WWI controversies + definitions

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White man's war

-aboriginal and african-canadians weren't allowed to serve in the king's army until 1945.

-reason was "because they may be mistreated in war camps"


War measures act

-Germans and Austrians went to jail, and property was taken until end of war

-Immigrants from enemy countries had to register with police


Conscription crisis

-Law was made where you had to join the army

-didn't take first born son, etc at first, but this was disregarded later on

-people didn't want to fight britan's war


Both of these were factors contributing to WWI


-believing one's country is superior 


-development of industries on a wide scale

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