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7 Most Important Events of the 90's

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Tess Durham Durham

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7 Most Important Events of the Naughty Nineties
Collapse of Soviet Union
The collapse of the Soviet Union was a huge part of history all over the world. The Great Soviet Union collapsed into 15 separate countries in December 1991. The collapsed caused a great burden to be taken off of Canada and the United States. The collapse meant that the Cold War was ending and there would be a reformulation of political, economic and military alliances all over the world. The battles were finally over and Canada was able to focus on furthering themselves and growing as a country.
First Female Prime Minister
-Kim Campbell
-June 23rd, 1993

The first female Prime Minister being elected was an important part of history for Canada. Not only were women being respected in jobs that men used to perform, but citizens believed in women to run the country. Canadians were beginning to treat all types of citizens equally. The racism that started from the wars had boiled down and gender equality was becoming a strong part of Canadian culture. Kim Campbell made an important mark in Canadian history and inspired women to strive for political goals.

Quebec Referendum
October 30, 1995
"Do you agree that Québec should become sovereign, after having made a formal offer to Canada for a new economic and political partnership, within the scope of the Bill respecting the future of Québec and of the agreement signed on 12 June 1995?" Was the question asked to the citizens. The referendum was ridiculously close and just one and a half percent more would have had to vote yes for Quebec to become its own nation. The loss of Quebec would have meant Canada would have lost a major part of its hydroelectricity, a direct route to half the country and many more beneficial things that Quebec brings to our nation.
Days of Action 1997
Raised awareness for people working for the government not being treated fairly (mainly teachers)
Government dealt with the problem by trying to address their needs (showing that they learned from their mistakes from the past so that riots did not break out and slow down society)
The teachers had support of parents and students, helping community come together under one cause
People began to realize their rights and tried to act upon them to get what they thought they deserved
North American Ice Storm
The North American ice storm was a devastation to Canada in many ways. The damage of the storm cost the government over $100,000,000. Our country was no where near ready for this sort of tragedy. The electrical power was not even close enough to being strong enough to withstand the storm. So much of Canada's farm land was destroyed and unable to restore quickly. The economy was slowed down drastically after this event and Canada realized that our country much be much stronger if we want to maintain ourselves through natural disasters.
More Freedom
The music and bands that were popular in the 1990's had a giant effect on the society at that time. The music and clothes inspired by the bands made children feel as though they had more freedom and had more right to act as they want. After the effect of the wars, society was much more serious and uptight about how they lived. The music and clothes gave children a "fresh start" and helped them express themselves and bring back liveliness to the society.
Gold Fever 1993
The Gold Fever was supposed to make Canada the richest country in the world. However, the government soon found out that the gold was fake and that the geologists were lying. All the claims that Canada made when they thought they had found riches were false which made other countries look down and lose respect for Canada.
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