Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Canadian Experience
No country was immune to the Great Depression, but each country certainly had its own unique experience with the economic turmoil of the 1920s and 1930s. Canada's geography made it an interesting case--while it was immediately involved in World War I because of its political connections to Great Britain, it was immune to the physical calamities of the war.
Based on your perception of the reading, how are Canada's experiences with the Great Depression different? What does it have to do with Canada's political structure? How about geography? How effectively does William Lloyd Mackenzie King address the early problems of the economic downturn prior to losing the election in 1930?
(as for the picture above, I just couldn't help myself...)