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 Russian spy ring in Canada
Sept. 1945 - Feb. 1946
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.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO)
NATO is a military alliance made by western European nations and it established the warsaw pact in 1955 to prevent a surprise attack.
The Korean conflict
1950 - 1953
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.
Canada's new ambassador
Lester Pearson become Canada's ambassador to the United Nations
The Suez crisis
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)
Pearson--the leader of the liberal party in Canada
Cuban missile crisis
1959 - 1962
The U.S. and the Soviet Union come closer of the nuclear war.
The cancellation of the Avro arrow project
Avro arrow is a state of art supersonic jet aircraft. The Diefanbaker's government cancelled it due to various reasons.
Canada particaipates UN peacekeeping mission to Cyprus.
1965 - 1973
Vietnam was divided into North(communist), South( capitalist). U.S bombed the North Vietnam, but finally in 1975, the country was under communist rule.
Trudeau's government offically recognized China
Pierre Trudeau visits China
Pierre Trudeau visits Cuba
East/West Berlin became reunited with the demolishing of the Berlin wall.
1990 - 1991
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.
Bosnia and Croatia
April 6th, 1992 - Dec. 14th, 1995
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.
civil war and chaos in Halti
1993 - 1997
Canada sends soldiers and later police
1994 - 1995
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.