Canada In the Cold War

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  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Barrier constructed by the GDR seperating west Berlin from east Germany and east Berlin. The barrier had large concrete guard towers. It also served to prevent massive emegration from.
  • Igor Gouzenko

    Igor Gouzenko
    Igor was a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa. He exposed Joesph Stalins plans to steal nuclear secrets and plant sleeper agents.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road and canal access to the sectors of Berlin so they had to find a new way to import adn export goods.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    Was between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The Korean War was primarily the result of the political division of Korea.
  • Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow
    was a delta-winged interceptor aircraft. The CF-105 held the promise of Mach 2 speeds at altitudes exceeding 50,000 ft, it was intended to reach speeds of Mach 2 and to serve as the main aircraft for the Royal Candaian Air force.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    was a military confrontation in late 1956 between Egypt on one side, and Britain, France, Israel on the other, with the United States, Soviet Union and the United Nations playing major roles in forcing Britain, France and Israel to withdraw
  • Nicaragua

    achieved its independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has went threw periods of political unrest, military intervention by the United States and dictatorship.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    the Cuban and Soviet governments secretly began to build bases in Cuba for a number of medium-range and intermediate-range nuclear missiles. A United States Air Force U-2 plane on a mission captured photographic proof of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba.
  • Canada-USSR Summit Series

    Canada-USSR Summit Series
    was the first competition between the Soviet and an NHL-inclusive Canadian national ice hockey teams, an eight-game series Canada won the series four games to three, with one tie.
  • Afghanistan, 1980s

    Afghanistan, 1980s
    was a nine-year war during the Cold war involving the Soviet Union.
  • US Star Wars

    US Star Wars
    to use ground and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles.
  • 1984 boycotts

    1984 boycotts
    in Los Angeles, California, the boycott involved 14 Eastern Bloc countries and allies, led by the Soviet Union joined by others, including East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Cuba
  • Gorbachev Revolution

    Gorbachev Revolution
    blamed the United States for unique post-cold war opportunities to bring "new thinking" to the problems of globalization, arms reduction and nuclear disarment