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  • Contribution to the War (+2)

    Contribution to the War (+2)
    Considering their population Canada contributed a lot of men and women. They really did fight for their allies, but it was a wonderful contribution. Many multicultural minority groups contributed the most, but they still faced their share of discrimination out of their uniform. Canada helped the war progress and made a lot of advancements during that time. (The date is exactly 14 days after Canada joined the war)
  • Women involvement (+2)

    Women involvement (+2)
    Many women changed the standards of what it really meant to be a women in that time. They stopped being perceived as week and fragile in the eyes of men. Women became nurses overseas and helped make weapons back home. They began fighting for their rights, protesting to work and to have the right to vote. Only white women were allowed to work and vote but it was the start of a great progression. They did change and shape how people view women.
  • War tax (-1)

    War tax (-1)
    The country was creating a war tax to help them economically which was temporary, it was to help the economy to not crash. During the war it was very hard for Canada to stay in the same level economically because they were spending way more then they were earning. They tried raising money by selling victory bans to give to the war. It put them in a very hard position.
  • The Spanish Flu (-2)

    The Spanish Flu (-2)
    People who were already struggling financially saw a plummet in their income when the influenza virus appeared. Also known as the H1N1. It killed over 90 million people and caused an epidemic across Canada. While the government was working around the clock to implement safety measures it deeply affected everything all over the world. It caused devastating effects to its economy. 1/2
  • The Spanish Flu cont. (-2)

    The Spanish Flu cont. (-2)
    The H1N1 lasted a year from 1918-1919 which made it extremely challenging for everyone as people were losing their lives with the flu and the war. Many parents, families, and children struggled a lot financially, it was a very hard and pressing time for everyone . 2/2 (https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/1918-spanish-flu-in-canada?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3ZX4BRDmARIsAFYh7ZJUQGj-6kIH1hBwFiHBmQAdwOHlKyeY0uRkmsPS3UGQQoTGCLhnhEEaArqbEALw_wcB)
  • Prohibition of alcohol (-1)

    Prohibition of alcohol (-1)
    When prohibition for liquor became official many people began smuggling all types of alcohol. People who would sell illegally became rich in a short amount of time. Without liquor being sold many people resorted to drugs and substance abuse. Which in the long run was worse than the effects of drugs. The ban of alcohol began in 1918 as a social sacrifice to help win the war. Many protested to get it back. Quebec was the last to enforce it and the first province to abandon it as well (1919-1919).
  • Unemployment... (-2)

    Unemployment... (-2)
    After the war ended there were far too many people and not enough job opportunities. Women had fought so hard to get jobs, they didn’t want to let go of that. Soldiers were the first to get job's as a sign of gratitude. Women received letters to give the message that they should think about all the men who can't support their families. It was a hard time all over Canada, many people had a very low income. They also were very negative against “Enemy aliens” and took away their jobs.
  • Mental impact (-1)

    Mental impact (-1)
    When soldiers returned to Canada they found that about 60,000 had come across a mental illness, most commonly PTSD. Disabled soldiers had benefits and white men had the right to ask for better working conditions while all other groups asked for the same conditions and no one seemed to care. It must have made other minority groups feel bad. Many riots occurred against the enemy aliens, without any consequence, which would have very harmful effects to everyone being targeted.
  • Loss of people.(-2)

    Loss of people.(-2)
    After the loss of thousands of soldiers and the many who died from H1N1, it left hundreds of families destroyed, without parents and struggling to support the family financially. With unemployment rates being so high and the devastation that came with the struggle of the economy, many people resorted to suicide. People did not have jobs to pay off their debt and could not handle the grief nor the stress they came across.
  • Becoming a Nation (+2)

    Becoming a Nation (+2)
    In 1916 P.M Borden sent out a letter requesting that Britain acknowledge Canada's remarkable contributions considering their population. He used how he assisted with the war to turn Canada from a colony into a nation. In 1922 the new P.M also kept pushing for independence. Eventually we no longer needed to be dependent of Britain.
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    World War One (0)

    On august 5th 1914 Canada declared war as a favor to Britain. They were all connected as part of the triple entente. Due to Canada being a colony of Britain they felt the need to participate in the war. The French-Canadian's believed they did not need to help with the war and that is was not their place. The men and women that went overseas mush have been happy to help in any way that they could, but they did not know what was ahead of them.