Conditions on the Front

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Hi Friend,

Great to hear from you! I’ve been waiting a long time and I am very happy to finally open my mail and see it’s from you! Hopefully the war will be over soon enough so I can come home to see you and my other loved ones. I didn’t realize all that was going on at home and although i’m in the war, it seems pretty difficult to comprehend over at home. I believe from what I have heard from a few of the guys at the base that the economy at home hasn’t been doing so well. I heard that schools have been closing down due to scarcity as well as the supply of items such as butter and sugar have been limited. Not only have resources been scarce, but I heard about the harsh hitting income tax. I guess now that i’m done with what I have heard i will tell you a little bit about how it’s been going over here. The war conditions are continually changing and we are always having to be able to adjust due to certain circumstances. The war in the air is very complex in a sense that that you need to almost do a figure 8 shape in order to take out the enemies. The guns are on the front of the plane and it is to hard to use a planted gun and steer the plane at the same time. The objective is to get behind the other plane to be able to shoot them down. Planes are also used to drop bombs on enemies territory. Moving on I will tell you about my purpose in the war, by war at sea. Battle at sea is rough, there are illnesses we face as well as the rough waters. We conquest to attack enemies. On course, sometimes we need to figure out how to get around an allied ship usually meaning steer to the right, but not always does this happen. Miscommunication can cause the ships to crash but this doesn’t occur too often. Lastly, the war front on the land takes place constructed by a commander. Our strategy is to usually fire cannons trying to take out the enemy followed by a line of infantry to push afterwards. Now that I have explained a few ways of battle, let me tell you about a recent battle, the battle of Ypres. This took place on April 22, 1915 where Canadian troops were moved into the city of Ypres. The Canadians who were allied with the British, formed a concave bend to get to the Germans strategically. The German’s objective during this war was to remove the “Salient”. The Germans had released 160 tons of chlorine gas although it was illegal at the time. This forced the Canadians to find a way to avoid the gas. They tried to continue and push towards the Germans, but they only made it around 3.5 kilometers where they dug a trench and waited there. Although the final outcome had nearly 1.7 million causalities from both sides of the war, Canada was finally seen as a formidable fighting force, and they were congratulated by a message by the Prime Minister. I hope you see how tough the war truly is and hope you had the time to read this whole message. Stay safe, lots of love.


Your Friend

Causes of WWI

1. Identify the Countries:

A) Serbia
B) Austria
C) Russia
D) Germany
E) France
F) Britain

2. Alliances:

First off, Serbia gains help from Russia. They form an alliance and Russia helps them during the war. When Russia and Germany’s treaty had ended, Russia sided with Britain and France forming a “triple entente”. Germany and Austria work together to eliminate France.

3. Nationalism:

The Balkans tried supporting Bosnia by fighting trying to separate them from Austria-Hungary. Their main objective was the become an independent country.

4. Imperialism:

3 countries strived to claim land in many places but a main hit was Africa. These countries were France, Germany, and Britain. Access to this land was imperative for military and ability to access to Mediterranean for naval forces.

5. Militarism:

Between Germany and Britain, they wanted more power than each other. So, they spent as much money as they could to improve their military. Britain was power hungry and built their military so strong that it was better than 2 countries total. This started a chain reaction in which other countries tried to keep up by promoting and improving their military as well.

6. Sequence of Events:

A) The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by the terrorist organization “Black Hand”. Austria wants to gain access to Serbia for information, but their request is denied.
B) On July 28, 1914 war was declared between Serbia and Austria.
C) Serbia gains military support from Russia during the war.
D) Austria gains military support from Germany who joins the declared war.
E) France is after Germany and wants mobilization.
F) The French get support from the British. Due to the triple entente, Britain was only able to defend during the war.

7. Analysis:

A) This represents Serbia’s perspective as well as the perspective on the “Triple Entente” between France, Germany, and Britain.
B) The first country is depicted as a child shown as a small figure because Serbia itself is a small country who gradually needs help.
C) Personally, the meaning of the title to me is sarcastic because it is most definitely not “a chain of friendship”. These countries all create new problems leading to war on each other and requiring support from other countries.

Water Conservation

1.Explain why water conservation is necessary in Canada.

– Conserving water in Canada is necessary because it can be used for a renewable water source. Although we have a ton of water and take it for granted, other countries are not as fortunate as us. By conserving water not only will our supply last longer, but we could help countries in need. Water is essential to every country on earth. From growing plants, feeding animals, and for human consumption we wouldn’t be able to survive without our vast supply of water. We have one of the cleanest water sources on Earth and we need to sustain that. Water will only last so long being such a clean source.

