History of europe8


  • Communist take control of China

    Communist take control of China
    Under leader, Mao Zedong, the Communists had a stronghold in northwestern China. By 1945, Communists controlled much of northern china because they won the peasant’s loyalty.
  • The United Nations is created

    The United Nations is created
    In April 1945, 50 countries led by Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States, including Canada, met in San Francisco to create the United Nations (UN). To keep world peace.
  • World War II

    World War II
    At the end of Second World War, Canada entered a period of economic prosperity. Amidst this period of renewed confidence and optimism, The United states and the Soviet Union were embroiled in a "war" that was fought using propaganda, spying, and politics. Many Canadians began to see a role for Canada as a middle power. Canada was free to chart an independent course, but nwas not as powerful as the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain or France.
  • Creation of NATO

    Creation of NATO
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO was formed in 1949, designed solely for mutual defense.Each member state contributed to NATO's defence force. The members agreed that an attack on one member would be considered an attack on them all.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    After the surrender in 1945, the North soon became communist and the South, democratic. in 1950, North Korea supported by Soviet Union invaded South Korea. A UN force made up from 32 countries, led by American forces, was sent to fight in Korea. Over 26,500 Canadians served in the UN action in Korea. Canada supported the United Nations and was willing to fight to support these goals.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    In 1954, Vietnam was divided between the North, held by the Communist government led by Ho Chi Minh, and the South, which was anti- Communist and partially democratic. The south was supported by the United States who was supported by Canadians. Canadians did not enter the Vietnam war. But Canada attempted to maintain a air of neutrality.Canada also sent foreign aid to South Vietnam and exported miltary supplies, food and raw materials useful for manufacturing for the United States.
  • Creation of the WARSAW Pact

    Creation of the WARSAW Pact
    The Warsaw Treaty Organization of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance or more commonly referred to as the Warsaw Pact, was developed in response to NATO as a defensive alliance of the Soviet Union and its satellite states.
  • Lester Pearson diffuses the Suez Crisis

    Lester Pearson diffuses the Suez Crisis
    Lester B. Pearson played a key role in solving some of the problems faced by the UN. Lester B. Pearson organized the United Nations Emergency Force which became the UN Peacekeeping Forces .
  • Berlin Wall is built

    Berlin Wall is built
    In 1948, Stalin instituted the Berlin Blockade, preventing food, materials and supplies from arriving in West Berlin.The United States, Britain, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and several other countries began a massive "Berlin airlift", supplying West Berlin with food and other supplies.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Both the United States and the Soviet Union stockpiled their nuclear weapons in various countries around the world. In 1962, the United States spotted Soviet missiles in Cuba through aerial surveillance which was aimed for United States. The United States set up a naval blockade around Cuba, to stop Soviet ships from bringing in missles to Cuba. This could have led into Nuclear war.
  • Soviet war in Afghanistan

    Soviet war in Afghanistan
    The Soviet war in Afghanistan was the Soviets supporting the Marxist-Leninist government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan against the Afghan Mujahideen guerrilla movement . The mujahideen received unofficial military and/or financial support from a variety of countries including the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Israel, Indonesia , Canada and China and more. The Soviets invaded Afganistan to attempt to prop up the failing Communist government.
  • Berlin Wall is torn down

    Berlin Wall is torn down
    The Berlin Wall is torn down due to the protest of the people, the chain of events Hungary caused and while Mr. Gorbachev was in town. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."Starting the evening and in the days and weeks that followed, people came to the wall with sledgehammers or otherwise hammers to demolish every bit of the wall.