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Canada in WW2

Questions regarding Canada's participation in World War 2, in both the European and Pacific theaters of the war.

Asked in World War 2, World War 1, Canada in WW2

How many people were killed in World War 2?

Estimates range from about 50-70 million killed in World War 2. The Wikipedia article "World War II Casualties" favours the relatively high figure of 72 million. Of these, 61 million were on the Allied side and 11 million were on the Axis side. The article gives a figure of 23 million dead for the Soviet Union and 20 million for China. These figures of course include civilian dead. (Note that the figure for China was recently revised sharply upwards from earlier estimates...
Asked in World War 2, World War 1, Canada in WW2

What were the major consequences of World War 2?

After the massive number of casualties inflicted and the physical ravaging of the nations, the biggest consequence of WW2 was the Soviet Union's occupation of eastern Europe, which allowed the forceful spread of Communism and set the stage for the Cold War, which consumed the next half-century. 21 million were left homeless in Europe. Empires such as Great Britain and France fell. The US emerged dominant as it had funded WW2 and led reconstruction. There was no all-inclusive peace settlement, but there were...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Insurance, Auto Insurance, Canada in WW2

Can someone else drive your car?

Yes, if they have a licence, also they have to be insured on your car. Or they have to have a special insurance so you can drive others car. Hope I helped even though i dont drive. In the UK - if you have a valid policy of comprehensive motor insurance on your own own motor vehicle you will often be insured to drive third party in another person's vehicle, Clearly you would need the consent of the other vehicle owner...
Asked in World War 2, Canada in WW2, Germany in WW2

Is blitzkrieg used in war today?

Blitzkrieg offensive method is still used a lot today because it is effective and allows for the military force to use surprise against their enemy. See related link below. On that site go to the link "shock and awe" down at the bottom of it. More importantly, note that "blitzkrieg" was not a German invention. It merely is an implementation of the theories of mobile armored warfare developed by Liddle Hart and Fuller and in the 1920s and 1930s. The theory has...
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What alliance did Canada belong to during World War 2?

The Allies, they delcared war on Germany on the 10 September 1939
Asked in World War 2, Canada in WW2, US in WW2, Tokyo

What was the pros and cons of doing island hopping strategy in World War 2 Why didn't you just go straight for Tokyo?

island hopping allowed the US to establish a base of operations for our planes. once we controlled the local skies, we could establish safe harbors, supply depots for the ships, refueling centers, and local hospitals. You must remember that the Pacific Fleet had been damaged at Pearl Harbor on 12/7/41 so running straight to Tokyo was not an option. (Although in early 1942 Colonel Dolittle made a daring raid on Tokyo with a squadron of B-17 aircraft ) So, ships were dear, and...
Asked in World War 2, WW2 Homefront, Canada in WW2, Economics

How did World War 2 affect the homefront economy in Canada?

It sent Canada into a new economic cycle. Since weapons and mitilia were needed overseas, factories needed to hire more workers. It helped to make the economy stronger knowing that we helped in the wars and are able to keep the economy together. IN 1939, Canada was a mainly agricultural country with over 60 percent of the population living in rural towns or on farms. The industrial sector was concentrated in Quebec and Ontario, and most exports were raw materials from the forests,...
Asked in World War 2, World War 1, Canada in WW2

What was Canada's main contribution to World War 2?

It's hard to find a "main" contribution, there were so many. Canada sent thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen to battle in WW2. The RCAF trained thousands of British aircrew on the prairies of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Canada formed an entire heavy bomber group fighting Germany. 6 Group, Bomber Command flew over 40,600 missions. Hundreds of Canadian built warships operated in the north Atlantic protecting convoys and sinking many U-Boats. The Canadian Army had an entire beach on D-Day and went furthest inland on that...
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How was Canada affected by conscription in World War 2?

Canada was affected mostly on the English-canadians and french- Canadian relations. Because when king asked the people to vote on conscription all the English - canadians voted for it and french- canadians voted against it. After only about 13 000 were conscrit. Canada wasn't affected much, because of Kings promise "Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription" and his saying that it wasnt just planned to get the french canadians into the military the french-English relations werent affected very much, when compared to wwi....
Asked in Canada in WW2, Japan in WW2, Hong Kong

What are some quotes from the battle of hong kong?

