Khadeer, World War 1

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In the first World War, many Canadian soldiers lined up to volunteer to fight in the war which, to us Canadians 100 years later, seemed to have so little to do with them. It is often asked, why did so many young men volunteer to go to a war that had so little to do with them? The simple answer, is that they believed it did have a lot to do with them. There were many tactics used by the Empire to enforce the idea that it was their duty to enlist in the war. By using propaganda posters, peer pressure, and many other tactics, they brainwashed them to believe that they were fighting for God, for their family, for their country and for their empire. In the next few slides, I will be explaining some of the tactics the government used to enlist as many people as possible in the war.