Canada In The 20th Century

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The 20th century. An era of great change, development, and expansion of pluralism and identity together as one nation. Towards the beginning of the 19th century, a great leader and role model for many, had said something that inspired thousands of Canadians that eventually molded them each as a proud Canadian citizen. “The 20th century shall be a century of Canada and Canadian development and identity.” This “concept” and “theory” that Prime Minister Laurier had, was definitely perceived in different perspectives. It can be looked at in a social, economic, and political aspect that in the end, will break down this vision that Laurier had, and it will branch off into further ideas that will take part in Canada becoming the nation it is today.…show more content…
For instance, WWII was an effort from Germany to expand the reign of imperialism, however they were not able to accomplish this. If there was a chance that Germany won, Canada would’ve been molded to be a different country in consideration to what it is today. For instance, there would be little to no freedom and uncountable amounts of rules for the actions that were done by the people. The national language would have been German, but even if Canada won whatsoever and the statue of Westminster never existed then Canada would have been under the British power. The statue of Westminster granted full legal freedom and established Canada as an independent nation. Events were also branching out towards Quebec, such as the FLQ as well as the quiet revolution who wanted the french influence to be national. Not all conditions were met and if they were, then it would’ve been possible that english would not be considered as a national language. Likewise there would not have been much diversity in a cultural aspect. Despite everything that the country had gone through we would have been robbed of our social freedom and…show more content…
Throughout Canada's history, its culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French, and by its own indigenous cultures. Socially, the country would’ve kept to it’s old methods, voices and decisions of some individuals that altered the past for a better future. One example of this would be the women’s liberation movement. It targeted the advancement of females in the workplace and the issues they had to deal with. If this was a movement that was not successful, there may not have been women at very high and successful positions who were idealized by the citizens. Rather, they would have stereotypically stuck to being a housewife, teacher, etc. Lastly, there may not have been certain minorities existing today, for instance the aboriginals. There were multiple policies made and executed but never accomplished. On top of that, several immigrants came to the country, populating the country with a handful of cultural, linguistic, diverse, and talented people. To add on, the civil rights movement took place which evidently provided more rights for citizens which still are present
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