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Canada at War and in Peace Around the World
  • Canada at War and in Peace Around the World

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  • Peacekeeping Missions

  • Vietnam War

    1 November 1955 to 30 April 1975

    Canada did not fight in the Vietnam War and diplomatically it was "officially non-belligerent". The country's troop deployments to Vietnam were limited to a small number of national forces in 1973 to help enforce the Paris Peace Accords. Nevertheless, the war had considerable effects on Canada, w
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  • Cyprus

    15 March 1964 to 15 June 1993
    Between 1964 and 1993, approximately 30,000 Canadians served on the Mediterranean island, patrolling the Green Line, a narrow buffer zone separating combatants in the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. In July 1974, at the height of the conflict, two Canadians were killed by gunfire and 17 other
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  • Bosnia

    6 April 1992 to 14 December 1995

    The conflict in the Balkans began in 1991 after the dissolution and fragmentation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. As the conflict evolved over the next decade, the international community worked to forge stability and democracy in the Balkans through the United Nations (UN) and NATO. The s
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  • Conflicts

  • The War of 1812

    18 June 1812 to 17 February 1815

     The War of 1812 (which lasted from 1812 to 1814) was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain. As a colony of Great Britain, Canada was swept up in the War of 1812 and was invaded a number of times by the Americans. The war was fought in Upper Canada, Lower Canada, on
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  • Nile Expedition

    15 September 1884 to 17 April 1885

    For nearly 400 Canadians it was a winter like no other. Instead of the snow and sub-zero temperatures of their native land, they faced the soaring heat and sun-scorched desert of the Sudan in far-off sub-Saharan Africa. It was the winter of 1884-85, and the Canadians were there because they were
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  • The North-West Rebellion

    26 March 1885 to 12 May 1885

    The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance) was a violent, five-month insurgency against the Canadian government, fought mainly by Métis militants and their Aboriginal allies in what is now Saskatchewan and Alberta. It was caused by rising fear and insecurity among the Métis
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  • The South African War (Second Boer War)

    11 October 1899 to 31 May 1902

    The South African War (1899-1902) or, as it is also known, the Boer War, marked Canada's first official dispatch of troops to an overseas war.

    In 1899, fighting erupted between Great Britain and two small republics in South Africa. (See map) The two republics, settled by Boers, descend
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  • World War I

    28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918

    The military history of Canada during World War I began on August 4, 1914, when Britain entered the First World War (1914–1918) by declaring war on Germany. The British declaration of war automatically brought Canada into the war, because of Canada's legal status as subservient to Britain.[
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  • World War II

    1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945

    The Second World War officially began on 1 September 1939, with the German invasion of Poland. Britain and France declared war on the Nazi Third Reich on 3 September 1939. Seven days later, on 10 September 1939, the Parliament of Canada likewise declared war on Germany, the country's first indepe
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  • Cold War

    1 January 1947 to 31 December 1990

    The Cold War refers to the period between the end of the Second World War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, during which the world was largely divided into two ideological camps — the United States-led capitalist “West” and the Soviet-dominated communist “East.
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  • Korean War

    25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953

    The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when the military forces of North Korea crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea. Sixteen (16) members of the United Nations, including Canada, would contribute combat forces under United States command to defend South Korea.

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  • Gulf War

    1 August 1990 to 6 April 1991

    Operation Friction was a Canadian military operation that saw the contribution of 4,500 Canadian Forces personnel to the 1991 Gulf War. The larger US components were Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Canada suffered no casualties during the conflict but since its end many vetera
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  • Afghanistan

    7 October 2001 to 28 December 2014

    Canada's role in the Afghanistan War began in late 2001. Canada sent its first element of Canadian soldiers secretly in October 2001 from Joint Task Force 2,[1] and the first contingents of regular Canadian troops arrived in Afghanistan in January–February 2002. Canada took on a larger role
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