Canada and the United Nations
January-07-13 9:31 AM
Topics discussed until next "section:"
- The Post-War World
- Debating the Golden Age
- Canada's Role in the Formation of the UN
- Canada and the Korean War
- Canada and the Suez Crisis
The Post-War World
- Canada's current strong, stable, national, majority Conservative government
has a foreign policy that is similar to post-war policies.
○ Foreign policy is often driven by "moral" (ideology and what the party
○ There's a huge fight… and that fight involves what matters.
Is it about the individuals?
Is it about historical forces?
Regardless of ideology, we are still "moving forward."
- Simplicity not a style
○ Within two large streams of thinking, there are multiple smaller streams of
- The landscape.
○ Germany and Japan have been occupied.
○ France and Great Britain's influence has been reduced.
○ The United States and USSR are now super-powered.
○ Canada is amongst the powerful nations after the two super powers.
- Traditional great power structure that had been in place since 1815 in Treaty of
Vienna is gone.
○ Traditional powers that had dominated the world for past 150 years are
greatly diminished, occupied or reduced to "rubble."
○ Germany is largely divided with different allies "occupying certain "zones."
○ Great Britain is no longer a major power. It becomes a "junior power" in a
larger partnership with the United States. As a result, Canada is soul-
○ Canada emerges as a stronger power.
Canada's navy is the third largest in the world, with the fourth largest
Canada was never bombed and Canada's economy got to grow
without worrying about bombings.
□ North America is the only region that didn't suffer from the
physical effects of the war.
As a result of this, Canada eventually strengthened its "partne