Canadian Conscription During World War II

The approach to conscription did adapt, but not in the way anyone would expect, as men still were drafted. Prime Minister King’s approach to conscription was adapted in many ways. In WWI, the Borden government introduced conscription and did damage control later on, figuratively and literally. However, in WWII politicians, slowly implemented conscription and made…

Timeline of Canada’s Involvement in World War II

March 1938 ‘Anschluss’: German troops across the border into Austria take control. October, 1938, Munich Pact: Hitler demanded that an area of Czechoslovakia known as the “Sudetenland” be returned to Germany. March 1939, Invasion of Czechoslovakia: Hitler breaks the Munich Pact September 1st, 1939, German Invasion of Poland: Germany invaded Poland using a style of…

Effects of World War II on Germany: Timeline

  How the war was going for Germany’s army How the war affected Germans at home in Germany 1939 ·         Hitler was in control of much of western and eastern Europe. o   High morale. ·         Many people still remembered the horrors of the First World War. ·         Food and clothing rations were introduced. ·         Luxury…

Essay: Did the WWII Policy of Appeasement Fail?

Essentially the Policy of Appeasement did not succeed with the nations it was designed to protect: it failed to prevent war.  The failure of the Policy was largely deemed on that Appeasement was misconceived; Hitler’s ambitions to increase Germany’s borders and to expand Lebensraum, stretched much further than the legitimate grievances of Versailles.  For example,…

Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, and France fall to Hitler and Germany

Timeline… April 9, 1940 – Nazis invaded Denmark and Norway. May 10, 1940 – Nazis invaded France and Belgium. May 15, 1940 – Holland surrendered to the Nazis. What You need to know Beforehand: Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) was economically important to Germany Germany relied on iron ore from Sweden (shipped through Norway) for…