Inner Conflict Between French-Speaking And English Speaking In Canada

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In Canada, one of the greatest inner conflicts is between French-speaking Canadians and English-speaking Canadians. It begins during World War I and intensified during World War II. In 1942, because there were not enough volunteers signing up to replace soldiers killed or injured, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King decided to hold a plebiscite – a special vote on conscription. Their slogan was “Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary.” “When the results of the plebiscite were tallied, they showed how deeply Canadians were divided: 79 per cent of English-speaking Canadians voted yes, while 85 per cent of French speakers voted no.” The final result was 63 per cent of all population voted for the conscription, because

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