The United States is created in San Francisco. Canada is one of the original members to sign the Charter. The original goal of the UN was to prevent another global conflict like World War II
Soviet Spy Ring
Soviet spy Igor Gouzenko defects to Canada and exposes a Russian spy ring to the government in Canada
NATO was created
NATO, which is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is created as a military defense alliance because Russia and its allies created fear. In response, the Eastern Bloc countries sign Warsaw Pact in 1955.
1950 - 1953
Canada sends 27,000 troops to the Korean War in a United Nations-supported military action which was peace-making.
Lester Pearson as a ambassador
Lester Pearson becomes Canada's ambassador to the United Nations.
Suez, Egypt: First U.N peacemaking troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents war.
Lester Pearson wins the Nobel Peace Prize because of his suggestion for peacemaking in Suez and Egypt.
Avro Arrow Project
The Avro Arrow is a state of the art supersonic jet aircraft. Prime Minister Diefenbaker's Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis is when the U.S and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war. Prime Minister Diefenbaker preferred that the United Nations send a fact finding mission to Cuba, and he implied that he did not believe the U.S photographs.
Peacemaking in Cyprus
Canada participates in a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Cyprus. Cyprus is the third largest and third most popular island in the Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece
1965 - 1973
Prime Minister Pearson thought whether the peasants Vietnam were communists,
New foreign policy
Trudeau's government officially recognizes Communist China instead of Taiwan.
Visit Communist China
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist China on a peace mission
Visit Communist Cuba
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist Cuba
Berlin Wall comes down
Berlin Wall comes down, this means that the East German and West Germany became one Germany again,
Soviet Union collapsed
Soviet Union divided into 15 countries.
Canada as a peacekeeper
Canada sends troops to support the U,S. in the Gulf War against Iraqi as a peacekeeper
Bosnia and Croatia
1992 - 1995
The war was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Croatia. As a Peacemaker, Canada and the United Nation had failed to control the situation.
Members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment arrested a Somalia teenager found wandering in the Canadian base camp. The teen was tortured and beaten to death. And this happened to tarnish Canada's Peacekeeping reputation,
Civil war and chaos in Haiti
1992 - 1997
Canada sends soldiers and later police
1994 - 1995
A massive wave of killing in Rwanda. About million people including women, old people and babies had died within a few weeks