It earned respect from other countries and with The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It gave Canada a voice in trade agreements that helped Canada trade with other countries WWII also shaped Canada by giving it an industrial boom. Canada provided Great Britain with war materials, such as; aircraft and small arms needed to fight the War, plus food to feed the British people when they were cut off by the German U-boat blockade. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia: “There was large production of aircraft, including Lancaster bombers; and the greatest triumph of the program was in the field of military vehicles, of which 815,729 were made.” Britain could not pay for it all and by the end of the war, they owed Canada over three billion dollars. This industrial boom is one reason Canada has been able to have such a
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).
Racism was no longer in vogue.” After becoming part of these organizations, racism was not exposed anymore and Canadians started to exhibit more equality and respect for each other. Finally, after realizing the mistakes made and taking actions, Canadians started to participate more in their country but also worldwide. They commenced to take part in their own democracy and began to change their relationships with other people. Prior to WWII, Canada became weaker as a nation but when they started to change their views on minority groups and Canadians from different cultures, Canada became stronger as a nation. Before, a majority of Canadians only cared about their own problems and turned a blind eye to the Holocaust, after shifting their attitude Canada helped out by sending troops to Europe in WWII.
During 1914 to 1939, to a huge extent political, social, and economic changes contribute to increasing Canadian identity. When World War 1 (WW1) began, the social events had contributed to the Canadian identity which are the Conscription, Women and Change, and Technological Changes. Financing the War Effort, growing economy, and the Great Depression that happened had affected the economy in Canada. Last, The Battle of Vimy Ridge, Halibut Treaty, and New Political Parties had affected the political changes. During the time period of 1914 to 1939, the social, economic, and political changes that happened in Canada contributed to an improved sense of Canadian identity.
Canadian Single mothers in the 19th Century The lack of a partner ideally makes single-parent families more susceptible to socio-economic and health challenges than two-parent families. Today, Canada is experiencing an increasing amount of single-parent families handled by women. Over the past century, Single mothers have been known to play two crucial roles in their families; as providers and nurturers. As a result, as they thrive to realize these functions, they encounter challenges such as mental issues, role overload and increased stress. Characteristics of the Canadian Single Mother Population during 1800-1850 Parenthood becomes a challenge under the best of the condition.
When Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier stated, “As the 19th century was that of the United States, so I think the 20th century shall be filled by Canada”, the decades that followed provided his statement to be true as Canada became an independent and strong nation. The battlefields in World War One were a defining moment for Canada as their forces fought as one nation for the first time, instead of under British Command. Also, at the end of the war, Canada was recognized at the Peace Conference and signed the Treaty of Versailles as an independent country. In addition, Canada joined the League of Nations, playing a major role in world politics. These events in the early 20th century allowed the beginning of a strong nation with a growing national
One of Canada’s strengths was its major contributions to the war such as soldiers, supplies and victories that helped Canada gain a new sense of maturity. After gaining their own Commander of Canadian Corps. in 1917, Canada was seen as being less dependent on Britain, because it was slowly starting to become its own separate nation. Canada was invited to the Paris Peace Conference and given two seats. Canada signed the Treaty of Versailles in its own right as an independent country, and the identity of Canada had changed as a result of WW1.
In contrast to the Bennett’s, he focused on the international development by decreasing the tariff. He, especially tried to vitalize the trade between Canada and the USA rather than the Britain through the agreement in 1935 which has reduced the high tariffs. Since it was Canada who needed other more, it could be seen as clearly benefit for Canada when the agreement was made. The sales taxes was collected more often and this put power to the government, making them more able to have a control on the economy by enabling it to spend more. As the federal government took over the functions such as welfare provision and received most of the income taxes, the government was further able to increase not only their power but also spending for the country shown through the investment on industrial regions like Ontario and Quebec.
However this consumerism was not sustainable and eventually led to the Wall Street crash of 1929. It cannot be argued that the USA experienced prosperity during the 20s, especially in the economic sector. One of the contributing factors to the boom experienced in the USA was WW1 which actually aided in the development of the American. One of the main reasons the USA prospered economically from the war was due to the fact they only sent their troops to the front lines
After looking at these factors, it can be said that Canada is a country that its citizens should be proud of. The first reason Canadians should be proud is because of the country’s involvement in the wars. Canada has great success at Vimy Ridge. This gave the country more of a military identity and a feeling of national pride. Many countries tried to capture the ridge, but Canada was the only one who succeeded.