Ww2 Effects on Canada

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The Effects of WWII on Canada
The Effects of WWII on Canada
Jordan C.
Feb 11, 2013
Jordan C.
Feb 11, 2013

As World War 2 ended, it brought many important changes in Canada. There were more than 40,000 Canadian lives lost. There are many changes in Canada politically, economically and socially. In the next world war, we could see how Canada began to form itself as an independent country. World War 2 began with Hitler’s invasion of Poland and two days later, Britain, France declared war on Germany. Canada then agreed to join in the war on September 1, 1939... Since Canada had done well in the wars, Canada started to grow further away from Britain. As a result, Canada took a more active global role. There was a feeling a greater sense of pride and a more nationalistic understanding. Canadians everywhere no longer saw themselves as British, Scottish, or American, they were Canadian. Canada was now a respected country with great power. The troops that were gathered were made up of aboriginal and black peoples. Due to this, it advanced the cause of civil rights within Canada. Canada brought a large military contribution during the war, approximately 2.5 million armed forces. Due to Canada’s actions, other countries began to recognize the success of Canada. During the battle of Dieppe, Canada had brought many soldiers for a surprise attack. As they marched through, they made mistakes of what the surroundings were like. On the way to the attack, they encountered a German ship, which alarmed the Germans that were on Dieppe, which ended horribly. Though this experience may be disastrous, Canada learned from it and was more prepared for the next battle. The main problem that came about is when the Canadian Army needed more soldiers at the front due to the casualties. The government decided to use conscription and call-up citizens into the military. The English of Canada didn’t care as much as the French. The French Canadians were entirely apposed because they...
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