" I have never ever seen an invasion this severe maybe its the day where I will take my last breath, maybe its the day il get lucky and no die but it doesn't matter cause il fight for my Canadian people and do it for my country. ...
Asked in World War 1, War and Military History, Canada in WW2

Whose lives are affected after a war?

all of our lives are affected after war
Asked in Canada in WW2, Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

How old is Diane Rehm?

Diane Rehm is 80 years old (birthdate: September 21, 1936).
Asked in World War 2, World War 1, Canada in WW2

How many Canadians fought in World War 1?

According to the Canadian Military Heritage Project, approximately 32,000 men initially assembled September 04, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec as a response to England's acceptance of help. "During this monumental conflict, 619,636 served for Canada and over 66,000 gave their lives." Canada bought her place at the table when the treaty was being written, thru the blood of her soldiers. This was Canada's " War of Recognition and Independence ". After the end of World war One Canada no longer had to ask Britain...
Asked in World War 2, WW2 Homefront, Canada in WW2, France in WW2

How 2 see 2 results in mobile?

hi guys, have a nice day for viewing +2 results on ur mobile . for bsnl users type an message, HSC{space}594409 ur reg num message to 54373. u will get ur result. ...
Asked in Citizenship and Marriage, Canada in WW2, Immigration, Dual Citizenship

Does a child of two illegal immigrants acquire US citizenship by being born in the US?

Yes. Originally, several of the legislative creators of the 14th amendment intended that the children of foreign citizens born in the US would NOT be US citizens. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." While the original drafters proposed the idea that foreign citizens were not "subject to the jurisdiction of the United States" and therefore their...
Asked in World War 2, Canada in WW2

How many Canadians died in World War 2?

Approximately 44,198 Canadians were killed in WWII.
Asked in World War 2, Canada in WW2, Cold War

What important changes happened in post-World War 2 Canada?

== == A large number of the returning military vets took advantage of the FREE University education that was offered to them by the Canadian Government. That significantly increased the number of professional degree holders who went on to become the Doctors, Engineers and others who contributed to boom in Canada throughout the 50's and 60's. Another factor was the huge increase in births, from 1946 to 1960, as those same Vets fathered a record number of kids, all of whom would...
Asked in D-Day, Australia in WW2, Canada in WW2

How many Australians died on D-Day?

Not many, relative to other Allied losses, especially American. According to D-Day.org: "Most of the 1,100 officers and men of the Royal Australian Volunteer Naval Reserve taking part in Operation Neptune on D-Day served aboard British ships or as commanders of several landing flotillas and motor torpedo boats. Approximately 11,000 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) officers and men served with Royal Air Force (RAF) or RAAF squadrons for every phase of D-Day. Australia also provided 15 percent of the 1136 aircraft committed by...
Asked in Canada in WW2, Japan in WW2, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Demographics

Why do people die?

We die naturally. Our bodies become physically incapable to work at a certain age, usually around 70 years old. Some people will have their bodies shut down at an earlier age, some people later. Sicknesses play a huge part in death, too. We die usually of old age, but other reasons like murder and sickness can lead to death also. There are other natural (but abnormal) causes of death, too, like cancer. Around 20% of people develop cancer - although not...
Asked in World War 2, Canada in WW2

Why was conscription necessary and unnecessary in Canada during World War 2?

Conscription was necessary in the sense that Canada needed to conscript soilders in order to have a big enough army as the allied forces. Canad's army was whitering down therfore they needed more members to be in the army. Prime minister Mackenzie King created the NRMA which conscripted soilders to provide defense on the homefront. This outraged Francaphones however please anglaphones. ...
Asked in World War 2, Canada in WW2

Did Canada have conscription in world war 2?

No, although some people have stated that they had, research showed that young men stood in line for hours to volunteer and sign up. Thank God that they did, so many of those men gave their lives to help liberate Europe especially in Holland where they are honoured every year. God bless every one of them!! ...
Asked in Korean War, Canada in WW2, Statistics

How many Canadians participated in the Korean war?

More than 27,000 Canadians fought in the Korean War, and 516 Canadians lost their lives. All together 26,791 Canadians served in the Korean War, with 1,558 casualties. 516 Canadian's are listed in the Korea Book of Remembrance for their sacrifice. A complete history of Canadian Forces in the Korean War can be found at the link below. ...