North American Alliances in the Cold War
After the Second World War, the United States emerged possessing an unprecedented amount of economic and military power. With the threat of the Cold War, power had shifted from Britain to the United States. The Cold War was a period of time from approximately 1945 to 1991. Canada’s alliance with the United States during the Cold War was one of necessity. This can be seen in the economic crisis,
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have been formed. Canada’s job was to convince the United States to join N.A.T.O., a task made easy because of their alliance. Canada’s agreement to N.O.R.A.D. was one of necessity for the safety of the nation not a choice willingly made. Canada does not like to be reliant on others for their success but due to size and economic constraints Canada is forced into unwanted alliances.