Canada has been shaped by the historical influences of World War 1, The Roaring 20’s & Dirty 30’s and World Was 2; setting the basis for the society for which we live in today. World Was 1 had a big impact on Canada because it started the process of giving woman rights and showing people that they can do the same jobs men can do. The Roaring 20’s & Dirty 30’s has a big effect on the country because people went from having a lot of luxuries in the 20’s, To having no luxuries in the 30’s. When World War 2 came it gave people jobs and money so they could buy back everything they lost in the depression. World War 1 started when Archduke and Archduchess were killed while on a visit in Serbia. The Austro-Hungarian government blamed Serbia for there deaths. They sent Serbia an ultimatum. An ultimatum is a demand by one government to another to accept its terms or face war. Austria-Hungary wanted Serbia to 1) put down all hatred against them. 2) Punish all those involved in the assassination plot. 3) Allow Austro-Hungarian officials into Serbia to help crush the Black Hand. The Serbs agreed to all the terms but the last one. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 6 1914. Russia, who was an ally of Serbia, started to mobilize its troops. France was Russia’s ally started to mobilize its forces too. Germany felt threatened by France and Russia so they ask them to stop mobilizing. When they didn’t Germany declared war on Russia on Aug 1, 1914 and on France the next day. Germany was planning on attacking France through Belgium that was a neutral nation. Britain had promised Belgium that they would protect them if they were ever invaded. So when Belgium was invaded, Britain declared was on Germany. Canada was part of the British Empire they were automatically at war. At first everyone wanted to go to war. They thought it would be over in a few months. Since the country was making so many supplies for the war everyone had jobs and money. People were going out and buying brand new cars and houses. They were buying things that they never would have bought before the war. Since most of the men were fighting, the women had to do the jobs that the men usually did. They even gained the night to vote with the wartime elections act. Without World War 1 it may taken women a lot long to gain the right to vote. The war came to an end th... ... middle of paper ... ...e camps. By the time the war was over Hitler had killed over a million Jewish people. In Canada everything was going good. People were getting jobs by making war supplies and they had some money. As in World War 1 women had to go to work and make supplies for the war. After Pearl Harbor was attack by Japan, the government started to put all Japanese people in internment camps. They would action off everything they own, so when they got out they had nothing. In July of 1945 the president of the United States told Japan to surrender or be destroyed. When they didn’t surrender the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on them. Still they didn’t surrender so they dropped another bomb on Japan. Finally Japan surrendered and the war was over. If it wasn’t for the influences of World Was 1, the 20’s & 30’s and World War 2 Canada may not be the place it is today. Theses events have made it so woman are equal to men. It has made us the democratic country we have. It also made it so no one in Canada should be homeless and no one should be starving. Even though some of theses events were horrible, we should be glad that they happened because we are the country we are today because of them.
William Shakespeare is widely regarded as on the of the best playwrights and poets to have ever existed. “It is a widely speculated topic that William Shakespeare did not write the poems and that up to about 50 other poets could have writen them.”("Shakespeare facts: Read," 2011) “William Shakespeare is the second most quoted writer in the english language.” ("Shakespeare facts: Read," 2011) It is widely speculated that the true Shakespeare is actually Edward De Vere. I firmlybelieve Shakespeare was not the true playwright because of his lack of education, lack of upper class etiquette, and the different penmanship over time.
Currently, Canada remains the world’s second largest country, full of vast and rich resources from all corners of the nation. None of the accomplishments and achievements that Canada has made to date would have been possible without Confederation. Without intense pressure from the Americans, and without the common goal that a few men shared of unifying a country, Canada would not be the strong, free, independent and united nation that it is today.
They were also angry and humiliated when their military was reduced. The German military was reduced to 100,000 and was only allowed to protect the German citizens. Germany accepts the responsibility for the loss and damage and is then given a consequence by the Allied and Associated Governments. The Treaty of Versailles brought much humiliation on the German people and thought it should be destroyed. The Nazi regime was a form of restoring the German people’s pride. German people were disgraced and wanted back their pride. These emotions then lead to the uprise of Hitler and the start of World War
National leaders from Britain, France the United States and Italy didn’t allow the defeated nations any say in the drafting of the treaty. The terms were severe, unjust and unfair. Germany’s territory and population was reduced. There was a war guilt clause that named Germany the aggressive nation in the war and responsible to make reparations to the Allied nations. This meant that losses and damage had to be paid for by them. The four nations wanted to keep Germany from becoming a threat again. The military was restricted. The Germans felt they were being dictated by the treaty. In 1936, Hitler remilitarized Germany in a violation of the treaty and the Allies did nothing to stop
World War 1 is often referred to as “The Great War”. It started in 1914 and lasted 4 years until 1918. Europeans wanted a balanced power but then alliances had started to form. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand occurred and this was the spark that led Europe into war. There were many underlying causes to WWI. The key causes were the alliance systems, militarism, and imperialism.
For these reasons many of the rules of The Treaty of Versailles were created to prevent a World War II. However, In addition to having to lose all of Germanys oversea colonies, they also were also forced to give up part of their homeland known as the Rhineland (cite 157). The area was sandwiched between France and Germany, and now became a 30 mile permanent demilitarization zone (book 157). Allied forces also occupied the Rhineland area west of the Rhine River and even controlled the rivers bridgeheads (book 157). These actions angered Germany even further, as now they had to give up a vital area of their country full of resources. The treaty also made sure measures were taken to force Germany into strict limitations on its armed forces and weapons (book 157). While these rules help give France piece of mind, it angered Germany and set them hell bent on
After the Treaty of Versailles was forced upon the Germans, there were several challenges the Germans had to deal with. Some examples of the cost of the war to Germany was the forfeiting or giving back of land, its coal mines productions were given to France for a 15 year span, and Germany had to limit its army to 100,000 men with its forces not allowed around the French border. In addition to all of this, Germany was forced to accept war guilt as having been solely responsible for World War I. This had a crippling effect on Germany as they did not believe they had really caused or had lost the war. The bitterness from humiliation as well as the poverty this treaty bestowed upon the people was too much for Germany. This would lead to World War II in later years. Adolf Hitler had a plan to handle these problems that the Germans faced as a result of the war. It is probably best described as National Socialism.
