Canada and the cold war: digital time line project

  • The United Nations is created

    The United Nations is created
    The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations.
  • World War II ends

    World War II ends
    Canada Helped in many ways in WWII.Canada's involvement in the naval battles fought in the Atlantic Ocean with Britain and against Germany. On August 14, 1945 Japan surrendered, with the surrender documents finally signed aboard the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri on September 2, 1945, ending the war.
  • Creation of NATO

    Creation of NATO
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
  • Communist take control of China

    Communist take control of China
    In 1949, communism reached China. The Communists was led by Mao Zedong also known as Chairman Mao who took over the government of China.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic people's Republic of Korea. The Korea War was primarily a result for the political divison of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occured in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The war was between the Communist North and partially democractic South.
  • Creation of the WARSAW pact

    Creation of the WARSAW pact
    The WARSAW pact was a mutual defense treaty between eight communist states of Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War.
  • Berlin Wall is built

    Berlin Wall is built
    The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a thirteen-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other; the crisis occurred in October 1962, during the Cold War.
  • USSR invades Afghanistan

    USSR invades Afghanistan
    The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a nine-year proxy war during the Cold war involving the Soviet Union, supporting the Marxist-Leninist government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan against the Afghan Mujahideen guerrilla movement and foreign "Arab–Afghan" volunteers. Canada was not involved.
  • Berlin Wall is torn down

    Berlin Wall is torn down
    The Berlin wall represented the imprisonment of the people of East Germany. when it was built it was done to stop an ever increasing number of people leaving the communist side of occupied Germany. The moment the East German government lost the power to enforce the existence of the wall. It then started to break up family's and friendships.
  • Lester Pearson diffuses the Suez Crisis

    Lester Pearson diffuses the Suez Crisis
    Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, was a Canadian professor, historian, civil servant, statesman, diplomat, and politician, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.