Cuban Missile Crisis: The U.S. and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war. How did Prime Minister Diefenbaker respond?
He refused to place the troops in NORAD and didn’t let American atomic planes land in Canada
22 April 1963 - 20 April 1968
Lester Pearson becomes Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations.
1965 - 1973
Vietnam War: What did Prime Minister Pearson think of the US policy in Vietnam?
He doubted at the war.
Trudeau’s government officially recognizes Communist China (rather than Taiwan).
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist China on a peace mission.
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist Cuba
Cold war ends
Berlin Wall comes down, symbolizing the cold war ends.
Peacekeeping in Iraq
Canada sends troops to support the U.S. in the Gulf War against Iraq. This action was Peacekeeping.
USSR fell apart
Soviet Union dissolves into 15 countries.
Somalia: what happened to tarnish Canada’s Peacekeeping reputation? A boy was tortured and beat to death by Canadian Airborne Regiment.
Bosnia and Croatia
7 July 1992 - 1995
Bosnia and Croatia: Describe the problems in this region:
The Bosnia-Herzegovnia was in habited by other countries, Canada send peacekeeping to help but failed.
1993 - 1997
Civil war and chaos in Haiti: Canada sends soldiers and later police.
1994 - 1995
Rwanda: describe the disaster in Rwanda. Rwanda was torn apart by the ethnic rivalries, UN sent some peacekeepers but still caused millions of people des.