World War I Did Canada Benefit From The War?

1186 words - 5 pages

World War I was one of the worst battles in the world's history. It was fought from 1914 to 1918 which involved several allied forces trying to stop Germany and its allies from trying to dominate all of Europe. On August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany and its allies because of the infringement they made on The Treaty of London of 1839. Legally being a member of the British Empire, Canada was involuntarily sent to war when Britain joined to fight. Canada helped immensely in the war but overall in the end, it lost. Wars always bring much sadness and losses to whoever takes part in it. Canada lost many brave men, caused more damage to the relationship between the French and English, gave a bad reputation to its history from the internment of Ukrainians, and the depression that Canada under went economically as an after-effect of the war.Canada was under the authority of the British during World War I so its army was frequently ordered to take the burden of fighting for Britain. Canadian soldiers found themselves poorly prepared during the commencement of this war. They were given defective equipment, like the Ross Rifle, which made it more difficult to fight which then increased the casualty rate. In many battles, the Canadians were forced to go fight the enemy head-on which the chances of them succeeding were close to none, like in The First Battle of Ypres, on April 22, 1915. From this single battle, 6000 Canadian soldiers died. Another awful encounter for Canada was located in Belgium, across the French border, where the battle of Passchendaele took place. When Britain did not succeed to take over Passchendaele, she ordered Canada to fight for it. A Canadian general, Arthur Currie knew that it would be complicated to overtake Passchendaele and tried to protest against it, but could not persuade anyone since Canada was under Britain's control. The Canadian troops attacked on October 26, 1917, and by November 10, after a long battle, they finally were victorious. However, about 15, 700 men were lost. Canadians were again forced to face the enemy first during Canada's 100 days. Even though the Canadian troops were significantly outnumbered by the Germans, they were still sent out to fight against them from August 8 to November 11, 1918. From this battle, over 178,000 were injured, and over 66,000 soldier's lives were sacrificed out of the 620,000 Canadian troops that were sent out to fight. Many valuable Canadian lives were crushed from this outrageous war.Relations between the French and English in Canada were always overwrought, long before the war started. The relationship, however, deteriorated even more because of the World War I. Canada's Prime Minister, Sir Robert Borden, guaranteed Britain that Canada would send troops to aid them in the war. By 1917, many Canadians had died in dreadful battles, which decreased the number of volunteers to support the war. First, Borden rigged the elections of 1917 so that he would still be in...

Find Another Essay On World War I -Did Canada benefit from the war?

To what ways did Japan's limited participation in the conflicts of the First World War benefit her economic development?

1078 words - 4 pages little real involvement in First World War they were able to benefit greatly from the economic situation. As there was no European competition Japan was able to become the dominant exporter for a large majority of countries. Not only was she providing for the neutral countries, she was also able to export to the Allies both munitions and domestic goods. Due to the current international situation Japan was able to expand her goods market and began to

World War I From Both Trenches

2118 words - 8 pages experiences of those men were unimaginable to civilians who were not near the front or in the enemy's way. Robert Graves and Ernst Junger, an Englishman and a German respectively, each published memoirs of their World War I combat experience. While some descriptions were similar, each author also had unique attitudes towards the war. Through combining their accounts, we can gain a full perspective of the atrocities of the Great War.Robert Graves came

Letter From a World War I Soldier

1555 words - 6 pages , vomiting, and many more . I received new from one of the doctors that Andrew died before they got him out of the trenches. I saw him in the bed. His face was un recognizable. His hands were scarred with burns and his body charred, almost skeleton-like. I had to turn away because I couldn't stand it anymore. I got so close to Andrew during the war and we promised we were going to spend more time together after the war was over. Poor Brandon was bawling

"The Nervous Liberals: Propaganda Anxieties from World War I to the Cold War" by Mr. Gary

1600 words - 6 pages countries and the repressive domestic climates those passions provoked." (Gary 1) Gary argues in his book, The Nervous Liberals: Propaganda Anxieties from World War I to the Cold War that propaganda, "influenced the outset of World War II and profoundly shaped liberal U.S. intellectual and political culture for the next several decades." He also argues that "concerns about the subversive effects of propaganda consistently resulted in the triumph

Why did World War I break out in 1914?

