We all know that war has a severe affection on every nation on the globe, however, there are only two countries that never lose a war in the world. Those two are Australia and Canada.
Conflict Against Revolutionaries
Canada is famous for its politeness and civility, and yet time and again Canada has proven that it can be quite ferocious in battle.
Earning its independence in the second half of the 19th century, Canada very quickly found itself in conflict against revolutionaries. One of those revolutionaries was Louis Riel. He fought for the rights of the natives as the new Canadian Confederacy pushed its influence out into tribal lands. He ultimately led two unsuccessful rebellions against Canadian forces. The Battle of Loon Lake during the North-West Rebellion was the last battle to ever occur on Canadian soil.
Assisted Britain During The Wars – Countries That Never Lose A War
In 1899, Britain asked Canada for assistance during the Second World War taking place in South Africa. Though Canada was technically a free nation, it had always enjoyed its freedom with the very heavy implication that it would still support Britain if need be. The Canadian population was split on the topic of supporting Britain. But finally, about 8,000 troops would be sent to assist the British in South Africa.
The Boer Wars, also known as the Farmers Wars, took place between British forces and white farmers who were descendants of original British colonists in South Africa.
During the second conflict, fighting started over Britain’s exploitation of gold reserves in the region. Meanwhile, the South African farmers felt they deserved some share by virtue of this being their land. Britain, not in the habit of sharing anything with its colonists, rebutted the South African argument by shooting a bunch of people. Ultimately the war would be successful for the British and their Canadian allies.
While Britain was engaged in an arms race with Germany just before the First World War, it leaned on Canada again for help in maintaining its navy. Canada, which had no navy of its own, faced very divisive internal politics over the issue. It felt that Britain could well go mind its own business and support its own navy with its own money. In a compromise, Canada decided that it would not directly finance the British navy. Instead, it would build one of its own and Britain could assume direct control over it in time of war.
Joined In The European Battlefield
When Europe kicked off its 20th-century tradition of waging world war, Canadian forces were immediately pulled into the conflict as Canada was still subservient to Britain. This didn’t exactly go well with many Canadians. They supposed that they had no stake in a conflict taking place on the other side of the world. Despite that, over half a million Canadians were sent to war anyways. Towards the end of the fighting, Canada even sent a small force to aid allied efforts in bringing an end to the Russian Civil War.
Canada was once more embroiled in European wars two decades later and joined the Second World War just one week after France and Britain declared war. Canadian pilots helped defend Britain during the Battle of Britain, and its infantry fought both in Europe and in the Pacific theater, where they were initially defeated by the Japanese in China.
Closely Allied With The U.S. – Countries That Never Lose A War
The greatest Canadian contribution however was to the Battle of the Atlantic. In this battle, Canadian ships fought side by side with the British and the Americans against the Nazi submarine fleet.
During the Cold War, Canada closely allied with the U.S. cementing an alliance that holds to this day. And it makes the North American continent the safest in the world. Realizing that Canada was unable to fight conflicts alone, Canada very quickly adapted a policy of multilateralism, wherein its military efforts would be a part of a larger coalition of nations. During the First Gulf War, Canada was quick to join the U.S. in its efforts against Iraq.
To this day, Canada remains undefeated in war, and conflict has not touched its shores since the 19th century.
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