This event is significant to Canadian history because this event triggered Britain declaring war, which also led Canada into war because back then Britain controlled the Canadian army.
Canada Enters War
Canada enters war because Britain declares war.
Battle of Vimy Ridge
Canadian troops capture Vimy Ridge. This event showed that Canadians are able to do any task just like the other allies.
Military Service Act
Canada introduced conscription. All Canadian men 16+ must join the war.
Canada Has a Recession
After the war, Canada has a recession due to the poor economy of Britain. Canadian trade partners were no longer buying Canadian goods. Many Canadian factories had to close down.
Treaty of Versaille
Canada did not get any property for the treaty of versaille. There is a rule stating that every country gets some property in the treaty of versaille, but Canada did not.
Prohibition is Introduced to Ontario
Canada introduces prohibition to prevent a liberal life of partying, and drinking.
Economic Boom, Canada's Factories Reopen
Canada has an economic boom after the recession because Britain's economy recovers, and was buying Canadian goods again. Therefore, factories reopen, more business, more income for Canadian citizens.
Canada's stock market crashes, and this leads to a very bad economy.
Hitler Comes to Power
When Hitler comes to power, he starts breaking the treaty of Versaille, Canada takes part in appeasement along with other countries.
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is Created
Canada creates a Air Training Plan for Britain because Canada has the space, and Hitler is less likely to bomb Canada.
Canada Takes part in Saturation Bombing
During the Battle of Britain, Canada joined British air force in Saturation Bombing.
Battle of Dieppe
Canadian troops suffered a terrible loss.
Invasion of Normandy
Canadians took part in fooling Germany. Germany thought the Allies were going to attack from the french port of Calais, but the Allies ended up attacking from the french province Normandy.
The Liberation of the Netherlands
Canada liberated the Netherlands from Germans. The Canadian troops pushed the German troops closer to Germany.
Cold War Begins
The two superpowers, United States, and Soviet Union create tension by creating more nuclear weapons, and pointing them towards each other. Canada is stuck in between the two superpowers, and needed to find ways of self defence.
NATO is Created
Canada joined NATO, and got closer to the United States.
Canada Becomes a Middle Power
While the United States, and the Soviet Union were known as superpowers, Canada was known as a middle power.
The F.L.Q. (Font du Liberation Quebec) kidnaps 2 public officials, James Cross and Pierre Laporte.
Quebec Wanted a Vote on Sovereignty Association
Quebec wanted to be independent, but still wanted to use Canadian currency, and have the same trading partners as Canada. This was voted no by most of Quebec's population (About 59%).
The End of the Cold War
Canada is no longer living in constant fear.
The Somalia Affair
There was a civil war in Somalia, and Canadian peacekeepers were sent to Somalia, unfortunately Canadian peacekeepers did not keep the peace in a peaceful way. It was the biggest disappointment in Canadian behavioural history.
NATO Becomes a Peace Keeping Organization
Canada took a large role in this because Canada is known for being a peace keeping country.
Hijackers flew passenger jets into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Which led NATO countries to invade Afghanistan. (Includung Canada)
Invasion of Iraq
The United States wanted to invade Iraq, but Canada refused to join in.