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Today Is Rememberance Day In Canada.

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November 11, 2013 – Comments (4)

Rememberance Day ( a.k.a Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is held in Canada and Commonwealth Nations on the 11nth day of November every year and is equivalent to Memorial Day (f.k.a Decoration Day) held in the United States on the Final Monday of May every year.

World War 2 started in September 1,1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Britain and France declared war on the Third Reich. Canada joined Britain and France on September 10, 1939. China was defending territory and at war with Empire Japan much earlier in 1937. The United States continued trade with all sides like selling information technology to the Third Reich, selling oil to Empire Japan and etc. Later on the United States placed an oil embargo on Empire Japan and they responded the oil embargo by bombing Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The next day United States entered World War 2 by declaring war on Empire Japan on December 8, 1941 and the Third Reich declared war on the United States later in support of its Empire Japan ally.

The war in Afghanistan began in October 7, 2001 with Operation Enduring Freedom consisting of U.S. armed forces, Britain armed forces, and Afghan Alliance in response to September 11, 2001 attacks on World Trade Towers and Pentagon. Canada from the start sent Joint 2 Task Force commandoes to do secret missions under ally command and later on the following year sent more regulars with a larger and more dangerous role in Afghanistan. In 2003 NATO Forces assumed International Security Assistance Force.

Finally, all in all we must remember the people who fought in any wars and understand the aftermath on all sides as citizens and soldiers.

 

 

 

4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Mary953 (76.45) wrote:

+1 and I have linked your post to my own thank you to our troops.  I appreciate the knowledge as I did not know about Remembrance Day.  It is difficult to know the holidays in other countries, but I am grateful to those members of the armed forces of our allies.  

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#2) On November 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM, Krazy8s (< 20) wrote:

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It is interesting that you brought up an angle that the United States Oil embargo on Imperial Japan brought United States into the Second World War by triggering a retaliation from Imperial Japan.

Long before oil was discovered in the middle east and when the United Emirates were still nomads, United States was the world's top producer and exporter of oil. Technically United States was fuelling the Second World War on all sides. Nazi Germany declares war on the United states on December 11, 1941 about 3 days after the United States declared war on Imperial Japan. So technically if Nazi Germany declares war with the United States that instantly cuts off oil supply from the world's top oil source.

So to get to my point, in conclusion the reason Nazi Germany broke the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact signed on August 23, 1939 and invaded Russia in June 22, 1941 was Germany's close proximity to vast untapped oil basins in Russia. Invading Russia was believed to be the turning point of the Second World ar in the decline of Nazi Germany. I wonder what the outcome of Second World War would be if Nazi Germany didn't invade Russia and drilled oil from the North Sea? 

 

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#3) On November 15, 2013 at 8:47 AM, 2trpop (94.11) wrote:

Appreciate the post - made me realize how little I know about Canada's contributions in WW2.  Can anyone recommend a good book that would bring me some perspective?

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#4) On November 16, 2013 at 4:03 PM, valunvesthere (< 20) wrote:

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Thank you

comment #2

Interesting

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If you visit Canada their libraries got book sections of military and peace keeping histories that Canada has been involved in. Also you could purchase new or used books at book stores.

 

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