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what are the 6 main post war issues?

full reestablishment
the Spanish flu
disability pension
shell shock (PTSD)
demobilization
repatriation camps

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full reestablishment
by the end of the war, when were most Canadians expected to be sent home?

6 months

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full reestablishment
once home, what did veterans have to deal with?

adjusting to civilian life while the government did little to repay them

4

full reestablishment
what happened to disabled veterans and their families?

they were left in poverty

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full reestablishment
what happened to women once soldiers returned?

they had to reexamine their roles in society

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the Spanish flu
when did the Spanish flu occur?

spring of 1918

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the Spanish flu
what was the flu capable of?

killing its victim in a few days

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the Spanish flu
how many people died in WWI within 4 years?

14M

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the Spanish flu
how many people died from the flu within a few months?

100M

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the Spanish flu
what happened to returning soldiers?

many came home to find friends and family dead; many became ill themselves

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disability pension
regardless of a veteran's ______________, the government did not help disabled veterans and their families living in poverty

income before the war

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disability pension
what were the disability pensions based off of?

wages of unskilled workers

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disability pension
what was the belief of the government regarding returning soldiers?

soldiers had become accustomed to being cared for and having everything done for them (in the hospital)- not providing pensions was an incentive for disabled veterans to seek employment

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disability pension
veterans who qualified for pensions received __% of a full pension

25

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disability pension
how did widows qualify for survivor's pension?

demonstrate need, remain unmarried, prove they are worthy of a pension

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shell shock
what were veterans told regarding their PTSD?

they received no support-
"a manifestation of childishness and femininity"

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shell shock
what did returning veterans have to put up with at home?

complaints about "Meatless Fridays" and "Fuelless Mondays"

18

demobilization
rather than immediately bringing troops home, when was demobilization planned?

in the spring

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demobilization
what were some difficulties of bringing soldiers home?

railways were worn from use in the war, ports would freeze in winter, Halifax's port had not yet recovered from the explosion in 1917

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demobilization
what did businesses and unions plan to do and why?

fix the economy in the meantime to better absorb soldiers in the spring

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repatriation camps
what was the function of these camps?

returning soldiers to their country

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repatriation camps
what happened to Canadian troops in the camps?

they lost their patience and rioted throughout the spring of 1919

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repatriation camps
what happened as a result of the riots?

the government brought almost all the troops home by the summer

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