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Paragraph One:The creation of the UN Emergency Force in 1956 was a major step on of Canada being named a peacekeeping country. Many Canadians contributed to the UNEF and it was Lester B. Pearson, the Canadian Prime Minister, who came up with the idea. It also prevented a possible nuclear World War 3, which would have been catastrophic!   The idea of the UN Emergency Force (UNEF) was developed on November 7th, 1956, by Lester B. Pearson after the cease-fire between the Allied forces and Israeli troops on November 6th, 1956. Lester B. Pearson held a vote that would put the idea to action if the majority of UN states voted in favor of the idea. 57 UN states voted in favor of the idea of starting a emergency force that focuses on peacekeeping, and 19 abstained, no country voted no. This means that, UNEF was the world’s first large-scale peacekeeping operation, they had a mission to supervise the withdrawal of Israeli troops, under the command of General E.L.M Burns. The withdrawal of Israeli troops was completed on the 8th of March, 1956. If it were not for the creation of the UNEF the “Suez Crisis” could have led to a WWIII, breaking the alliance that won WWII.Paragraph Two: E.L.M Burns was a man of many professions,  he had a rich education and was a high ranking member of the military. He was a diplomat, soldier, and author. He graduated from the R.M.C. in Kingston and fought on the Western Front with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1916-18, Between wars, he attended the School of Military Engineering and became an instructor in the R.M.C. He made great contributions to the development of Canadian military mapping, while in charge of the Geographical section of the General staff from 1931-36. He was then loaned to the UN, becoming commander of the UN Emergency Force in the Middle East from 1954-59. As result of November 7th, 1956, Canadians like E.L.M Burns stood out in Canadian Diplomacy for the many things they have done to help reinforce peacekeeping.Paragraph Three:Lester B. Pearson had an immeasurable contribution to the development of the UN Emergency Force (UNEF). He was the Canadian Prime Minister at the time of the Suez Crisis. He took history at the University Of Toronto and was later hired by the University Of Toronto to teach history there, along with playing tennis and coaching football. Later, he decided professor salary wasn’t enough and joined the Department of External Affairs (now Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.) In 1935, he was sent to London as first secretary in the Canadian High Commission and came back to Canada in 1941. In 1945, he was named Canadian ambassador to the United States and attended the founding conference of the United Nations (UN) at San Francisco. In January, 1958 Pearson defeated Paul Martin Sr. to become leader of the Liberal Party. Lester B. Pearson was the first Canadian to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to keep peace during the Suez Crisis, and possibly preventing a national crisis that would have turned into a WWIII. He had one of the most important contributions to Canada being named a peacekeeping country and will always be a important role model that other leaders should follow.Introduction:Have you ever thought about where we would be if a third World War started on November 7th, 1956? Canada’s plan to prevent a war during the Suez Crisis in 1956 involved many great Canadian power figures and a lot of planning. Conclusion:Have you ever thought about what would have happened if WWIII started during the Suez Crisis? Have you ever thought about what Canada would be like after WWIII?What do you think Canada would be like if we were a war ridden country?

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