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Therefore, Canada was granted the seat despite the disapproval of the American President, Woodrow Wilson. The Prime Minister demanded “ With the conclusion of the First World War, I demand that Canada may be seated on its own during the conference. This shall be as a sign of respect for those sixty thousand soldiers who sacrificed their lives trying to save our world from tyranny”. Through the Prime Minister’s words, it was evident that Canada contributed greatly to the allied forces in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The approval of Canada’s seat was important to both the significance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the eligibility to participate on the world stage because it was one of the first steps Canada took towards its independence from Great Britain.
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