Canada has participated in many international affairs throughout the period of the twentieth century (19142000). Originally a nation of farmers, loggers, and fur traders, the dawn of the 20th century saw a full scale transformation of Canadian society. The major international affairs Canada participated during the twentieth century had greatly affected its identity internationally. Through the events in the:
World War 1 (19141918), World War 2 (19391945) and postWorld War 2 (19451990), Canada’s identity became more developed in its involvement in peacekeeping, partnership, politics and independence. World War 1 was the first major international affair Canada had participated throughout the years of 19141918. Since Canada was still under British colonial rule, the country automatically joined in when it declared war on Germany. Throughout the war, Canada began to develop a remarkable reputation. This reputation obtained by Canada was respect because of the battles it had fought in the
Battles of Ypres,Sommes, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. The battle of Vimy Ridge was the most impressive demonstration of Canadian precision and planning on taking over the ridge because the British and French had tried capturing it over many with no success. Because of Canada’s impressive fighting strategies , it earned a seat in the League of Nations after World War 1. From earning a seat in the League of Nations, Canada slowly became an independent and strong nation.
After World War 1 ended in 1918, Canada experienced a change, it slowly developed a stronger connection with the US in economy and politics than Britain. These independence and close ties with the
US were displayed when Canada declared war on Germany after World War 2 began in 1939. However, it was not until 1941 when the US declared war on Japan and Germany because of the