A century ago in Pas-de-Calais, France, the First World War waged its terror. The two main combatants in this period from April 9-12 were the powerful Germans and the ambitious Canadians. Germany at this point had buried itself within the borders of France and waged a vicious assault on the allies. The purpose of the battle was for the Canadians to regain control of an escarpment ridge from the Germans. Continue reading
E-International Relations is an online academic source for free high quality texts on a variety of topics. I was very impressed when I stumbled onto their collection. The subject matter covers a wide scope of international relations including ongoing situations in the Middle East, the conflict in Ukraine, and on Climate Change. Continue reading
Canada in 2017 will be turning 150. For Canada’s centennial the country had incredible displays of art, theatre, performance, and spectacle. The country united and stood proud. In less than 100 days, our pride and strength will shine through yet again.
The 2016 US presidential elections are polarized, controversial, destabilizing, and nothing new. The 2016 election is in many respects a mirror image of the 1964 elections. Today’s leading Republican shares notable similarities with the former 1964 Republican frontrunner Barry Goldwater. Continue reading
This article will analyze the events of the 1956 Suez Crisis and describe the significance of Canada and Lester Pearson. The Suez Crisis was a series of events involving Egypt nationalizing the Suez Canal that instigated a period of imbalance, warfare, political upheaval, and international tension. This paper argues that Lester Pearson of Canada was the leading figure in solving the Suez Crisis, and in doing so, ushered in a new era of Canadian diplomacy and international peace keeping. Continue reading
The purpose of this paper is to answer how and why did Vietnamese revolutionaries such as Ho Chi Minh adopt Communism to shape the nationalist movement for independence, and furthermore, what the key turning points were in this process. This paper will demonstrate that multiple factors influenced the rise of Communism in Vietnam. Continue reading
While following the US presidential election, it’s easy to notice the parallels between Donald Trump’s election campaign and those of other right wing authoritarian leaders. Trump as a candidate has demonstrated a complete overhaul of the right wing Republican Party and has shaken the GOP into disarray. In this article, I will focus on Trump’s actions as a leader, and specifically a trend in both the US and in Europe towards a rebirth of authoritarianism, populism, and fascism.