The United Nations is created in San Francisco to prevent global conflict and keep collective security.
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. This was a peacemaking.
Lester Pearson becomes Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations.
In response to NATO, the Eastern Bloc countries signs Warsaw Pact.
A war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, the war is also considered a Cold War-era proxy war.
Suez, Egypt: First U.N. peacekeeping troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents a war.
Lester Pearson wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in defusing the crisis.
Diefenbaker’s Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project.
It was the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
An intercommunal violence between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. Canada participates in a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Cyprus.
Trudeau’s government officially recognizes Communist China.
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist China on a peace mission.
Berlin Wall comes down, symbolizing the disbandment of Soviet Union.
Canada sends troops to support the U.S. in the Gulf War against Iraq. This action was peacemaking.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's religious conflicts lead to the outbreak of war.
A military scandal later dubbed "Canada's national shame". It peaked with the beating to death of a Somali teenager at the hands of two Canadian soldiers participating in humanitarian efforts in Somalia.
U.N. Tried to help but failed,close to a million people had died within a few weeks,including many women,old people and babies.