During the course of the Second World War, Canada evolved into a powerful, resourceful nation that was needed by the Allies. Canada contributed significantly to the Allied war effort during World War II where they fought on land, water and air and assisted indirectly from the home front. On land, they fought in numerous battles and campaigns such as D-Day, Hong Kong, and the Italian campaign. However, they were also strong and resourceful when it came to air and naval forces in battle. But even outside of battle, Canada was still able to make a contribution through its civilians.
An interesting fact is that both countries, America and France, fought their wars on their homeland. The Americans faced a small amount of British troops established in the colonies already, and they also had the Redcoats crossing and ocean from Great Britain. This gave the Americans an advantage that the French did not have. The Americans were blessed with more time to organize and more time for warning. The French did not have this advantage because they were fighting their own government on their own soil. Another significant part of each war is that the Americans did not have any neighbors whereas the French had to worry about invasion from other countries in their time of weakness. The best advantage the Americans had was the fact that the British Empire was the most hated country of the time. Many countries sent aid to America especially the French. The French paid for a large sum
Since America was right in between them they were bribing and taking things away to make them help one another in the war. The British thought America had chosen the French and were angered, so they took away trade and that wasn’t good because that’s how America got all their food and essentials they needed to survive. So America then started making factories to help themselves. This was such an important part of history because without this happening we would have been leaning on other countries to help us survive and wouldn’t have been as independent as we
The French and Spanish allies that the colonists acquired, were a key element in the winning of the war, who without them, they would have never been able to win. “Britain’s rivals, especially France, helped America” (Mcdougal, 215). Foreign countries such as France started secretly giving money, supplies and men to the Colonies in 1775. Soon after, Spain and the Netherlands also joined in, making it a war where Britain had no major
This alliance had helped the Americans greatly by providing firearms, gunpowder, a naval force, more military strength, and most importantly, financial aid. America, at the time, had already been suffering from debt and did not have enough gold to back up the less important paper money. This financial aid from France had been essential in the United States' victory in the war overall with battles following Saratoga. To continue with the previous statement, the official formation of French-American alliance in 1778 that had offered the colonists everything Britain was asking for but with freedom. The alliance might have created a shaky bond between America and France but it had made the fight for independence fairer between the the two and
Throughout history, the United States has encountered conflicts with numerous foreign nations in order to retain their autonomy. For instance, during the American Revolution, the American colonists revolted against British rule in England and acquired their independence, after being profoundly taxed and having to conform to a myriad of unfair laws because Britain’s war debt from the French and Indian War. Likewise, during the War of 1812, the United States was required to enter a war with Great Britain once again, as a result of French and British conflicts. Although, the United States initially preferred in maintaining their position of neutrality, the strong and antagonistic British caused numerous tribulations for America, as the U.S. army
In the late 1700s, people moved to the United states wanting a better life. They wanted to separate from Britain. The United states were running by its first president George Washington. The french helped America do this. The United States borrowed money from the french to pay for the war. They paid the French back later.
Consequently, the war between Britain and France put America in the middle of a shipping war (1807). France did not want America giving its goods to Britain and vice versa, and Britain, in particular, was seizing American ships taking U.S. sailors to serve in their Royal Navy.
Becoming a new country the US began trading with other counties. Two being France and Great Britain. During this time, Napoleon took power in France with the domination of Europe in mind. At the time the US was still trading with France, but Great Britain didn’t want the US to give France an upper hand, therefore the Great Britain
Morton’s book The First World War gives a description of the alliance between Canada and Great Britain being prepared to answer the call of arms from Britain against Germany. This source would help my thesis because this was one of the many alliances that countries in the war would have to face. Using thus source to support my thesis by explain the power of their alliance they had in want oppositions they may have face together. No, I will not be using this source to disagree with. The author Desmond Morton has about 40 books and one of the most respected Canadian author’s. He has several books discussing war and events from Canada perspective to including where they stood in World War I.
If the British had never impeded with the American exchange there could have possibly been in avoidance of the War of 1812. The United States was influenced to keep up its power and lack of bias after watching the European war amongst France and Britain. In order to overcome each other, the French and British utilized financial strangulation. In 1803, Britain blockaded the French’ belongings in Europe. American ships cruised by American ports in attempt of sidestepping the British exchange prevention amongst friends and its colonies. The exchange confinements led the United States to take up arms against the British to expel the exchange restriction.
After this battle, in 1778, Vergennes and Louis IVX signed a treaty of friendship and alliance with all the American colonies and once again the French and the British were at war. Later, in 1779, Vergennes accomplished to convince the Spanish to go into the war and the Spanish then joined the battle against the British. But in contrast to France, Spain refused to be on familiar terms with the independence of the United States. Spain did not want to encourage similar anti-colonial revolts in the Spanish Empire. The Netherlands was also an opposing party
Spain and the United States began relations in the earliest days of North America’s colonization. Spain’s settlements in Florida, followed by other colonies in Louisiana, Texas, and the Southwest and California, meant that early American colonists would come into contact and later into conflict with the Spanish. In the early days of the American Revolutionary War, Spain assisted the Americans in their struggle for independence. Many years later, relations between Spain and the U.S. deteriorated and war broke out; in recent decades, however, the countries began repairing economic relations once again.
Also, Spain gave the United States trouble. Spain took Florida which had been given to the United States by England in 1783. No country took the United States seriously and would continue to walk all over them until the United States could stand up for itself.
Foreign aid provided to the American Rebellion as without France supporting the Americans, the Americans would not be able to strive for freedom. France helped provide food and weapons for the settlers to fight. If Benjamin Franklin were unable to persuade the French to support the American Patriots, they might not have remained able to win the war, without the moral and financial support of the French. The French and The English had been opponents for years. They had struggled in the Seven Years Conflict and Europe. The British had won the French in the French and Indian War and shredded them of all their North American nations. After the Patriots had won the Clash of Saratoga, the French considered the American Patriots might have a chance