The World War One Of The United States

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More than 100 years ago Canada had been a small child, progressing through life trying to find its place in this vast world. During the time periods of 1914-1945, 1950-1970, and 1971- 1990, there have been many factors that have helped induce its growth including: recognition due to military achievements, its international relationship with the United States, and uniting as one country. Through these times of hardship and glory Canada has succeeded in finding its autonomous identity in the world, as a “middle power”.
Throughout the time periods of 1914-1945, 1950-1970, and 1971- 1990 Canada has been involved in many wars that have displayed its independence and strength as a country. The World War One battle of Vimy Ridge, in 1917, was the first grand victory of Canadian forces. The Canadian Corps, under Lieutenant-General Julian Byng, had trained and independently overcome the Germans. It was clear that “[the battle of Vimy Ridge] was a stunning victory. The Canadians had gained more ground, taken more prisoners, and captured more artillery than any previous British offensive in the entire war.” (pg. 38, Counterpoints: Exploring Canadian Issues) This victory gave Canadians on the field and at home a sense of pride and provided Canada with a “reputation of being an elite fighting force.” (pg. 38, Counterpoints: Exploring Canadian Issues) In 1949, Canada gained more international recognition, though this came with a negative. It formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization…
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