Canada entered World War One as a British Colony, and left it with an enlightened sense of nationalism that would eventually lead to demise of Britain's authority over Canada. The Canadian Army Core, although starting out weak at the beginning of the war, eventually blossomed in a strong force that helped tip the balance of power. While Canada's contributions abroad were well received, at home there was a growing sense of nationalism under the umbrella of the nation Canada, especially among the English-speaking inhabitants. Through a combination of Canada's highly regarded contributions and the steady perseverance of the leaders at the time, the British Empire slowly began to allow Canada to lives of her people more independently, thus increasing the sense of unity as a country. World War One was a crucial turning point for Canada's nationalism as being an entity separate from the control of the British Empire.
Canada's military accomplishments were recognized by all; friend and foe. In particular, these achievements helped to coerce the British Empire into beginning to recognize that Canada may actually require some special treatment due to it's very unique circumstance. The most notable success of the Canadian Core was at Vimy Ridge. After months of stalemate between both sides, the ingenuity and fresh tactics of the Canadian officers and soldiers was enough to find the key weaknesses needed to take the ridge. In recognition of various levels of involvement, the British High Command promoted Arthur Currie1, an officer in the Canadian Core, to general, sending a wave of patriotism to the soldiers amongst him and fellow Canadians at home. The Allies learned that the Canadian military was one that could be relied upon to get a job done, while the Germans became more cautious when they knew they dealing with the Canadians. Britain also made extensive use of the Halifax Harbour, using it as a transatlantic …


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