Simonenko Ekaterina Sergeevna, Candidate of historical sciences, associate professor, the department of historical education, School of Education, Far Eastern Federal University (35 Nekrasova street, Ussuriisk, Russia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Background. The paper is devoted to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The aim of this work is to analyze Henry Bourassa’s publicistic activity at the initial stage of the First World War. The paper is a logical continuation of the previous topic, devoted to the study of the opinion of the “Father of the Franch-Canadian nationalism” Henri Bourassa on the entry of Canada into the First World War.
Materials and methods. The paper examines the Bourassa’s works “The Foreign Policy of Great Britain” and “Duty of Canada at the Present Hour”, and historical works, where his publications were analyzed. Historical-genetic method is used to study of formation Bourassa’s political and nationalist views. Historical modelling has allowed to reconscruct A. Bourassa’a French-Canadian nationalism theory.
Results. The paper examines the Bourassa’s works “The Foreign Policy of Great Britain” and “Duty of Canada at the Present Hour”. Was researched the genesis of Bourassa’s political and nationalist views, was reconstructed the Bourassa’s French-Canadian nationalism theory.
Conclusions. Nationalism A. Bourassa was a Patriotic. He loved Canada and wanted to protect its interests. Canada could determine its foreign policy itself and to decide the degree of participation in the First World War. It could support the Mother country, but under certain conditions and in a limited way. Canada had to protect its own interests, maintain its national identity and the nation’s unity.
history of Canada, First World War, Great War, French Canada, Quebec, French Canadian nationalism, Henri Bourassa
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