Canada's Role In The Cold War

  • Quebec's Padlock Law

    Quebec's Padlock Law
    Act started to protect Quebec from Communistic Propaganda. It split up Canada's opinions. Quebec had their own opinions against the rest of the country.
  • Gouzenko Affair

    Gouzenko Affair & Cold WarIgor Gouzenko walked into newsroom in Ottawa and announced he had proof of a widespread soviet spy ring operating in Canada. Allegations were a wake up call for Canada and the rest of the world.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    Major international crises of the Cold War. Soviets blocked railways, roads and canals in sectors of Berlin from Western Allies in Berlin. Soviets practically controlled the entire city. British, French, Soviets dropped care packages to Berlin.
  • International Alliances: NATO

    International Alliances: NATO
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was an intergovernmental military alliance. The countries in alliance agreed to mutual defense against an outside party.
  • "The Forgotten War"- The Korean War

    Korean War- 1950 to 1953The war between Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was the result of the political division of Korea.
  • Continental Alliances: NORAD and DEW line

    Continental Alliances: NORAD and DEW line
    The Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line was designed and built as a primary air defence warning line in case of an over-the-pole invasion from Russia over Canada to the United States. This would provide early warning of an attack. NORAD controlled this system.
  • UN Peacekeeping: The Suez Crisis and Pearson wins Nobel Prize

    Suez Crisis Act The Suez Crisis was a crisis between Britain and Egypt over the Suez Canal. Lester B. Pearson came in to the crisis the UN. He helped to solve the crisis and restore peace between the British and Egyptian. Pearson was awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize in October of 1957.
  • Sputnik and Canada's space program

    Sputnik and Canada's space program
    The first artificial Earth Satelite the Soviet Union launched into an Earth Orbit. Sprung the Space Rage in the Cold War. Launched new political, military, technological and scientific development.
  • Diefenbaker, Bomarc missiles and nuclear warheads in Canada

    Diefenbaker, Bomarc missiles and nuclear warheads in Canada
    EXACT DATE NOT KNOWN. John Diefenbaker, PM of Canada deployed 56 American-made Bomarc missiles to Ontario and Quebec
  • Avro Arrow and its Cancellation

    Avro Arrow and its Cancellation
    An interceptor aircrat used as the culmination of a design study that began in 1953. Cancelled in Feb. 1959 because the government found the Avro Arrow to be a threat to the nature of North America.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    13 day confrontation with Cuba & Soviet Union against USA. One of major confrontations of the Cold War. Moment where Cold War was closests to nuclear conflict.
  • Canada-Soviet Hockey Series

    Canada-Soviet Hockey Series
    An eight-game series of hockey games between Canada and USSR. First international hockey game after Canada withdrew from international hockey for a while. Designed to create true best-on-best competition. Four games in Canada, four games in Moscow. Played during Cold War, intense feelings of nationalism for Canada and USSR. Canada ended up winning.
  • Vietnam War & Draft Dodgers in Canada

    Vietnam War & Draft Dodgers in Canada
    Canada was firmly allied with western forces during the Cold War. Canada did not fight in the Vietnam war, yet they sent aids South Vietnam. As war escalated, ties between Canada and USA became weaker.
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall
    Communist community weakening. Communism affected Poland, Hungary and Czechoslavakia negatively. Eventually it was torn down quickly.
  • The Fall of the Soviet Union

    The Fall of the Soviet Union
    Soviet union dissintegrated into 15 separate countries. Caused by the West' victory for freedom. Break up of Soviet Union changed the whole world. It lead to the Soviet Union's reformulation of political, economic and military allies around the world.