Canada's International Involvement Between 1950-2011

  • Gouzenko Affair

    The Gouzenko Affair is one of Canada’s most well-known civil rights event, which has been recognized as a issue for the Cold War. Igor Gouzenko joined the military service and trained as a cipher clerk. His task was to unravel incoming and out coming messages. Igor was clearly happier with his life in Canada rather than his homeland. He was able to document 109 Soviet’s espionage activities in the West. He was able to prove that there was spying in Canada.
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    Canada's International Involvement Between 1950-2011 By: Chester Dion Balba

  • Canada joins United Nations

    Mackenzie-King a the UN
  • Iron Curtain Speech beginning of Cold War

    Churchill gave his famous “Iron Curtain” speech to a crowd of 40,00 people. He made his most inspirational post-war speech. In his speech, “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. He titles his speech, “The Sinews of Peace”
  • Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift humiliated the Soviets who refused to accept the fact that it will make a change. It created two separate German states. The states were split up into the Federal Republic Germany and the German Democratic Republic.
  • Canada joins NATO

    Canada joined Nato to prove that the Soviets would cause change. It discouraged attacks by the Soveits on the non-Communist nations of Western Europe.
  • Canada enters the Korean War

    After the invasion of North Korea, United States and 15 other countries including Canada assembled together to fight forces against the Republic of Korea army. Canada was assisted with medical supply services from other nations rather instead of fighting and sending citizens to battle.
  • The Suez Crisis

    In 1956 Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal. This action by Eygpt antagonized the British and French who then attacked Eygpt. The UN asked Canada to keep the peace. Under the leadership of Canadian Lester Pearson, who created the first ever UN peacekeeping force, peace was achieved. Pearson later was awarded the Noble Prize for Peace.
  • Canadian Peace-Keepers in Cyprus

    Greek radicals wanted an enosis, but the Turks wanted to continue the separation amongst the different cities in Cyprus. The United Nations of Forces in Cyprus Mission was created, to preserve peace.
  • Canada recongnizes communists in China

    Canada recognized China as a Communist country.
  • Canada enters the Gulf war

    The Gulf War was between the Iraq and a coalition. Canada enters the gulf war as part of the coalition.
  • Cold War ends

    The Iron Curtain was raised and the Cold War came to an end.
  • Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia

    The Muslims wanted to leave there State as is, as the Serbs were claiming the territory for themselves to have a greater country, and lastly the Croatians wanted to have more land. They all thought that the land was righfully theirs, until Canadaian peacemakers were sent there to restore peace.
  • Canadian Peacekeepers in Somalia

    Canadian soldiers were sent to Somalia to enforce peace. Formally known as "Canada's national shame", It was a tragic beating to the death of a young Somali teenager. The beating came from two Canadian soldiers. This horrific scandal brought many problems with the leadership of the Canadian forces.
  • Canadian peacekeepers in Rwanda

    A mission formed by the United Nations to stop the outbreak of the Rwandan Civil War. Canadian soldiers were sent to Rwanda to enforce peace.
  • War on Terror

    A International military campaign led by the US and the supporters of NATO and non-NATO countries. A campaign to eliminate the organizations of al-Qaeda
  • Canada with NATO enters Afghanistan

    Canada allies with the U.S. to end terrorism in Afghanistan.