Canadian-Soviet Relations Between the World Wars by Aloysius Balawyder

By Aloysius Balawyder

This examine, according to files only in the near past made to be had, examines Canada’s family members with the Soviet Union among the 1st and moment international wars. It exhibits how Canada’s coverage in the direction of Russia used to be prompted through the commercial and overseas regulations of significant Britain, via the progressive guidelines of the Comintern, by means of fiscal pressures inside of Canada and the Soviet Union, and through pressures from political and ethnic teams inside of Canada. Professor Balawyder explores the connection among the Communist celebration of Canada and the Russian Comintern, and reviews the consequences of the actions of Canadian Communists on Canada’s political and advertisement dealings with Russia. 

these drawn to Canada’s overseas family and within the background of left-wing political teams in Canada will locate this booklet an enormous contribution to a box of research lengthy neglected. 

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388. H. J. Doherty, 5 March 1918, Borden Papers, ANGLO-SOVIET TRADE A G R E E M E N T 27 government if such legislation were enacted. 22 Much to Rowell's delight the ban against the Social Democratic party was lifted. It remained unchanged, however, against the other socialist groups for the duration of the war. Besides the voluminous reports of Cahan and Caudon on Bolshevik and iww activities in Canada, Ottawa received equally disturbing reports from abroad. Early in December, Borden, who was in London, notified the acting prime minister, Sir Thomas White, that the Bolshevik regime in Russia was attempting to spread its doctrines to Germany, Switzerland, the Scandinavian countries, France, Italy, and Great Britain.

65 A few volunteers did remain with the British units, but these left Siberia in the fall of 1919 when Great Britain withdrew her forces. Because the Canadians had departed from Siberia, Borden insisted that those in northern Russia also be withdrawn. In March 1919, the British War Office promised Ottawa that Canadian forces at Archangel would be withdrawn as soon as the port was open for navigation, but on 30 April Borden was informed that they could not leave until late summer or autumn. On 18 May Borden sent a strongly worded letter to 52 Robert W.

7 Lenin appealed to the International Proletariat, intimating that 'the Soviet republic of workers and peasants expects that help from the toilers, from the industrial workers 3 Address of Dr Nansen of Norway to the League of Nations Assembly, League of Nations — Records of the Third Assembly Plenary Meetings, vol. i (Geneva, 1922), 594 Quoted in XJ. H. Fisher, Soviet Russia and the West (Stanford, 1957), P-76. H. Fisher, The Famine in Soviet Russia, 1919-1923 (New York, 1927), p. 235. 6 Quoted in Eudin and Fisher, Soviet Russia and the West, p.

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