Canada in the Great Power Game, 1914-2014

Canada in the Great Power Game, 1914-2014

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Publisher: Toronto : Random House of Canada, [2014]
ISBN: 0307361705
9780307361707
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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May 22, 2015

How do you account for the loss of approximately 60,000 Canadian soldiers in WW I? Sadly you cannot. Most Historians argue that this human sacrifice was necessary to preserve peace, liberty and freedom in Canada. This position is disingenuous. In 1914 Canada was a country without a Constitution. charter or even a flag. Woman could not vote. Most Canadians volunteered to fight because they were influenced by Imperial propaganda or simply did not know better. Canadians of Ukrainian, Polish and Serbian descent were sent to detention camps. Chinese Canadians who helped build the National Railway in 1885 were faced withe burden of a $500 Head Tax and endured humiliation and racism. Military Regiments in 1914 would not allow any Chinese participation. Where was their freedom and rights? Hey did we not go to war to defend democracy? How could we preserve it when we did not enjoy it at home? Mr. Dyer's book provides an unique, riveting and unsettling account of how we valued the soldiers we so foolishly and recklessly sent off to war!

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