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Chapter 6 Timeline

Canada in the Post-War World

united Nations is created 1945
US, Canada, and 10 Western countries form NATO 1949
Communists take over China 1949
North Korea invades South Korea (Korean War begins) 1950
Soviet Union and many Eastern European countries form Warsaw Pact 1955
Lester Pearson, as Canada;s Minister of External Affairs, works to defuse the Suez crisis 1956
Progressive Conservatives leader John Diefenbaker becomes PM 1957
Vietnam War is fought 1961~1975
Berlin Wall is built, dividing Berlin into east and west 1961
Cuban missile crisis 1962
Lester Pearson becomes PM 1963
USSR invades Afghanistan 1979
Berlin Wall is destroyed (symbolic end of Cold War) 1989
Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement 1989
Canada participates in the Gulf War 1991
Canada joins NAFTA 1994
Canadian air force joins NATO ataacks on Yugoslavia 1999
Created by: jhuang