Germany suffered many territorial losses after the treaty was signed (History Learning Site, 2000). On the east side of Germany, they lost their land to create Poland, but also had to return Alsace and Lorraine back to France (Bolotta A., Hawkes C., Jarman., Keirstead M., Watt J., 2000). More land had to be given to Belgium, France, Denmark and Poland (History Learning Site, 2000).Thus, caused Germany’s population to decrease (Macro History and World Timeline, 1998).Not only that, the Paris Peace Conference also produced the League of Nations to make sure that war does not break out ( Sturgeon A., 2009). They had to take control of all German overseas colonies ( History Learning Site, 2000). Obviously, the Germans were really angry at the terms, especially the territorial ones because Germany had lost 10% of its land, 12% of its population and 16% of its coal-fields (Johndclare.net). As a result, all the power and taxes Germany lost were given to Germany’s enemies who were the triple alliance (Johndclare.net). In fact, Germany was also banned from joining Austria on purpose, just to keep Germany weak (johndclare.net). Although, Germany hated the government for signing the treaty, they had no choice because the allies would have continued the war and invade Germany itself (Bolotta A., Hawkes C., Jarman F., Keirstead M.
Many people in other lands thought that the treaty was a way of making legal the punishment on the Germans and this was in violation of Wilsonian idealism. The peacemakers should have been able to set aside hatred that was built up from the past in order to come up with a more proper and fair settlement. Instead of doing this, they placed the blame on the Germans by forcing them to pay for reparations they couldn't afford, insulting them with the accusation of guilt from the war and taking away their territory. The treaty would only intensify the hatred felt by all the parties involved in the treaty and heighten German nationalism. This was a poor beginning for democracy in Germany and for Wilson's New World.
In 1564, a man was born by the name of William Shakespeare. He was born to a poor family, was given little education, and had no interaction with sophisticated society. Thirty-eight plays and over 150 sonnets are not attributed to this ignorant man. Those who believe that Shakespeare was the author have no definitive proof but instead point to Hamlet’s declaration: "The play’s the thing(Satchell 71)." The true author, however, lies hidden behind he name of Shakespeare. Edward de Vere the premier Earl of Oxford is not only considered a great poet in history, but he may also be the great playwright who concocted the sonnets and plays which are now attributed to William Shakespeare of Stratford, England.
At the conclusion of the devastating first World War, European nations had no interest in fighting another war; however, lingering feelings of animosity and aspirations for revenge on Germany would result in one of the deadliest wars in history. On January 18, 1919, delegates from thirty-two countries met in the Palace of Versailles, France to negotiate peace and determine the fate of Germany. After a year of heated debates, a series of severe sanctions were agreed upon. Germany lost all of its colonies as well as large amounts of valuable land that would be used to create new nations. War materials were forbidden and highly restrictive rules were imposed upon the military. The most humiliating article of the treaty, known as the War Guilt Clause, blamed Germany for the war and forced the Germans to pay an overwhelming sum of $35 billion for damage caused by the war. Though the Allies wanted to weaken Germany so that it could never wage war again, many world leaders feared that an overly punitive treaty could provoke feelings of revenge in Germany and consequently plunge Europe into yet another bloody war. (Beck 425-426) While German outrage was expected, the horrors that resulted from the signing of the treaty had consequences that left a legacy on the world. Though the Treaty of Versailles aimed to create a lasting peace after World War I, in Germany it led to the lack of faith in the government, an economic crisis, and the loss of considerable amounts of land, which in effect directly led to the rise of the fascist Nazi Party.
The treaty of Versailles came along with many territorial changes for Germany. In article 51: “The territories which were ceded to Germany in accordance with the Preliminaries of Peace signed at Versailles on February 26, 1871 and the treaty of Frankfort of May 10, 1871, are restored to French sovereignty as from the date of the Armistice of November 11, 1918.” I believe that Article 89 although not mentioned in the Modern History Sourcebook pages, although very important was the Polish Corridor; this piece of land ran straight through the middle of Germany which separated the rest of Germany from East Prussia this weakened Germany severely. East Prussia was a great source of money for Germany and th...
One thing the treaty did was make Germany admit to being responsible for the war and the losses and damage to the Allies (Article 231)
The Treaty of Versailles had many faults that were prominent to leading to World War I. When negotiating the treaty between January and June 1919 in Paris, Germans had almost no part of it, they weren’t allowed a voice. The treaty included 15 parts and 440 articles, which were put so that Germany can ever recuperate from the war. Part II specified Germany’s new boundaries, giving territories away to other countries Eupen-Malmedy to Belgium, Alsace-Lorraine back to France, eastern districts to
The Treaty of Versailles was created in Versailles outside of Paris in 1919 by the United Kingdom, France, United States and Italy. Germany had signed the treaty on the 28th of June in 1919, but had not been able to negotiate the terms that were on it. Germany’s army had to become much smaller, and they weren’t allowed to make arms unless it was in a designated area that was monitored by the allies. At the end of the war, Germany’s economy was failing and since the treaty took away vital territories, Germany’s economy was hit harder. The treaty was not fair for the Germans because it caused their economy to fail, along with the face that the creators were not even happy with it. Germany was not the country to originally start the war, therefore they should not have been the one to have been punished so severely. The Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on Germany, and because of this, the repercussions are still happening