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World War II Unit Overview Key Questions (based on Creating Canada)

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To what extent did d World War II force Canada t take on international responsibilities?

To what extent did World War II change Canada?

To what extent did Canada successfully expand its role in the international community?






WORLD WAR II

To what extent did World War II force Canada to take on international responsibilities?

Key Terms: Blitzkrieg, Holocaust

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Why did Canada enter World War II? p. 228

  1. How was the stage set for another world war? p. 228

  2. What was the tipping point that caused WWII? p. 229

  3. Why did Canada declare war? p. 229







What role did Canadian Forces play in the early years of the war? p. 230

  1. Why did Germany and the Soviet Union divide up Europe? p. 230

  2. How did they divide up Europe? p. 230

  3. What was the significance of the Battle of Dunkirk? p. 232

  4. Why did France surrender? p. 232

  5. What was the significance of the Battle of Britain? p. 233

  6. Why did Canada join the Battle of Britain? p. 233




What role did Canadian Forces play in the early years of the war?

  1. What contributions did Canada make in the Battle of Britain? p. 233

  2. Why was WWII also fought on the Pacific front? p. 234

  3. What was the purpose of Canada’s role in Hong Kong? What was the outcome of the Battle of Hong Kong? p. 234

  4. Why did Hitler turn on the Soviet Union? What was the outcome? p. 235

  5. Why was the Battle of Dieppe such a disaster? p. 235

  6. What was the Battle of the Atlantic? What was its significance? p. 236




How did Canadian forces help end the war?

  1. What was Canada’s role in the plan to take back Europe? p. 237

  2. How did the “Battle up the Boot” (Italy) and the Devil’s Brigade help the Allies? p. 238

  3. Who did Canada and the Allies prepare for D-Day? p. 239

  4. What happened on D-Day? What was its significance? p. 239

  5. How did the Canadian contribute to the outcome of the war at Juno Beach? p. 240

  6. What was Canada’s role in freeing the Netherlands? p. 242




How did Canadian forces help end the war?

  1. What were the significant details of Germany’s surrender? p. 242

  2. Why did the war continue on the Pacific front after Germany surrendered? What contributions did the Canadians and other Allies make in the Pacific before the atomic bomb was used?

  3. Why was the atomic bomb used? What were the consequences of the decision to use it?




What long-term international issues emerged at the end of the war? p. 245

  1. Why did both sides decide to bomb civilian targets? What was the outcome of this decision? p. 245

  2. What controversies surrounded the British air force’s “Bomber Command”? p. 245

  3. Why did the United Nations add specific provisions calling for the protection of civilians during times of war? p. 245

  4. What was the Holocaust? Why did it happen? What was the outcome?

p. 246

  1. How was justice sought for the victims of the Holocaust? What was the outcome of the prosecution of war crimes? p. 247







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THE HOME FRONT p. 250

To what extent did World War II change Canada?

Key Terms: Plebiscite, War Brides, Baby Boom

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How did government war policies affect Canadians? p. 252

  1. How did Prime Minister MacKenzie King use “central planning” to ensure that the mistakes made during WWI would not happen again? p. 252

  2. How did Canada pay for the war? How did the war change Canada’s industrial production? p. 252

  3. Why did Canada’s government implement rationing and wage and price controls? How were the three ways in which they did this? p. 253

  4. Why was censorship introduced during the war? How forms of censorship were used? p. 253

  5. How did the government communicate with the public in the 1940s? How did the government try to convince the public that they should contribute to the war effort? p. 254

  6. How did the National Film Commission contribute to the war effort in Canada? p. 254




How did government war policies affect Canadians?

  1. What were the issues surrounding the conscription crisis in Canada?

p. 255, 256

  1. How did Aboriginal soldiers contribute to WWII? Why did the Canadian government exempt members of particular Aboriginal groups from conscription in 1944? p. 255

  2. Why did Canada use the War Measures Act to create both internment and prisoner-of-war camps during WWII? p. 256

  3. What was the impact on many German and Italian Canadians? p. 256

  4. What was the impact on many Japanese Canadians? p. 257







How did Canadians at home respond to the war? p. 258

  1. How were women affected by the war? How did they contribute? p. 258, 259

  2. How did the war affect Canada’s manufacturing industries? p. 258

  3. How did the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan based in Canada contribute to the outcome of WWII?

  4. How were Canadians’ pastimes and fashion affected by the war? p. 260, 261

  5. What were some examples of individual and community efforts to help that war cause? p. 261




How did World War II change the face of Canada?

  1. Who were the war brides? How did they contribute to the changing face of Canada? p. 262

  2. How did Canada’s immigration policies change from 1923 to 1953? Why was there such a dramatic change? p. 263

  3. What were the challenges the Jewish community faced in their attempts to immigrate to Canada? What was the outcome? p. 263

  4. What civil rights were denied to Canadians of Chinese descent even though they had fought for Canada? What did they demand? What was the outcome? What other groups wanted equal rights? p. 264




How did World War II change the Canadian economy? p. 266

  1. What concerns did Canadian politicians and economists have regarding the Canadian economy after the war? What did they do to address their concerns? p. 266

  2. What were some of the examples that showed that the Canadian government helped the male WW II veterans much more than the veterans of WWI? How did this affect women? p. 266

  3. What was the baby boom? How did this affect the Canadian economy? p.267

  4. Why did the Canadian government launch a decade-long building spree? What infrastructures did they build? p. 267

  5. Why was the Trans-Canada Highway such an important infrastructure? How would it affect the economy of Canada, both in the short and long term? p. 267

  6. Why was the St. Lawrence Seaway such an important infrastructure? How would it affect the economy of Canada, both in the short and long term? p. 268

  7. How did Elliot Lake become the “uranium capital” of the world? What was the significance of this? p. 269

  8. How did Canada develop a “booming and diverse” economy after the war? p. 269




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