Essay On The Battle Of Canada

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Canada was immediately involved in World War One when Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. As a country under the rule of the British Empire, Canada did not yet have the independence as the imperial powers in the war such as: Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary. Many battles were fought by Canadian troops fighting on the Allied side in this war including: The Battle of Somme in 1916, The Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 and the Battle of Amiens in 1918. But for present day Canadians, the most well known battle took place on Easter Monday on April 9, 1917. Canada was fighting for Britain and after failed attempts from both the French and British army to seize the ridge from Germany, Canada joined the fight and …show more content…

Since 1793, at the Treaty of Paris, Canada was under British rule, France and Britain had fought for the power over Canada and France was defeated. But “in the 1860s the British colonies were facing many different kinds of problems” including political difficulties of English and French speakers having diverse opinions about the government. As well as economic troubles because there were not many places where colonies could vend their products and military dilemmas because of the unbalanced bond amongst the United States and British North America. The resolution to these complications was for the different colonies settled in Canada to unite as one abundant country. So in 1867, Canada “became a self-governing dominion of the British Empire” until 1931, when the Statute of Westminster was passed by the Parliament of Great Britain. , This Statute presented several countries under Dominion including: Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, Australia, the Union of South Africa and the Irish Free State their independence. With the success of Vimy Ridge, “Canada’s participation in the war won it a place at the table at the Paris peace talks in 1919 […] And in 1931, the Statute of Westminster gave Canada control over it’s own foreign policy.” Not only did the battle of Vimy Ridge prove Canada’s nationality, but it also united Canadians into a single unit led by a Canadian Major-

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