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after WW2 what defence issues would canada need to consider ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Canada played an enormous role in the Second world war. We started with an army of 10, 000 and ended with over 500,000 ( a lot for a small population). We liberated huge tracts of land in Italy, and went farther than anybody else on D-day. When the war ended we had the third largest navy in the world, as it was needed to escort cargo vessels to England. Canada was involved in the war well before the united states. The war would not have been won without Canadian troops, ships, and supplies.

    After the war the main issued we had to face was what to do with all the returning soldiers, how to give them jobs, homes etc... We had to restructure our armed forces so they would function better with their new infrastructure.

    After the war Canada had shown herself to be an independent nation that could fight for itself, so it had to enforce this image, protecting its coasts, and arctic sovereignty.

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  • 1 decade ago

    hmm, after WW2, russia, germany, and the US were on a search for top of the line weapons.. whether it be, planes, tanks, missiles, etc.. canada had pretty much no involvement in the war (i think) and they're defense was a wall of toothpicks .. metaphorically

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would say it would be the threat from USSR after WW2 (as America and USSR had a hissy)

    If USSR controlled Canada, they could easily attack America from there.

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