Veni Vidi Vici Vimy (Vimy Ridge for Canada) Essay

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Veni, Vidi, Vici Vimy
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Introduction Paragraph:
- World War 1, defining moment for Canadian nationalism. Did not escape unscathed, but the participation in the war gave a stronger sense of nationhood.
- Canada's contributions into WWI led to international recognition; other countries must recognize you as sovereign.
- The effort also brought acknowledgement to Canada's contributions and heroism on the battlefields of Europe, giving Canada the shot to be a more-mature, experienced nation because of the sacrifices made by their armed forces.
- The Battle at Vimy Ridge was the greatest assertion in Canadian sovereignty in WWI.

Body Paragraph 1:
- Canada stepped up to the plate because of
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Whenever the Germans found the Canadian Corps coming into the line they prepared for the worst."

Body Paragraph 3:
- April 12, Hill 145 fell, Vimy Ridge was won over by Canadian troops. The whole plan was entirely devised by Canada and was independent of British thoughts.
- The success in the capture of the ridge earned Canada a reputation of great strength and accomplishment, and it was also the first time that Canada had ever planned its own attack without British help. It was the first step towards Canada's independence and sovereignty.
- Even under British rule, Canadian troops planned, rehearsed, followed through, and defeated the Germans at Vimy Ridge under the command of Canadian officers and officials.
- Although the victory came with a great cost, with more than 10,000 killed and wounded, it helped prove Canada in front of other world countries.

Concluding Paragraph:
- I believe that the effort put into it by Canada gave the world a chance to recognize Canada's contributions and heroism after the battles they fought and won on the European battlefields.
- Canada was given the chance to be perceived as a mature, wiser nation through the sacrifices it made during the war.
- The Battle at Vimy ridge was the exceptional proclamation of Canadian sovereignty in WWI.

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