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Cold War Canada Mar. 14

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University of Toronto St. George
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Cold War Canada 1. The cold war: brief history a. Soviet Union (USSR – Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) i. Competed globally led by soviet union and china ii. Resources, trade, political allies, ideological supremacy iii. 1945, 48, dominated governments in eastern Europe iv. Local communist emergences in China in 1949 b. Communism i. Both sides argue other was bent on world domination ii. U.S was biggest capitalist iii. 1940s what cold war , its approach iv. Mobilization of all will and all resources global communist threat v. Both sides were nuclear, by 1949, direct conflict western and communist powers would be catastrophic vi. Ideological competition, local and regional structures c. Credibility i. U.S credibility was important ii. If backed out in local struggles, loose credibility in large global iii. Small struggles, suggest weakness d. Deterrence i. Both sides aimed to keep up technological advances and number of nuclear weapons ii. Bombers, missiles, atom, nuclear iii. Balance of power military e. Arms race i. Canada, enthusiastic cold warrior ii. Canadians, agree ideologically with U.S iii. Battle for liberal ideas, free markets iv. Experience of 1930s, belief appeasement, had failed, can’t repeat that with soviet union has to stand up 2. Canada’s cold war consensus a. Growing u.s power was a cause and consequence b. Beliefs unite most Canadians of fighting the cold war c. Igor gouzenko i. Fall of 1945, clerk embasy, of soviet in Ottawa, defects, doesn’t want to go back to U.S.S.R ii. Soviet spy network in Canada, telling Canada iii. Little effect globally, iv. Help create institutional structure of Canada’s cold war v. Public in 1946 vi. Canadian red scare of shorts 1. Fear of communist penetration vii. Mackenzie king royal commission, wide powers to summon, hold, interrogate suspects viii. Many witnesses arrested by RCMP ix. Hold hearings, june 1946, reports stronger members, government should be stronger in combating spy network x. Setting up ongoing security 1. Two stages: security town, intergovernmental panel, government security issues, in charge of a lot of departments, insure loyality d. Roy kellock and Robert e. Security panel f. Special b
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