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Lecture 17 Part 3 – Canada and the Cold War

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History 2201E
Linda Sabathy- Judd

Lecture 17 Part 3 – Canada and the Cold War  The Cold War o Canada had to take a firm stand in foreign policy o Louis St. Laurent became Prime Minister o No issues between French and English ideas of foreign policy at this time  Uniting factor: danger/sense of danger from the Cold War o Starts immediately after WWII o Russia gained security after the war by adopting a communist regime o Soviet Russia pushing into the heart of Europe spread fear, worried leaders  Atomic bomb only heightened fears o Agreed Declaration, Washington, November 15, 1945  Enhance exchanges of scientific information for peaceful purposes  Control atomic energy to the extent necessary to assure peaceful use  Eliminate from national armaments atomic weapons and all others adaptable to mass destruction  Establish safeguards by the way of inspection and other means to insure compliance
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