Essay #1 Canada’s developing role in the armed conflicts from 1914 to 2000 was extremely significant in promoting Canadian identity. Starting from 1914, Canada joined the first war and was tightly bonded to Britain. Then, in the next twenty-five years, Canada gained international recognition through events such as the Paris Peace Conference, Halibut Treaty and King-Byng Crisis. So, when Canada entered the Second World War, its role was very different from that of before. Later in the 1950s and 1960s, Canada was also involved in several crises, but it was no longer strongly linked to Britain. When examining Canada’s roles in the armed conflicts from the early 20th century to late 20th century, I can see that Canada has grown up to be a more independent and advance nation. Canada joined the First World War automatically because it was a colony of Britain. Though out the First World War, Canada’s role was closely linked to Britain, and many Canadians participated in the war because of their loyalty to the mother country. Canada’s great contributions to battles such as The Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Somme were the first time that Canadian professionalism and bravery was recognized internationally. After the First World War, Canada was allowed a seat at the Paris Peace Conference, which enhanced Canadian identity. Latter in 1939, Canada joined WWII; however, this time, it joined after consideration, because it had become the British Commonwealth in 1931. During the Second World War, Canada not only supported the allied nations by sending supplies and equipment, but also contributed to fighting the war. Canada was involved in the war of Britain, the war of Hong Kong, war at Sea and in air; its contribution to the production of the atomic bombs also helped to end the Second World War. Canada…
Nationalist. Austria-Hungary had taken over Bosnia a couple years earlier. Princip was furious so he shot Ferdinand, the heir to the Austria-Hungary empire. The assassination sparked the first world war but the main reasons started well before hand.
Imperialism was one of the first conflicts that lead up to World War I. Europe rushed to claim un\colonized land in China and Africa, in the 1800s. It caused tension in Europe and rivalries became stronger between countries. With rivalries between countries…
World War I
I will discuss the system of alliances between countries and the causes of World War I. What was the position of the United States at the beginning of the war? Why did the United States eventually end the war? How was the United States affected after the war?
The best known cause of World War I was the alliance system that developed in Europe in the half-century before World War I. An alliance is a formal political, military or economic agreement signed by two or more nations. Alliances…
Entering World War I
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the United States of America has always been neutral during World War I. The United States traded with all of the countries battling in the war and did not cease until 1914. Although President Woodrow wanted to keep the peace, the entry of the United States into WWI was inevitable. The prevention of supply ships from the U.S. to Britain, investments with the French and British, and the Zimmerman note all helped the U.S. make its’ decision…
its pictures.” (4) atmosphere
- description of people very shy and unassuming.
- pictures alter as war goes on – people are waving at camera (5)
- on the picture of the dazed Robert: “You know it will obtrude again and again until you
find its meaning – here.” (6)
- Robert “doubts the validity in all this martialling of men but the doubt is inarticulate.”
That Robert opposed the war says a lot about the circumstances – Rowena’s death, his
mother – that drove him to enlist
History: World War 1
Knowing (1 point) – List the contents of a soldiers backpack.Socks - Paper & Pen (For letters) - Emergency money
Knife - Coil of rope
Spare Blanket - Matches
Spare Uniform - Canned Food
Bar of soap - Bottle
Spare Helmet - Compass
Understanding (2 points) – Summarise important world events leading up to WWI.Alliances and Politics In the years leading up to the war, the nations…
World War I was the first major war involving many countries. One of these countries was Serbia, which wanted their independence from Austria-Hungary. This anger that built up over time in Serbia and it lead to the killing of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary Francis Ferdinand, and his wife by Gavrillo Princip, a Serbian. The killing lead to war between Serbia who was allies with Russia called for help. Russia was also allies with France, Great Britain, and the later turned from neutral United States…
The First World War; The Arms Race Or The Assassination Of Archduke Ferdinand In Sarajevo In 1914?
The First World War was the product of years of tension and competition between the Great Powers. There were many separate disputes between the different countries. However these disputes had not led to war. The arms race was a very significant cause to the war, however all this nationalism needed a trigger to ignite the smoldering hostilities and led to the outbreak of the First World War. Two bullets…
War can cause massive disruption to the lives of children. In the worst causes, children ma directly face death or the destruction of their homes. When Canada participated in World War II (1939-1945), our youth were luckily spare actual battle on Canadian soil. They were however, initiated into the adult world of war mobilization. Many surely felt the anguish of having close relatives fighting on the battlefields of Europe and Asia. On the home front, Canada’s youth were expected to fill roles vacated…
Name: Shai-li Gawne
1. Identify three main contributions to the war effort by women?
Answer: The women filled the jobs that the men had before they left for war and also started non-factory based work. The women also started to operate the farms. In addition to that the women also were a target of the campaigns to encourage recruits. The women also went overseas to serve in the Army Medical Corps, or as nurses and many other things at war.
2. How significant or important were these contributions? Explain…
catastrophe – World War I (1914-18)
Cause –a revolver that was used by a Serbian nationalist to assassinate the heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
Powers divided: The Allies (Russia, France and Britain) against The Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey)
The US joined in 1917 “to make the world safe for democracy” according to President Woodrow Wilson
Prior to the war, this part of the world had accomplished…