The Korean War was a war between communism and democracy of the two separated Koreas. In 1950, the Korean War, a war supported with allies from all over the world, began when North Korea invaded the South. Canada, one of the significant allies of South Korea, was of major importance when defending the South from the communist North. Many Canadians believe that Canada's contributions during the Korean War were forgotten, while others argue that Canada’s significance in the war is commemorated. The purpose of this essay is to answer the statement; “Examine Canada’s contribution to the Korean War”.
Canada 's involvement in the Great War was one of monumental extents. Canada was part of Britain in 1914. Consequently, when Britain declared war on Germany in the August of 1914, Canada automatically was at war. Thousands of Canadians joined the armed forces in the first few months of war, however many soldiers weren 't ready for the horrors of war accompanied with this commitment.
Before the Great War the country of Canada was still considered quite young in relation to the other nations of the world, having only became one not only fifty years before the assassination if Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, and the declaration of war between the allied forces of Great Britain, France and Russia and the central powers of Germany, Austro – Hungary and Bulgaria. This would send a shockwave around the world more particularly with in Europe as they had no real idea of what would come in the next four long years. With Britain declaring war, its colonies all around the world were dragged in with it. From Canada all the way to Australia, the small upstart nations were forced to fight and even die to defend the honor of its mother country.
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.
I believe that Canada was worried after 9/11. They could have been attacked because they were allies of us. They might have worried that their airplanes were hijacked also. 500 airplanes from around the world were en route to the United States. Planes with enough fuel were told to return to their airport of origin, and the rest was diverted to airports across Canada.
Were Canada Warriors or Peacemakers? Were Canada warriors or peacemakers after the war? This has been a question that has been widely debated by various people and most of them have come to the conclusion that Canada are peacemakers. This is true because in most of the post-wars conflicts Canada has participated in, they have taken a peacekeeping roles; these wars being The Suez Crisis; where Canada resolved the crisis and prevented World War 3, The Bosnian War, where Canada protected the civilians and also helped resolve the conflicts and finally the Syrian-ISIS Conflict, where Canada started off as warriors but later on, changed to peacekeepers.
Peacekeeping is an important attribute to Canadian identity. To endorse peace, the Canadian Peace Congress was created in 1949. It advocated for the ban of nuclear weapons and arms race particularly during 1970-1980s. Furthermore, Canada was involved in United Nations since 1945. An important figure in peacekeeping of Canada was Lester B. Pearson, a Canadian prime minister who reigned from 1963 to 1968.
Canadian/American relations have always been much like that of a brother and his younger sister. They are dependent on one another, and their bond is built off of friendship and trust. When battles occur, they ride in together, and when one is in need, support is given. In 1917, the Halifax Explosion devastated a section of Nova Scotia, and the size of the accident destroyed a large amount of both people and homes. The medicinal and reparation costs were more than the surrounding cities could afford.
The outcome of the second World War had a beneficial change on Canada leading to an autonomous refined nation. World War 2 has many beneficial changes on the country such as it was a enormous economic boost which led to a powerful economy after going through the depression. There was a large number of social changes made like civil rights were being accounted for by the government in a free democratic country. In Canada, there was a political change as the nation becomes an autonomous middle power country. Lastly, any recommendation on war can be positive or negative and may certainly lead to a pathway of favourable outcomes an independent middle power
Chapter 12: The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism (1812-1824) On to Canada over Land and Lakes the characteristics of the regular army during the War of 1812 were not very well distinguished Canada was the perfect breeding ground for war because the British had weak forces there - however the Americans did a terrible job fighting with their “three pronged invasion” unlike America the British and Canadian forces were perfect at capturing territory due greatly to their amazing leader general Isaac Brock after the Americans many losses in 1813 they built a navy which was more successful than the army and more skilled Oliver Hazard Perry led a group of seamen with ships on Lake Erie and captured a British fleet which led