Soviet spy Igor Gouzenko defects to Canada and exposes a Russian spy ring in Canada
NATO is created
April 4, 1949
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is created as a military defense alliance
Canada's peacekeeping in Korea
1950 - 1953
Canada sends 27, 000 troops to the Korean War in a United Nations-supported military action.
Lester Pearson becomes ambassador
Lester Pearson becomes Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations.
Suez Canal Crisis
First U.N. peacekeeping troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents war.
Lester Pearson becomes Prime minister
Lester Pearson won the election in 1957.
the Avro Arrow Project got cancelled
Diefenbaker’s Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project.
Cuban missile crisis
The U.S. and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war.
Canada peacekeeping mission in Cyprus
Canada participates in a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Cyprus in Europe.
1965 - 1973
Pearson criticized Operation Rolling Thunder, a bombing campaign of north
Vietnam, at a university speech in Philadelphia.
Communist China is recognized by Canada
Trudeau’s government officially recognizes Communist China.
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist Cuba
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist Cuba.
Berlin Wall comes down
The East and West Berlin united again.
Canada's peacekeeping mission in the Gulf War
Canada sends troops to support the U.S. in the Gulf War against Iraq.
Separation of Soviet Union
Soviet Union dissolves into 15 countries.
Bosnia and Croatia
1992 - 1995
The leader of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began to invade its surrounding countries.
Civil war in Haiti
1993 - 1997
Civil war and chaos in Haiti: Canada sends soldiers and later police.
1994 - 1995
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.