on what was gained and what was lost. “35,000 American, British, Canadian, and Native American men, women, and children were killed in action from the war or died from other causes” said writer, Donald R. Hickey.
There past has been a battle between European and Indigenous culture. They are seen as “half-breed” and shameful to both sides. Metis people in modern day Canada are developing as strong and proud people of their culture and heritage. For non-aboriginal people it is hard to understand how to address aboriginals in Canada since there are many variations. In post-colonization periods, “redskins” and the “french-sauvages” have been used as derogatory term when addressing them.