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Canada’s world power first came into existence when they became involved in the Great War; this gave them recognition and with that they began to have major influences in the world. The following paragraphs will elaborate on how Canada developed its military and peace keeping abilities to gain recognition on the world’s center stage. Canada’s first involvement in international events started with World War I, where Canadians came together for the first time as one nation. Many great battles of World War I were fought by Canadian forces which helped place Canada in the center stage of the world with the other superpowers. One of the major battles fought by Canadians is the battle of Ypres where Canadians gained their reputation as warriors as their held their line against the ferocious German gas attacks.