Coldwar

Events

The creation of Unite Nation

June 1945 - 1949

A Soviet spy operated 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

NATO

1949 - 1950

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 s

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Korea: Canada sends 27, 000 troops to the Korean War in a United Nations-supported military action. This was peace making.

The new ambassador Lester Pearson

1952

Lester Pearson becomes Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations.

Suez, Eqypt: First U.N. peacekeeper

1956

Suez, Egypt: First U.N. peacekeeping troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents war

Nobe Peach prize

1957

Lester Pearson wins the Nobel peace prize.

Avro Arrow project had been cancelled

1959

Diefenbaker’s Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project. What was the Arrow?
Arrow is a kind of flying weapon.

Cuban Missle Crisis

1962

Cuban Missile Crisis: The U.S. and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war. How did Prime Minister Diefenbaker respond?

Peace keeping mission to Cyprus

1964

Canada participates in a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Cyprus. Describe Cyprus’ location (use an atlas).

Vietnam War

1965 - 1973

Regonize Communist China

1970

Pierre Trudeau visit communist China and Cuba

1970 - 1973

Berlin war came down

1989

Gulf war

1991

Soviet Union dessolves into 15 countries

1991

Somalia

1992

Bosnia and Croatia

1992 - 1995

Civil war and chaos in Haiti

1993 - 1997

Rwanda

1994 - 1995