Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Canada and the Cold War
As WW2 came to a close and the United Nations moved towards hoping to be able to provide collective security the world plunged into a prolonged conflict that would see battles fought on many different fronts. The Cold War was a battle of politics, military tensions and sometimes conflicts. But primarily this was a war of conflicting ideologies. Capitalism vs Communism. Democracy vs Totalitarianism. The United States and the Western World vs The Soviet Union and her satellite states.
Due to our Geographic position we were put right in the middle of these two super powers. Yet, due to our political allegiance we always took the side of the United States, while not always approving of their actions.
Take a look at the following links and comment on some of the tensions that existed during the Cold War and how they affected Canada. Try to pick one of the following themes to look at:
The Red Scare and Fears of Communist subversion
Suez Canal Crisis and Peace keeping
Women and the threat of Nuclear War
Canada and U.S. tensions
Politics and Sports - The Summit Series
The Summit Series
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