Soviets cut off western Allies from Berlin.
Airlift to keep Berlin supplied with food.
Universal Declaration Human Rights
Lead Author - John Humphreys (Canadian) - Adopted by United Nations - outlines rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.
Canada is an original member
United States begins building DEW Line and Pinetree Line system of radar stations across Canada. US troops stationed in Canada
6/25/1950 - 7/27/1953
First Armed Conflict of Cold War - North Korea (Communist - supported by China and USSR) - South Korea (supported by the United Nations) - Canada sends 6150 soldiers
7/26/1956 - 11/7/1956
First UN Peacekeeping force (UNEF) - proposed by Canadian Lester B. Pearson
Canada/U.S. agreement on integrated air defence.
Avro Arrow Cancelled
Cuban Missile Crisis
10/14/1962 - 10/28/1962
Cuba & USSR begin to build bases for Soviet nuclear missiles. Diefenbaker does not believe U.S. - asks for UN fact finding mission - slow to put Canadian forces on alert (blow to Canada/U.S. relations and NORAD)