The Impact Of Economic Autonomy In The 1920's

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After World War I, during the interwar period, Canada saw a prosperous future in the 1920’s as the economic, social, and political side of their country’s autonomy began to grow. During the roaring 20’s despite the swaying influences from neighbouring countries, Canada began to carve its own identity out of the very rock it stood on. Overall, Canada continued to have a limited amount of autonomy in the political, social, and economic aspects of uring the Interwar Period.

Throughout the 1920’s Canada’s economic autonomy didn’t grow very much, as economically it is difficult to be fully autonomous for a country because international trade has a far bigger market than national and local trade. The war was now over and Britain had gone into debt, leaving the United States as the leading economic country (Cranny, p.57). Due to Canada being right beside the U.S., with numerous amounts of natural resources, the United States was extremely interested in trade with Canada. This gave Canada some economic freedom as they had the choice to trade with either Britain or the United States. By choosing the United States they showed that they the capacity to think logically and independently from Britain, and Britain let them as Canada wasn’t forced into trade agreements with Britain. This showed that even before the Balfour Report and Statute of Westminster that Britain was considering making Canada autonomous soon.

The reason for the United States newly titled economic success was due

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