Post WW2 Global Conflict

Timeline created by Angie_Johnston
  • Richard Riot

    Richard Riot
    The riot occurred on March 17th 1955 (Saint Patrick's day). It was in Montreal, Quebec Canada and the riot happened when Maurice Richard, the star ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens, hit a linesman. NHL president Clarence Campbell suspended him for the remainder of the 1954–55 NHL season. Montreal fans protested against Richards suspension and the presents of Campbell started a riot.
  • October Crisis

    October Crisis
    Occurred in October 1970 in the province of Quebec, Canada mainly in the Montreal region. The October Crisis started with the kidnappings of James Cross and Pierre Laporte. The October Crisis is the name of several events that took place, starting with the kidnapping.
  • Gastown Riot

    Gastown Riot
    Occurred in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on August 7, 1971. The riot started because people had been promoting the gathering to protest drug laws. Undercover drug squad members in Vancouver were a part of a special police operation, police attacked a peaceful protest Smoke-In in the Gastown neighbourhood.
  • Squamish Five

    Squamish Five
    The Squamish five was a group of self-styled "urban guerrillas" active in Vancouver Canada during the early 1980s. The Squamish five included Ann Hansen, Brent Taylor, Juliet Caroline Belmas, Doug Stewart and Gerry Hannah. They were activists who had become frustrated with traditional methods of activism, believing that by engaging in semi-symbolic propaganda by the deed, they could jolt people into action themselves. The first thing they did was vandalize the headquarters of Amax.
  • Air India Flight 182

    Air India Flight 182
    On 23 June 1985, in the Republic of Ireland, the Boeing 747-237B was destroyed while serving a flight, it was bombed at an altitude of 31,000 feet. The bombing included 329 killed all of which were passengers on the plane. The bombing of the plane was a terrorist attack and the person who built the bomb was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    The war was from August 2nd, 1990 – Feb 28, 1991 in Iraq. The war included an army from Iraq and the United Nations as well, the Canadian and other countries armies came out to fight. The lead up to the war began with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. The war happened because there was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations mandated by the United Nations and led by the United States.
  • Bosnian War

    Bosnian War
    The Bosnian War was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995. The main armies that fought were the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as those of the self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb. During the war the Bosnia peace efforts failed. Other countries including Canada came out to help and be apart of the war. It started because Serbian forces accompanied by Bosnian Serbs attempted to ethnically cleanse the territory of the Bosnians.
  • Murray-Hill Riot

    Murray-Hill Riot
    The riot was in Montreal, Quebec Canada. Police went on strike because they wanted higher pay and because of their difficult working conditions caused by disarming FLQ-planted bombs and patrolling frequent protests. The riot included police officers and a crowd of disgruntled taxi drivers congregated around the Murray-Hill garage in Griffintown. There were also protesters against the Murray-Hill monopoly at the Dorval International Airport.
  • Afghanistan War

    Afghanistan War
    The war started on October 7th, 2001. The US wanted to attack Afghanistan because there was a lot of international pressure on the Afghan leaders to hand over Osama Bin Laden. When the Taliban didn't do this, the United States decided to bomb Afghanistan. During the war the US targeted bin Laden's al-Qaeda fighters and the Taliban, the US also received help from the Canadian army.
  • Libyan Civil War

    Libyan Civil War
    The war started on February 15th, 2011. The conflict was in North Africa in Libya, where two forces fought between loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government. Many countries were involved in this conflict, including Libya, Canada, United Kingdom, etc. During the war the Libyan leader was captured and killed in October of 2011. The conflict started as a chain of civil protests and later evolved into a widespread uprising against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.