This essay provides an in-depth analysis of the political history of Canada between 1914 and 1945, focusing on the impact of the two world wars and social changes during this period.
Political History of Canada 1914-1945
Added on 2023-03-20
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2 HISTORY-CANADIAN Introduction This essaymakes an in-depth analysis of the political history of Canada between 1914 till 1945. The evolution of the political history of this period is conducted on the basis of four primary sources as well as other empirical sources also. The first two sources are news articles that give detailed information regarding the political ups and downs of the contemporary era in Canada. The other two sources are mainly journal articles which make in-depth analysis of the main political operations of that period and strategic highlights the impact of the political events on Canada on the international front as well as in the context of the future of the country. The period selected for study here, is the time zone surrounding the two world wars. The political history of Canada becomes all the more strategically important considering the fact that the first Nations were dynamically transform through participation in the first world war similar to that of the larger societies like Canada as well as The USA. Discussion During the period of the First World War it was decided that the registered Indians could not be conscripted. However in spite of that native people voluntary fought with the armed forces of Canada with display of skills in fighting. However after the war ended the people who had fought for the emancipation of the country, return home to see that the same social inequalities still existed. As highlighted in the two news articles, majority of the male population in file Hills Indian colony joint Military Service during the war from 1914 to 1918. We get specific names of activists like Lieutenant Frederick Ogilvie Loft. He had membership of six nations in the First World War. His role in the international front decided the position of Canada in many precepts. England and he tried to gain the audience With the King as well as the Privy Council of the
3 HISTORY-CANADIAN Sovereign state in order to relate the social economic situation that prevailed in his home country Canada. The research articles identify that the greatest powers had engaged into a conflict like something whichhadneverhappenedbeforeandwrittenwasabsorbedintothiswarasanatural consequence and so was automatically, Canada. The Canadians, as discussed earlier also, exhibited extraordinary participation over land, sea and air. However, internally there was a great split occurring in the country around the time of 1917 over issues like conscription. Shortage of armed manpower on western front of Europe led to the undertaking of the decision of compulsory military service policy implementation. Election of union government ruled by British Canadian liberals supported the conscription policy. Nevertheless, Borden compares the ruler of the pro conscription union government received great support from French Canadians, non British members as well as medical labour elements. This fascinated dramatic National spirit among the Canadian and the huge Indian Canadian population also took up arms to save the interest of the country (The Canadian Encyclopedia. 2019). Although, one of the research articles used as a primary source of study, highlights that there was seldom any change in the internal political conditions, there were other positive impacts on the country also. The country had developed productivity as well as efficiency alongside winning a new international status being a unique signatory to Treaty of Versailles and member of the League of Nations. However, in short contrast the discussions of one of the news articles regarding the Canadian history of this period can be highlighted here. The article discusses that the position of women in society was upgraded after the war and this is evident in giving the right of voting to women.
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