2. Video:

Pros and Cons of energy sources

Type of Energy Pros and Cons

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Cars Pros and Cons – Benefits & Problems

– Multi engine power
– No emission test required
– Its quiet and durable
– When the battery runs out gas kicks in
– Less work required
– Less pollution

– Not all hybrids are equal
– Weak 12 volt battery
– Lower mileage for car
– Rising gas price increases hybrids prices as well


– Considered environmentally friendly and causes less pollution
– Geothermal reservoirs are renewable
– Great for cooling and heating
– Available everywhere

– Geothermal power plants in extreme can cause earthquakes
– Very location specific
– Heavy upfront costs with this product
– Only sustainable if reservoirs are properly managed.


7 Pros and Cons of Wind Energy

– Can be built on existing farms
– Rapid growth and huge future potential
– It uses modern technology
– Extra savings for land owners
– Renewable source
– Cost effective
– Clean source of power

– Threat to wildlife
– Wind reliability, only works when wind occurs
– Noise and visible pollution
– Safety of people
– Only suitable in certain locations
– Takes a lot of open area


– It is very cheap and affordable
– Always constant power as water is always moving
– Its clean as it uses water as its fuel
– Can be customizable to fit certain locations

– Droughts, when low water levels occur and generate as much energy
– Can prevent fish from moving upstream
– High construction cost to build the hydroelectric power plant


Pros and Cons of Biomass Energy

– Biomass energy is renewable
– Dependency on fossil fuels is reduced
– Doesn’t produce carbon fumes
– Is widely available all over the world
– Can be used in many forms of organic matter
– Helps reduce wastes

– It is not always totally cleaned when it is burned
– It can also lead to deforestation as wood is a major source for biomass energy


– Solar energy is renewable
– It is very abundant
– Environmentally friendly
– Sustainable
– Reduces electricity costs
– Good availability
– Low maintenance, is silent

– Is very expensive
– Intermittent
– Associated with pollution
– Energy storage is also expensive
– Requires a lot of space
– Exotic materials

Solutions to Poverty

1. Topa J Islamic P School from Uganda

2. The unique thing about this schools situation is that this school does not have access to consistently clean water. Since there water isn’t clean they use all their current money for firewood where they burn it to boil their water to get rid of bacteria. They are willing to pay back their loan through student fees which is collected after every term.

3. The money is going towards a installing and maintaining a UV water filtration system that is accessible by all students and staff members. The water tank can store up to 750 Litres of water which is enough for their school daily.

4. This loan is risky because they are going to pay us back using money from student fees they recieve at the end of a term. It is going towards a great cause. Helping kids maintain a clean water source which allows them to stay healthy. Without this system they can catch water-borne diseases which take away from their time at school and also prevents them from being able to concentrate.

Defining Poverty

1. The problems with measuring poverty can differentiate from different people’s opinions. The standard of living is the way a person lives in a community. The size of the person’s house, the items, and the price all account for the standard of living. The problem with measuring the standard of living is that people have different perspectives from different countries. From the U.S. they may see an expensive house in Bolivia and assume that they are living in poverty as they are much wealthier in the U.S. Relative poverty is where people don’t have the necessary income to keep their standard of living high. Although people find this easy to measure there are always errors in people’s assumptions. Absolute poverty is where people can’t maintain basic human needs such as shelter, food, and water. HDI is a statistical life expectancy based on standard of living, health, and education.

2. Personally, the best way to measure poverty in Canada and the world is by using absolute poverty because it is easier to represents the whole population of the country and the world better than the other options.

China’s Policy

1. Personally, I believe that the answer is yes. China is a very overpopulated country where personal space is even an issue. By implementing a one child policy per family it enables their countries populations growth to slow down. Where eventually there will be more space and even job opportunities.

2. In certain situations I do believe this is fair. Many families had the ability to control their family size and many abused this privilege by have a lot of kids which leads to overpopulation in the long run. Chinese families seem to reproduce many children and with this one child policy it will enable their country to control growth. Also, it can be unfair in the fact that giving birth is a personal choice and families should have that right.

3. The policy worked so well that now there are less people able to take care of the seniors. This is what lead to them removing the policy.

For question 1, a counter argument that best fits would be that India managed to maintain a balanced population without implementing a one child policy. India and china are relatively close in population although India’s area is not quite as big.

For question 2, the argument remains the same. China’s one child policy is fair to the citizens because without it, it would cause a population spike in their country affecting them more.

For question 3, lowering the population is key and is bad because by doing this, there is a possibility to lower carbon dioxide levels and therefore could lower the population.