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 _ encourage international peace, cooperation, and friendship
Russian Spys exposed
Soviet spy Igor Gouzenkou defects to Canada and exposes a Russian spy ring in Canada.
April 4, 1949
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
1950 - 1953
Canada sends 27, 000 troops to the Korean War in a United Nations-supported military action.
Canada's new ambassador in UN
Lester B Pearson becomes Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations
The Eastern Bloc countries signed Warsaw Pact in 1955
UN's peacekeeping in Suez
First U.N. peacekeeping troops, negotiated by Lester Pearson, prevents war.
Nobel Peace Prize for Canada
Lester Pearson wins the Nobel Peace Prize
Avro Arrow Cancelled
Diefenbaker’s Conservatives cancel the Avro Arrow project.
1961 - 1989
A symbol of Cold War. The corruption meant the over of Cold War
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962
The U.S. and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war
1965 - 1973
A war without Canada's participate. America lost the war.
Communist China recognized
Trudeau’s government officially recognizes Communist China (rather than Taiwan)
August 2, 1990 - February 28, 1991
Canada sends troops to support the U.S. in the Gulf War against Iraq.