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gouzenko affair

1945
  • Worked at soviet embassy in Ottawa
  • Learn many soviet spy’s in canda after atomic bomb secrets
  • Offered Canadians to tell soviet secrets to let him stay in Canada
  • 18 people convicted of criminal activities related to spying

civil defence

1948
  • Practiced procedure in case of an attack
  • Schools practiced attack drills
  • Radio and television advertisement

iron curtain

1948
  • Boundary between soviet influence and other Europe countries
  • blocked free movement of information, .products and people between eastern and western Europe
  • Soviet union former allies started to suspect something.
  • Soviet spy’s found in Ottawa, Washington and other western capitals

berlin blockade

1948

-Attempted to make allies give up the western part of Berlin
- Blocked all supply line to western Berlin but this blockade did not work
-raised tension between soviet union and former allies

Korean war

1950 - 1953
  • Distant early warning
  • Set up in northwest territories
  • High powered radar that detect enemy planes or missiles

nato

1955
  • Defence pact intended to protect members against further soviet aggression
  • Pledged to help each other in case of enemy attack
  • Since 1949 several countries have joined this military alliance

DEW line

1958
  • Distant early warning
  • Set up in northwest territories
  • High powered radar that detect enemy planes or missiles

NORAD

1958
  • North American air defense
  • Signed in 1958
  • Canada and us agreed to protect each other

pacifists

1962 - 1971
  • Canadian pacifist against was and violence
  • Started to protest
  • 1962 government refused to allow nuclear weapons on Canadian soil
  • 1963 ne election and the decision was reversed

cuban missile crisis

1962
  • Soviets building missiles in cuba
  • Could take down any large north American city
  • Us set up naval blocade around the island
  • Nothing happened at the end