Igor Gouzenko defects to Canada and exposes a Russian spy ring in Canada.
April 4, 1949 - Apr 4, 1949
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.
Lester Pearson becomes Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations.
Oct 10, 1956 - Nov 6, 1956
First U.N. peacekeeping troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents war.
the Nobel Peace Prize
Lester Pearson wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
20 March 1958 - 20 February 1959
Diefenbaker’s Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project. What was the Arrow? _It was a state of the art supersonic jet aircraft which sat the forefront for technology at the time.
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 14 1962 - October 28 1962
The U.S. and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war. How did Prime Minister Diefenbaker respond?
Diefenbaker was reluctant to have Canada drawn into a major conflict that seemed largely rooted U.S policy and interests.
Vietnam War: Buddhist Protests and Diem Murder
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963
What did Prime Minister Pearson think of the US policy in Vietnam? He thought the U.S should not launch the war.
Canada participates in a U.N. peacekeeping mission to. Describe Cyprus’ location (use an atlas). It is an island between the European continental and the Asian continental, in the eastern Mediterranean ocean.
describe the disaster in Rwanda. The small nation was torn apart by ethnic rivalries. Many countries and organization send troops to Rwanda, but non of them can stop the slaughter. Many old people, women, and babies were killed in a few weeks.