"Did canada's role in world events make the country stronger or weaker?" I need 3 arguments(events from WAR) supporting that it made canada strongerI have an essay to write, so for the essay, my...

 "Did canada's role in world events make the country stronger or weaker?" I need 3 arguments(events from WAR) supporting that it made canada stronger

I have an essay to write, so for the essay, my topic was "Did canada's role in world events make the country stronger or weaker?" i need to find 3 arguments or events in war history which support that world events made canada STRONGER?

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I would have to say it made Canada stringer as a nation. One thing to keep in mind is that during World War II Canada was still very much considered to be part of the British Empire. Thus when England declared war on September 3. 1939, and was joined by France,Australia, and New Zealand, it was a strong political statement that Canada did not declare war until September 10, a full week later. This was a powerful nation-building moment for Canada, because it was symbolic to the rest of the world of Canada's existence as a sovereign nation that could make its own decisions on a metter of such importance.

At the outset of WWII Canada was suffering economically from the Great Depression, along with the US. War production greatly bolstered Canada's economy (which was true for the US also). Canada was already a major producer of automobiles, primarily due to US manufacturers building factories in Ontario. Canada also has mineral resources, particularly iron, aluminum, nickel, and copper, in abundance. Producing vehicles for the war effort built up Canada's manufacturing base and infrastructure, and moved them forward in the world economy. After the war, the factories were quickly converted to making civilain goods, and Canada emerged onto the world stage as an economic player, becoming the second-largest car manufacturer in the world at the end of the war.

Canada also played host to Allied forces as a training site during the war. For example, the Canadian Air Force trained over 130,000 pilots, but only about half were Canadians, the rest coming from other British Commonwealth countries. This was a great source of national pride for Canadians, who by the end of the war had the world's fourth largest air force and the world's fourth largest navy, despite having very small military forces in 1939.

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canada is a refugee country. we are all multiculture , i learnt from baljinder kulwinder harvinder lakhvinder and daljinder.

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