We’ll take a brief time out from our confederation talk to look at Canada’s contributions to war, especially early on. We’ve been very lucky and have never had any kind of real armed conflict in Canada since we became a nation, but we’ve definitely participated in wars around the world.
Here are some things that I would like you to consider and explain in a new document today. Write out your answers to the best of your ability. This isn’t LA class so I’m not all that worried about grammar and spelling, just your ideas. Please answer as clearly and completely as you can and EXPLAIN yourself:
1) If wars never seem to happen in Canada, why do we bother participating? We’re not directly in danger, so why fight?
2) Why is it often seen as our responsibility to help? Why do we feel like we should fight?
3) What would happen if we didn’t fight? What possible consequences or effects could there be if we didn’t fight?
4) What good can come from war? We know that it’s dangerous and terrible and should be avoided, but what possible benefits could a war have?