Soviet spy operate defects to Canada and exposes a Russian spy ring in Canada.
The United Nations is created in San Francisco. Canada is one of the original members to sign the Charter. The original goal of the UN was to against aggressor nations.
NATO and Warsaw Pact
NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – is created as a military defense alliance because of fears created by the Cold War with Russia and its allies. In response The Eastern Bloc countries sign Warsaw Pact in 1955.
1950 - 1953
Korea: Canada sends 27, 000 troops to the Korean War in a United Nations-supported military action. This was peacemaking.
Lester Pearson becomes Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations.
First U.N. peacekeeping troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents war.
Nobel Peace Prize
Lester Pearson wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
Diefenbaker’s Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project.
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962
The U.S. and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war.
UN sent a fact finding mission to Cuba. Implied that he did not believed the US photo
peacekeeping mission to Cyprus
Canada participates in a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Cyprus. Describe Cyprus’ location (use an atlas).
Cyprus is in southern Europe
1965 - 1973
Vietnam War started to exit from the support of the US, become independent and
Trudeau’s government officially recognizes Communist China (rather than Taiwan).
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist China on a peace mission.
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist Cuba
Berlin Wall comes down, symbolizing the unit of the East and West German.
Soviet Union dissolves into 15 countries.
Canada sends troops to support the U.S. in the Gulf War against Iraq. This action was Peacekeeping.
Bosnia and Croatia
1992 - 1995
Canadians was failed to keep peace in this area that NATO threatened to take steps to end of the fighting
Canadians troops tortured and killed the kids in the Canadian base camps
1993 - 1997
Civil war and chaos in Haiti: Canada sends soldiers and later police.
1994 - 1995
UN trying to send troops to Rwanda to appease the slaughter, but failed and being killed a lot people there.