In WW1 we watched as Canada gradually became independant from Britain. Now, as a result of WW2 Canada established itself as a middle power, therefore taking a more active global role. Canada's trooops were recognized for their numerous contributions to the war. Their troops were made up of black and aboriginal peoples and this advanced the cause of civil rights in Canada. Canadians were also safer now that the Canadian government intervened more frequently, and their French English relations were only strained, not broken.