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Treaty of Versailles, Significance to Canadian Independance
Transcript of Treaty of Versailles, Significance to Canadian Independance
What It Is
What Makes This A Defining Moment?
The Signing of the Treaty of Versailles served as a flashpoint in the gaining of true independence from Great Britain, it began the shaping of what our country is today, no matter the battles won or the events held, this is the true beginning to the forming of Canadian identity. Making this, the most defining moment in Canadian History.
The signing of the Treaty of Versailles was a critical part in Canada's gaining of independence, defining us as an nation, because it showed all the other countries in the world that Canada wasn't just another part of the British Empire, we were truly becoming our own country. This was the beginning of Canada's trek towards standing on its own.
Also the Signing of the Treaty of Versailles was a very orderly and peaceful event, just as Canada is a country. Violent or warmongering are both descriptions no nation wants to be labeled as, so why remember what we did in wars when you can look to Canada being involved in international talks as an independent country for the first time. International PEACE talks at that!
Stewart Wallace of the University of Toronto says, "As a result of the signing of the Treaty Canada thus obtained separate representation in the assembly of the League Of Nations".
Norman Hillmer also writes, "Her (Canada) emerging international personality had been recognized".
The Treaty of Versailles is the agreement reached by all countries that ended World War I. It was officially documented on June 28th 1919. Prime Minister of Canada at the time, Sir Robert Borden, fought to get Canada two seats as an independent country in the signing.