The Shaping of Canadian Foreign Policy:1945-1957

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Matwychuk-Goodman, Curtis
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Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal
The years between 1945 and 1957 represent a time period in which Canadian foreign policy emerged. It was during this time that Canada became a truly sovereign and autonomous nation, and was beginning to receive recognition on the international stage. Issues to be examined include: transformation of Canadian foreign policy from heavy dependence on Britain to becoming an autonomous function of the domestic government; the increase in involvement in multilateral organizations, and how the instability of these encouraged the diversification of external policies; the effects of internal influences, mainly changing domestic governments, and that of external influences, including allies and enemies; and the effects of the Suez crisis in 1956 and how the fundamentals of Canadian foreign policy materialized.
Canada -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Matwychuk-Goodman, Curtis (2006). The Shaping of Canadian Foreign Policy: 1945-1957. Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(1).