Bringing canada millitary back is almost like giving up on what we had to do there. Things arent over with there.weve put alot of money into this and just giving up now without finishing what we came for? Its a great thing but maybe instead of so many people coming at once it should be gradualy
I thonk it shows that we want to help make things right, but im not sure if was is the right way. We should also take care of our own citizens and focus on them more. In Afghanistan Im not sure if we helped things or made it worse. I just hope they figure things out now and reflect and thier past decitions. We may be a "peaceful and free" country, but that doesnt mean it is all good forever and always.
I think it changed how we view ourselves as Canadians because we were over in Afghanistan for 13 years for war fare.
I think that this couDhave affected us in a good and bad way because when we were over in Afghanistan helping them restructure there country it could have given us a title as we want to control things but I think we helped a little bit because we helped revamp there government system so they aren't as influenced by the Taliban groups or even other groups like that. I think it could have changed our own view for ourselves by making it seem to others like we made a big difference
I believe that us Canadians have increased our positive identity with changing the afghan's point of view.
So yeah all these soilders are finnally out of there, and thats amazing! Like I know that they didnt fully accomplish absolutely everything we wanted but we did a bit. Now all the rest of people are finnally coming home! I think that the first nations would be pretty happy and healing hurts because as we know theyre living in super crappy conditions and their reserves are not the most awesome, and since we were pouring all our funds into this war they didnt have much on their own places. So now they will get a bit more attension on their own problems.
Personally, on the matter of how this affects the view on Canada as a whole, I believe we may have just sort of gained brownie points. We are known as such a peaceful place but now maybe people will realize that we acctually do stuff. So I think we just got more on our reputaion.
We as a country have a duty to stay up to date with foreign affairs in the world but we also have To keep our country up and running and deal with problems here our country's collective identity depends on how we handle our country and foreign affairs we are seen as a peaceful country and internally that may be but our military force is very strong and we can impact places we send it too many groups in Canada believe that we should spend less time and money on foreign military affairs but a question to consider if we did that is would we be as strong of a country in the worlds eyes if we did that or would we seem more vulnerable?
It's hard to say if we positively or negatively impacted Afghanistan, it's been to soon to tell. With time we will be able to tell. I don't think to affected our "image" of being Canadians that much... In fact I don't think that a whole ton of people even care but for those that do care including myself I am really glad they are out, it was to long and we should have not been involved for that long
I think it has changed how we view ourselves as Canadians because we were in Afghanistan for 13 years for war fare.
I have very mixed feelings about he war, although I feel we helped and I feel we approached it right as opposed to the whole world police ideal where the USA sees something wrong and steps in no matter what. I feel that sometimes we just need to let a fire burn out although it is also dangerous to let it rage on. I also wonder it it was completely worth the money and men we spent on this war and if it really payed off so to speak. I feel as though many pacifist groups as well as pro-war groups agree with me and stand very undecided
The collective identity of Canadians has been effected by the afghan war greatly. Not only are we trying to spread humanitarian ideals throughout the world and somewhat have helped to change afghan, but we have also spent millions of dollars and lost 158 Canadian soldiers. I view our participation in the afghan war as a positive situation, because we HAVE helped to make Afghan a safe place for citizens. Other countries ideas about Canada has also been shaped by our participation in the Afghan war. Our country reflects that we care about humanitarian ideals and other countries should not have to suffer from terrorism or prosecution.
Different groups in Canada do have different opinions. Religious groups who are against war may not have been supportive about our participation.
13 years of war fare is a very long time. Canada is known as a very peacfull country, but our military force is very strong. I think that this has changed the view of Canada.
I don't think Canada's collective identity has really changed at all after the war in Afghanistan. Think that we are better people because of it because we helped them we set them straight we tried to open up schools we trained there police officers better and in general we improved things over there a lot. The only People who might disagree with this might be pacifists.
It's great that the soldiers are finally coming home. After all of this conflict and hard worked they deserve a rest. Yes, we didn't do everything that was talked about or that people wanted to get done but we/they did do something and as far as we know the things that did get accomplished could of had a huge affect on some else's life. I think that the people/groups that don't support violence are probably pretty happy that we are bring home all of these soldiers after so many years of violence.
I think we did help. Yes we had men who came back in caskets or wheel chairs or even different mind sts and illnesses but we gave afghani people HOPE!!!! They now believe that they can defend themselves,teach themselves,work on their own and heal themselves. They should be happy that
We helped them learn and defend themselves. We helped them survive on their own. Hope can do a lot of things. What if Canada was about to go through war and oppression? Not nly do we have the UN and British and many allies but even one friend can change the world. That friend is the afghan people. (I ran out of space for last entry had to make a new one)
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