The United Nations is created in San Francisco. It is made up by fifty-one countries, including Canada. The main goal of the UN is to maintain world peace and security.
A Soviet spy Igor Gouzenko detacted from Soviet Union to Canada to discouver the secrets of the atomic bomb but charged by the RCMP to the trail.
NATO is a military alliance made by western European nations and it established the warsaw pact in 1955 to prevent a surprise attack.
Korea is divided in two parts, North communists and South democratic. The North invades South and U.N. respond by sending troops to cease the war. It is a peacemaking.
Lester Pearson become Canada's ambassador to the United Nations
Egypt takes over the Suez canal from British/French inverstors. That increase the tension between those countries. Pearson send troops to mediate the between rival countries to ease another cruel war. (first U.N peacekeepig)
Avro arrow is a state of art supersonic jet aircraft. The Diefanbaker's government cancelled it due to various reasons.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union come closer of the nuclear war.
Canada particaipates UN peacekeeping mission to Cyprus.
Vietnam was divided into North(communist), South( capitalist). U.S bombed the North Vietnam, but finally in 1975, the country was under communist rule.
East/West Berlin became reunited with the demolishing of the Berlin wall.
Canada send troops to support US in the Gulf war against Iraq.
Canada troops turtured and killed a teenager from Somalia who was wondering in Canadian base, It was a shadow cast on Canada's reputation.
It was a conflict between three ethnic groups, the Serbs, Croats and Muslims. It was part of the break-up of Yugoslavia with about 57700 soldiers killed.
Canada sends soldiers and later police
It was a failure of UN. The Canadian major general Dallaire made a plan to halt the killing. But the UN didn’t pay attention to it and didn’t provide military forces. The result was about a million people were killed in a couple of days.