Obasan Historical Context

This Study Guide consists of approximately 60 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Obasan.
This section contains 968 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Obasan Study Guide

Canada is a large and sparsely populated country and a member of the British Commonwealth and NAFTA. It is generally seen throughout the world as a relatively neutral, and therefore non-threatening, nation. However, the tales of Amerindian and Inuit removals and the internment of Canadians with Japanese ancestry in World War II remain whispered tales. Also, Canada's recent skirmishes with European countries, especially Spain, over fishing area hints at larger environmental faults.

Canada's constitution is surprisingly new and unsettled. After steadily gaining nominal independence, discussion of rescinding the British North America Act began in 1927 as the first step toward making Canada independent. Limbo existed until 1981, when the Constitution Act was passed under the Liberal Prime Minister Plerre Trudeau. The Act was in turn accepted by Queen Elizabeth II in the following spring. This effectively replaced the British North American Act as the working document of the Canadian...

(read more from the Historical Context section)

This section contains 968 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Obasan Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
Obasan from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.