Policies In Canada Drastically Improved After WWII

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One must always learn from their mistakes. Canada was drastically improved after WWII, because they learned from their mistakes in WWI, and utilized numerous policies and tools that helped them survive, and thrive. Some of these policies/tools include propaganda, the Permanent Joint Board on Defence, the veterans benefits program, and the United Nations declaration.

After WWI most families lost their fathers or sons, and the majority of Canadians were angry at the government; who implemented the conscription it promised not to. The veterans got no recognition, pensions or jobs, and the economy dove into a deep depression. When WWII began just 25 years later Canadians were hesitant to join the effort, as they had seen what the first war had …show more content…

Millions of soldiers fought away from home for months, and withstood a series of terrible experiences. When these soldiers were finally sent home they shared their stories, causing a great number of citizens to lose interest in joining the military. Canada recognized that they couldn't have a major impact in the war without sufficient numbers and they began to use propaganda to draw in a series of new recruits. Propaganda was displayed in numerous forms including posters, photos, and videos, and was very affective in providing applicants for the military. Canada used propaganda in both wars, but the propaganda was much more effective in WWII due to the establishment of the National Film Board, an organizations whose sole job was to create propaganda. As a result of propaganda Canada was able to influence people's attitudes and was able to achieve the response to enrolment that they …show more content…

The Hyde Park declaration all began with a previous act created by the US, allowing the transfer of war materials to Britain and its Allies, with payment to be made later (the Lend-Lease act). This act scared Canada as it threatened to redirect British war orders from Canada to the US. However, President Roosevelt put Canada’s interests into mind and worked out an agreement in which American-produced components of war material produced in Canada for Britain were to be included in the previous act and Roosevelt renamed the act the Hyde Park declaration. The Hyde park declaration was significant to Canada as it better integrated Canada with North American industry, and it allowed Canada to increase its national income, and its own armed strength. In WWI Canada struggled mightily after the war as the costs were too high and the efficiency too low. The Hyde Park declaration showed that Canada had learned from its mistakes and had been able to identify what had gone wrong in the past and change

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