How The Ww2 Affected Canada

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In the Second World War, Canada fought in the six years of deadly battles from the beginning to the end, with many Canadians killed, wounded, or captured. It was an important event in development of Canada. The WWII was a great impact on Canada. It comprises of large improvement in economy, urbanization, and society. After the war, Canada emerged as a world power and the citizens felt a strong sense of pride and nationalism. The economy transformed from agriculture to a modernized industry. Canada’s military grew drastically on size, having the third largest navy and the fourth largest air force. In 1945, the Gouzenko Affair brought Canadians into the post-war world also known as the cold war. Canada’s role in the post-World War II period include military support and participation in numerous United Nations peacekeeping missions.…show more content…
Since this war was mainly a conflict between the United States and Soviet Union, Canada did not step in with any decision making. In most of the events during this long 40 year period, Canada supported with war materials. These events included the Korean War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Afghanistan War. In the Korean War, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent sent more than 25,000 soldiers and three naval destroyers to Korea. In August 1990, there was the Persian Gulf War and Canada contributed by sending two destroyers, a supply ship, a squadron of CF-18 fighter jets, a field hospital, and hundreds of troops. The Afghanistan War which occurred only a month after the 9/11 attacks is still ongoing. As of 2009, there were about 2500 Canadian troops in Afghanistan, and 138 had died in the fighting. Many Canadians opposed Canadian military involvement in Afghanistan. In fact, only 34 percent of Canadians supported

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