The United Nations Act Of Force Essay

1215 Words Jun 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Canada has staged itself as being a peacekeeping country since the early 1940s. Peacekeeping, meaning an active conservation of a bond between nations, "the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area" (, 2015). By definition, a united nations act of force. To breakdown those four words one has realise the true meaning of such; a truce is violently acted upon, but when one steps in, it is no longer keeping the peace. To make peace, is to suggest that two or more nations were/are already at war with one another. Peacekeeping itself is not a peaceful operation, it still involves killing people, and a fully equipped team of men and women to do so. The founding father of all of this is Lester Bowles Pearson, also known as a Canadian scholar, soldier, Nobel Peace Prize holder, the father of universal health care, student loans, the pension plan, the Order of Canada, the Canadian flag, the United Nations, and Prime Minister (1963-1968).
Lester B Pearson was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 23, 1897 to a conservative father who was a Methodist minister and a liberal mother (, 2015). In his earlier years, he spent his days playing lacrosse, baseball, basket ball, and hockey, with also excelling in his academics. He graduated from Hamilton Collegiate Institute at the age of 16, then entered the Victoria college at the University of Toronto. A year later Canada declared war; World War 1.…

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