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Post-Cold War Security

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University of Saskatchewan
Political Studies
POLS 375
Jason Zorbas

Post-Cold War Security February-08-13 9:36 AM - Responses to the end of the Cold War. - A decade of fighting. - Peace building and R2P. Post-Cold War Canada - In 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed, followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, completely ending the Cold War? - The reality of the Cold War influenced everything (capitalist vs. communist). ○ People knew that World War II would come to an end, and people began to plan for it. - Under Mulroney, Canada pulled troops out of Europe. ○ We were still with NATO, but what are we to do?! ○ We eventually saw a dramatic cut to the organs of the Department of External Affairs during the 90s. - During the 1990s, several international agencies threatened to downgrade Canada's debt. ○ This came at a bad time: the military was still needed for some events, including the Oka Crisis, etc. ○ At the same time, Canada is getting more and more involved internationally in a bunch of different areas.  With the Cold War paradigm removed, perhaps the UN could actually do something?! □ Canada would eventually contribute to various UN and NATO missions with the hopes that this will create a new sense of security (multilateral paradigm on security). ○ In 1993, we will see a shift in foreign under Jean Chretien's dictatorial government po
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