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The Scrapping of the Avro Arrow'
The effectiveness of the Avro Arrow was not guaranteed as it was not be used until 1962
Sceptics said the arrow was overrated and the data from flying tests were faked, the Avro arrow was nothing special.
There was little to no demand for the fighter planes
They were ridiculously expansive to make and the cons out weighed the benefits
If the project had stayed on course Canada would have been one of the worlds technological leaders at the time
If a attack from the soviets was to occur Canada would have had a more efficient way of shooting them down
The Avro Arrow was of Canadian design and make, it would have been a strong symbol and statement of Canada
The Avro Arrow was designed to fly at mach 2 speeds and in high altitudes, it was loaded with nuclear tipped missiles making it a fantastic jet interceptor. It would have served well as a primary interceptor of the Canadian Air Force.
Canada's Acceptance of Nuclear Weapons in 1963
Nuclear weapons were essential in the ploy to protect Canada against communist aggressions
Canada would fulfill their parnership in NATO and NORAD in providing an effective defence. This would bring in closer ties with there U.S. allies.
Missiles purchased from America were ultimately more effective when equip with a nuclear powered war head
Canada became more of a formidable foe, ensuring fewer countries would try to attack because Canada could easily send a nuclear missile.
Nuclear weapons don't just kill the soldiers or government, they kill millions of innocent civilians.
'It would be hypocritical to urge United Nations to work for disarmament while accepting nuclear weapons'
With nuclear weapons comes the potential of nuclear war, which in turn becomes a war of global suicide, because nuclear weapons carry such high levels of radiation which lingers for centuries, a living creatures and the environment could be potentially fatally affected.Nuclear weapons are a threat to our planet and Canada should be taking a stand against it not for it
Nuclear weapons are expensive and the money would better spent by investing it into Canada
Canada's Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban missiles posed an immediate threat to North America and its security and as a result Canada was also threatened
if Canada didn't show their support for the United States in the conflict it would have greatly hurt US-Canadian relationships
Canada should always have the countries best interests in mind and that means protecting the country when it is threatened
Canada's NORAD, was intended to provide support for its policies no matter what the given circumstance
Canada was to involved in America's foreign affairs when the country should have been focusing on protecting its own best interests
Canada's role in the Missile crisis was better served from their position in the United Nations. Finding a solution for U.S. and Cuba crisis, to prevent nuclear war and all the disastar that would occur from it and not getting directly involved.
Diefenbaker should have put Canadian military on alert much sooner. This would have ensured the readiness of the forces to defend it's Country if a threat occurred directly to our nation.
Cuba was only trying to ensure its own protection against foreign powers