They had no flag, no anthem and still to this point very little independence from Britain despite confederation. But at the end of the war they gained the reputation of being an excellent military force, had strong men and woman, a new found respect and pride in themselves, and most importantly a great and reliable ally. What is commonly over looked is the contribution at home, more specially the contribution of woman. They filled the roles of men just as good and in some cases better than men. As a result this would make Canada more progressive in woman rights, politically and socially, even being granted to vote under certain circumstances during the war due a pending election.
The defeat of the Germans by the Soviet forces was a major turning point in World War Two. Launching Operation Barbarossa is believed to be Hitler’s biggest mistake, since it placed Germany in a position where they would have to fight a two front war. Hitler had invested tremendous amounts of energy into a battle that could not be fought. He had failed to account for the conditions of the Russian winter that his troops would have to fight in, and the difficulties this would place for his operation. Hitler had many successes in acquiring land prior to this military operation against the Soviets, and upon losing this battle it resulted in a downward spiral of losses for the Germans.
In present day canada, many foreigners come from far and wide, whilst leaving their families behind in hopes of a better life for them and their children to come. Believing Canada is a land of opportunity, however was Canada always considered “the highway to a better life”?In the late 18 hundreds, Canada did not provide equal opportunities for all.People of different races, genders, and classes faced mass extents of discrimination. People with money were people with power, in repercussion for the industrialization of the late 18 century and the invention of the steam engine, the poor got poorer and and the rich richer, whilst creating a considerable wage gap. Finally the Canadian government treated people that were not of their ideal image
American forces suffered a devastating defeat during the War of 1812 attempting to annex Canada by ignoring various strategic principles. Many Americans believed the assault would be a cakewalk due to Britain being so distracted by the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. President Thomas Jefferson stated “The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching.” The overconfidence of Jefferson and his generals violated the principles of mass, security, and economy of force. What went wrong? A number of realities were overlooked; terrain, weather, and the general overall physical vastness of Canada.
Just because of milsim there was a large war in many countries. Many people died, in the cause of this war. Militarism was the main cause but alliance,and imperialism was also the cause. Militarism was the main cause of the horrifying large war. So “What was the Underlying Cause of World War I?” all four, but militarism was the main
It is the tension, which is nothing more than an obstacle, between the interworking dynamic of these factors – which drives innovation – that will be examined during the interwar period. The most significant obstacles to military innovation during the interwar period are socioeconomic factors, poor military leadership and the disjointedness between operational concepts and technological advancement. The first major obstacle to military innovation was the global socioeconomic state of affairs. In Britain for example, from 1920 through 1939, the general mood of the public was that of
The wages were poor and he hated the manner in which the camps were run. He noted feelings of mutual resentment in the camp, as the men were angered at the government’s way of handling the situation. Thus, to these men, the relief camps had a negative impact on Canadian society. The government had previously hoped that the camps would prevent the rise of communism. However, by grouping these men together, “Bennett basically provided basic training camps for the army of unemployed” (5).
As a leader during World War I, he helped Canada overcome military difficulties by bringing back conscription when necessary. He also introduced The War Measures Act which gave Canada much power during the war, as they had more defense and security and were able to make orders. Borden was also successful in earning Canada a seat in the League of Nations which removes the idea of Canada being a “colony”. One notable thing that Borden also did was giving women the right to vote. Although it started off as mothers and wives of veterans, it succeeded overtime and all women were granted that right.
The battle of Vimy ridge has left a significant mark on Canada and the reputation of Canadian soldiers. The battle of Vimy ridge is known as the most defining moment for Canada, it has put new tactics in place that have created long lasting change and were used throughout the rest of WW1 and still used today. The significance of the battle was not the battle itself but the effects that Canada would feel nationally instead, the first steps were made of Canada becoming its own country instead of a British colony. After the battle of Somme, Canadian soldiers had lost their passion to fight and confidence in their general. 1000 000 men were killed or severely wounded.
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