Soviet Spy Igor Gouzenko defects to Canada and exposes a Russian spy ring in Canada.
The United Nation is created in San Francisco. Canada is one of the original members to sign the Charter. The original goal of the UN was to prevent another global conflict.
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
Korea: Canada sends 27,000 troops to the Korean War in a United Nations-supported military action. This was peace-making.
Lester Pearson becomes Canada's ambassador to the United States
First U.N peacekeeping troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents war
Lester Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize
Diefenbaker's Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project.
The U.S and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war.
Canada participates in a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Cyprus.
It is a major conflict in the Cold War. The north was communist-controlled . The government in the south, although more a dictatorship than a democracy, was supported by the USA.
Trudeau's government officially recognize Communist China.
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist China on a peace mission.
Pierre Trudeau visits Communist Cuba
Berlin Wall comes down, symbolizing the Cold War ended.
Soviet Union dissolves into 15 countries.
Canada sends troops to support the U.S. in the Gulf War against Iraq. This action was Peace-keeping
A serious shadow had been cast upon the reputation of Canada's armed force.
The United States and Canada failed to control the situation.
Canada sends soldiers and later police
a massive wave of killings in Rwanda