Cold War/Post War Conflict. Korean War (1950-53). After the Soviet Union and the United States left North and South Korea, North Korea invades South Korea. North Korea is communist and is spreading their communist ideals to the South by conquering it.
Soviets moved military forces and equipment into Afghanistan and installed a dictator of their own.
Were looking for Persian Gulf Oil and also to spread communist ideals.
Afghan rebels controlled most of the country and fight back against the Soviet-Afghan troops.
Canada had been sending aid and food but severed diplomatic ties with Afghanistan.
There was a high death toll of Afghan civillians and a large refugee problem.
Soviets withdraw in 1988 (called the Soviet Vietnam War)
Iraq under Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait (1990)
Americans step in (OPERATION DESERT STORM) and attempt to stop the Iraqi forces from invading.
Iraq declares Kuwait the 19th state of Iraq. Run the Kuwait forces out. Many flee.
Canada sends ships and fighter planes to help the Americans.
Allied forces liberate Kuwait and Iraq is pushed back.
Civil war between Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia (small republics of Yugoslavia) Ethnic war based on culture and hatred.
UN Peacekeepers are sent to stop the “aggressors” which are seen to be the Serbians.
Canadian soldiers are attacked by the Croatians.
Eventually a ceasefire is signed.
Canadians fought and reoccupied the cease fire zone. Canadians participated in the bombing of Yugoslavia. (HIGHLY DEBATED IN CANADA.
Worst battle involving the Canadians since Korean War.
Civil war rages in Kosovo between the Yugoslavian army and Kosovo-Albanian rebels. Ethnic, racial war.
All members of NATO including Canada participate in bombing campaign.
UN does not support the bombing.
Yugoslavian forces leave when the Peacekeepers arrive.
Canadian peacekeepers are sent to aid Somalia who has been suffering through a civil war and famine.
Clan based armed opposition groups threw the government out of power.
Somalia terrorized by these thugs.
Canadian reputation is damaged when Canadians shot Somali intruders and a young boy was beaten/tortured to death by Canadian soldiers.
Operation Restore Hope: to establish a government in Somalia and stop the war and famine.
Are not successful and the civil war continues today. Gangs fight the government that was set up.
KOREA: S. Korea, N. Korea
SUEZ: Egypt, Israel
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS: Cuba
VIETNAM: N, S Vietnam
Yugoslavia: Shade the area and list the republics involved