Conscription Crisis


Background Information

The Conscription Crisis started in Canada during WW1 and worked it's way through WW2. The Conscription Crisis was mainly caused by a disagreement between the English Canadians and the French Canadians on who should be conscripted to fight in WW1.

What Is Conscription Crisis?

Conscription; a plan created by the government to force citizens to join the armed forces. It is a recruiting system that ranks by age, usually between the ages of 25 to 40 and as a rule only men. In the country of Canada conscription was voted on in the House of Commons.

Why Did Citizens Have To Take Part In Conscription Crisis?

If the citizens didn't take part in the Conscription they would be put/thrown in jail. Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of eligible citizens for military service.

How Many Soldiers Were Conscripted Into WW1 Died?

There is no exact number on how many of the Canadian soldiers that died in WW1 were conscripted into the war. I'm sure you can imagine that there were lots of soldiers that died in WW1. To be exact, 17 million people died and out of that, 11 million were military personal and 7 million were civilians. A good percentage of those were conscripted into WW1. There were also about 20 million people wounded.

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