World War I and Canada Essay

Submitted By cocopudding
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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…