604 words - 2 pages long term cause is Nationalism.Nationalism is the belief that one's own country is the best in the world. The problem with this belief is that one looks down on other countries, and vice versa. The reason why Nationalism is a long term cause of the war is because it takes time for individual nations to come together; and more time to build up confidence in each nation.The second long term cause of the war was Imperialism. Imperialism comes from

Why did World War I Break Out in 1914?

745 words - 3 pages In this essay I am going to be explaining the causes of WWI. There are four main causes of WWI. They are Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism an Alliances. The assignation of Archduke Ferdinand was only the 'spark' which set off the 'barrel of gunpowder'. The four causes had created so much tension in Europe that it only needed one event to trigger war. I will break down the four causes in to long-term, medium-term and short-term. The first long

Why did World War I break out in the summer of 1914?

1581 words - 6 pages international law, and the rights of nations." 10 The origins of this conflict are complex; so are the causes. What then, initiated that "a fate greater than human power hung over Europe"14? How did the greatest conflict in the world begin and what influenced that in 1914, "the nations […] slithered over the brink into the boiling cauldron of war"13? At last, why did the War break out in the summer of 1914?There are different theories that state the

Canada and World War One

629 words - 3 pages Chapter Seven: Canada and World War 1.1. a) The name of Canada's wartime prime minister was Robert Borden.b) Canada became involved in WW1 when Britain declared war on Germany. Being part of the British Empire, Canada was automatically at war with Germany.c) When the news of the war reached Canada everyone was in the streets cheering, and waving their hats in the air. Most Canadians expected the war to be short and to have a sweet victory; so

World War I

1825 words - 7 pages hold off any further attacks from the Germans, further ensured their victory.Even the huge military support given did not seem to satisfy Canada and they dug even deeper in their pockets. Even though food and soldiers are important to war, money was and is arguably the thing that makes the world go around and those who have the most money are the ones with the biggest advantage. To sustain a war countries need huge amounts of money to finance

World War I

725 words - 3 pages United States, in fact, should have returned to isolationism after world war I. After World War I, the United States should have returned to isolationism so they would not be expected to fight any more wars. They did not want to be apart of another war which concerned Europe, and a war looked inevitable. If the United States kept their business to themselves, then there would be no problems. Woodrow Wilson dragged them into the war near the end

World War I

1060 words - 4 pages the war. In 1918, the Central Powers surrendered. (World Book Encyclopedia) World War I grew into the greatest war the world had ever seen. The amount of money spent was enormous. The war costed about two hundred billion dollars. The United States alone spent as much money as it did on all the expenses of the government from 1791 to 1914. (World Book Encyclopedia) More than sixty-five million men were mobilized for the

Similar Essays

Canada´S Contribution To World War I

1835 words - 8 pages “Canada entered World War I as a colony and came out a nation…” 1 World War I--or the Great War--was the start to Canada becoming it’s own nation--becoming separate from Britain. Though the war was a horrible--catastrophic--event, that lasted for years, it was the means that allowed Canada to gain it’s reputation of being a country that was not willing to simply sit on the sidelines while others fought viciously for what was theirs, and what

Did Germany Cause World War I?

1093 words - 4 pages September 15, 2013 Did Germany cause the war?Did Germany cause the war?Who and what started World War 1? The verdict that I agree with of who started World War 1 is: "All of the major powers helped to start the war. They should share the blame." I think this because one nation can not simply declare war at a country without knowing the consequences. If several countries declare war on each other then this is possible. This is my opinion but many

Did Germany Cause World War I

1397 words - 6 pages Did Germany cause World War 1?      Although in the Treaty of Versailles Germany was to accept full responsibility for World War 1 this in not necessarily the case. Many factors have to be taken into account when considering the cause of World War 1. Germany may have been primarily responsible for the war but the other major powers must accept some of the blame for failing to prevent it. The conflict resulting from the

Did Canada Play A Signifcant Role In World War 2

1003 words - 4 pages , established camps all over Canada in order to train Allied soldiers and fought many significant battles such as the battle of Dieppe Atlantic and Normandy.As the Second World War raged over seas, Canada did its part to support the war effort. Canadian government issued victory bonds which helped raise $8.8 billion to help finance the war over seas. Also, during the War Canada became one of the leading auto manufactures in the world. Canada built