Robert Borden's Autonomy In Canada

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Autonomy is defined as a nation's independence from another countries obstruction in its domestic affairs, which could simply mean having the power to govern oneself and make one’s own decisions. During the Interwar period, Canada gained autonomy through several crucial events specifically in the political, economic, and social properties. Both Prime Minister Robert Borden and Mackenzie King were always eager to increase Canada’s political autonomy.

The Paris Peace Conference and League of Nations were the first political advances made by Canada after WW1 where Canada was recognized internationally as an independent nation. Canada’s Prime Minister at the time, PM Robert Borden fought successfully for Canada to have its own seat and signature at the Paris Peace Conference and fought to have Canada gain independent membership in the League of nations. After this, the 1922 Chanak Crisis and the 1923 Halibut Treaty brought Canada further away from the
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The Group of Seven, Hockey Night in Canada, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation were among the many social aspects that helped establish the social and cultural identity that Canada has today. The Group of Seven was a Canadian group of seven artists that were famous for their unique painting style using broad strokes and the use of very vivid colors in their distinct paintings. They were criticized for their painting techniques and artwork at first, though they gradually started to gain popularity and acceptance as time passed. The 7 Canadians played a huge role in obtaining Canada’s national identity. Furthermore, Hockey night in Canada and the Radio brought Canadians together for a popular social event and likewise helped establish a Canadian identity. During the Interwar period, Canada’s success and independence flourished. All the social aspects helped Canada become more
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