Impact of the Second World War on Canadian Economic Development World War Two: The Transition in Canadian Economic Development While all periods in history are obviously transitional periods, as dominant social or political paradigms that define one era blend into those of the next, it may be argued with some validity that in terms of Canadian economic history, the period of the World War Two marked a critical transition in the development of the Canadian economy. This paper will advance the thesis that World War Two represents a major transition period in the development of the Canadian economy because the preeminent necessity of a total war economy led to: (1) an end to the unprecedented economic recession of the Great Depression; and...The end:
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