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The Political, Economic and Social Impacts of the First World War on Canada

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In 1918, at the end of World War One, sixty thousand Canadians respectfully lost their lives in order for the safekeeping of millions of women, children and men all around the world. Many people at that time questioned the loss of all these lives and whether or not it had been a beneficial outcome for Canada. At that time Canadians were more worried about the nation being divided by conscription, unemployment and thousands of deaths in families. However in the present time, where we have a very different perspective on World War One, we consider the impacts on Canada very positive, taking into account social, economic and political standpoints. World War One was able the way women were thought of at that time, it caused technology and the economy to grow and Canada became and independent nation from Britain and a continued partner with the United States. Canada's contribution to World War One have been widely credited or and the country has received much praise for it. It is nearly impossible to believe that before the war Canada was only a colony of Britain however soon after emerged it as a respected nation. World War One is the cause of Canada succeeding and the impact it caused on Canada forever changed the way people view this outstanding nation. ...read more.


the best and the worst out of people and this leads them to do expand their horizons, one of them being the introduction and advancement of technology. The most widely used technology during the war was the use of airplanes as fighter planes which was used by both the Allies and the Central Powers. In Canada alone, they were over 100 plants and training fields that manufactured and trained air force pilots. In addition, submarines were a very deadly weapon that was used by Germany during the war. The Allies had to counteract this weapon, and thus they had developed a device with sensitive microphones, which could detect engines noise and react quickly to an attack.8 Another advancement in technology that contributed a great amount to the war was the development of the radio. This device was essential for communication between the soldiers and it advance till the point where soldiers could send transmissions of voice rather than code.9 Electricity also made a huge impact on war by using electrical lights in submarines, having electrically powered turning guns and turrets and creating search lights for night-time navigation to illuminate enemy ships.10 Other technology developments are the armoured tanks, machine guns, antiaircraft, many different types of rifles and garros. ...read more.


All we can provide is that the war was not a complete waste, and that the lives of so many benefited the world. Countries such as Canada, should be thanking these soldiers for changing the way that women's roles were viewed, they should be thanking them for helping their economy and technology grow and they should most of all be thanking them for aiding Canada's independent status. In the end, no matter who you are, we are all just pawns, waiting patiently, for the actual war to start. ENDNOTES 1Jane Marcellus, Moderns or Moms? : Body Typing and Employed Women Between Word War Years (Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group, 2005), p. 201. 2Ibid., p. 203. 3John English, "Wartime Election Act", The Canadian Encyclopaedia.(Historica-Dominion,)<http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0008455> 4Dawn Monroe, "Historical Timeline", Famous Canadian Women. 11 Sept. 2009. <http://www.famouscanadianwomen.com/timeline/timeline1920-1929.htm> 5Desmond Morton, "World War 1", The Canadian Encyclopaedia. (Historica- Dominion) < http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0008> 6R.D Francis and Richard Jones, Journeys: A History of Canada (Toronto: Cengage Learning, 2009), p. 399. 7Ibid., p. 400. 8"World War 1 Technology", IEEE Global History Network. 5 Feb. 2009. <http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/World_War_I_Technology. 9Ibid. 10Ibid. 11J. Bradely Cruxton and W. Douglas Wilson, Spotlight on Canada (Don Mills: Oxford Press Canada, 2000), p. 171. 12Ibid., p, 17. 13Morton. 14W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopaedia of Canada, (Toronto, University Associates of Canada 1948), p. 236. 15Ibid, p. 237 16Ibid, p. ...read more.

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