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jattput | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 16, 2013 at 3:01 AM via web

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Hey guys! I needed help finishing my personal project! Was wondering if you could help :) ?

I was focusing on "the events that Canadians participated in involving conflict and war"... I was trying to find the 3 most defining events in the 20th century! I was thinking of events such as Vimy Ridge, Balfour declaration, Chanak Crisis but i am clueless to what happened in these events! If you have anything which you think is better, please do include, please make it easy to understand!

It would mean alot if you took the time to help me out... :)

This is not for school! This is for my personal knowledge and passion for canadian history!

For each event please add the:

-Date/time frame of the event

-Description of the event

-Your rationale as to why this was important to Canadian History

-Impact the event had on Canada

* Please make each description about a paragraph long and have all the elements above!

Thanks a ton!

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tjbrewer | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted July 17, 2013 at 1:08 AM (Answer #1)

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I can help with the Balfour Declaration:  The Balfour Declaration was a British statement made in the midst of the First World War, declaring support for the formation of Jewish Homeland in Palestine (what is today Israel/Palestine). 

According to World Book Encyclopedia it was in 1917.  The declaration read "His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country." 

I can see little, if any bearing on Canadian History, other than the fact that Canada was technically still part of the British Empire at the time. 

The impact on Canada was minimal other than minor political support from Canada's small Jewish population. 

Some suggestions that I have:  "The downing of the Red Baron" traditionally is credited to Canadian pilot Roy Brown (even though investigations determined that an Aussie machine gunner on the ground actually fired the fatal shot.)  Canada's entry into WWII, and Canada's NATO membership. 

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