Essay On Independence Of Canada

Over the last century, Canada developed and gained control of its political processes and spectrum. Canada’s independence from Great Britain was granted in the twentieth century. Military action directly caused independence giving canada a stronger military force, united national front and ultimately separation from Great Britain. In particular, independence was gained through three major battles and conflicts Canada fought. These included the battle of Vimy Ridge, the D-Day landings, and the Suez Crisis. From a British colony, after World War one to it’s own nation after the second world war; Canada, today is its own nation.

Throughout the major world war one battles, Canadians were gaining a positive reputation for themselves.The battle of Vimy Ridge was Canada's first significant step to
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Lester B. Pearson our prime minister, at the time, made a decision through the United Nations peacekeeping that was completely opposing Britain. This meant that Canadian voices were being heard on a global scale. Also this was the first time ever in history that Canada had disagreed with Britain. Not only did the Suez Crisis factor our road to independence, but also joining the United Nations as a self governing country. Lester B. Pearson said “I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace”.(Lester B. Pearson) Pearson discusses hard Canadians have strived to achieve peace. “The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies”.(Lester B.Pearson) This was reality, countries got ready for war and did not take a second thought to peace. Lester B.Pearson won a nobel prize for the peacekeeping in the Suez Crisis, he had ultimately stopped another world war from

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