Soviet spy Igor Gouzenko defects to Canada and exposes a Russian spy ring in Canada
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is created as a military defense alliance
Canada sends 27, 000 troops to the Korean War in a United Nations-supported military action.
Lester Pearson becomes Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations. http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/pub/photos/pearson.jpg
First U.N. peacekeeping troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents war.
Lester Pearson won the election in 1957.
Diefenbaker’s Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project. https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/gta/2013/01/03/avro_arrow_lost_models_draw_arrowheads_to_search_lake_relentlessly/avro0003.jpeg
The U.S. and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war.
Canada participates in a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Cyprus in Europe.
Pearson criticized Operation Rolling Thunder, a bombing campaign of north
Vietnam, at a university speech in Philadelphia.
Trudeau’s government officially recognizes Communist China. http://canada-coldwartimeline.wikispaces.com/file/view/trudeauchina.gif/333950852/399x411/trudeauchina.gif
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist Cuba.
The East and West Berlin united again.
Canada sends troops to support the U.S. in the Gulf War against Iraq.
Soviet Union dissolves into 15 countries.
The leader of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began to invade its surrounding countries.
Civil war and chaos in Haiti: Canada sends soldiers and later police.
Two groups of people which are very similar to each other started fighting. One group of people came to power and then started to order ordinary people to kill their neighbors. Mass killing started between everyone. http://www.jackpicone.com/data/photos/674_1jp_rwanda_scaler_16.jpg