How Did The Treaty Of Versailles Affect Canada

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The Treaty of Versailles and its Impact on Canada

The treaty of Versailles, the treaty was signed on June 28, 1919, and brought an end to world war I. The treaty had substantial effects on Canada’s military, politics, and economy. We will examine the treaty's impact on Canada's military stance. We also examine its impact on Canadian politics and its shift in its relationship with the British empire. Lastly, we will look at the treaty’s impact on the economy. This essay will talk about the negative and positive effects of the treaty on Canada.

Canada's military underwent massive changes not only after but before the treaty as well. One of the most notable changes was the Canadian military’s shift towards an independent military stance. Evidence of this can be seen in world war I with Canada's contributions to the war effort during the war. Both the battle of the Somme and Vimy ridge were great examples of this. However, the treaty of Versailles limited Canada's military capabilities. The way canadas military capabilities was limited by the treaty because it limited Canada’s military size and its ability to peace keep in foreign …show more content…

Concrete evidence of this was shown with the country's shifting relationship with the British empire. Previous to the end of world war I, Canada was seen as a loyal and submissive dominion to the British Empire, but the war has a significant impact on Canada’s relationship. This was partly due to Canada's contributions to the war effort and the military wanting to change to be independent of the British Empire led to a retraction in their relationship with Britain. The Treaty of Versailles also further solidified this shift by allowing countries in colonies to allow themselves to be represented individually in the league of nations. This change was very positive for Canada as it helped separate itself further from Britain allowing a new identity to

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