DEFENDING NORTH AMERICA

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DEFENDING NORTH AMERICA by Mind Map: DEFENDING NORTH AMERICA

1. AGAINST

1.1. The Avro Arrow costed $2 million a piece to produce, which later increased to $12 million

1.2. 14,000 employees lost their jobs

1.3. Most of the scientists and engineers involved in the project moved to the U.S.

1.4. It had a negative public reaction, leading to Diefenbaker's eventual defeat

2. FOR

2.1. The Avro Arrow was an advanced fighter jet aircraft for its time

2.2. Needed to counter the Soviet threat against Canada`s North

2.3. It was designed to carry air-to-air nuclear-tipped missiles

2.4. It would help Canada become one of the technological leading countries

3. AGAINST

3.1. The cost was significant

3.2. The potential for an accident could be devastating to Canada and the world

3.3. Canada`s reputation could be damaged because they were against such weapons

3.4. Canada would be seen as an extension of the U.S

4. FOR

4.1. It helped meet the requirements for NORAD

4.2. Canada has an obligation to defend it`s citizens

4.3. Canada would be seen as a powerful nation

4.4. Canada has a history of helping their Allies and this would show their commitment

5. AGAINST

5.1. The Canadian government was concerned that placing its military on alert might provoke the Soviet Union.

5.2. The government wanted to preserve the independence of Canadian foreign policy

5.3. Canadian`s were against participating

5.4. Anymore violence could have caused a nuclear war

6. FOR

6.1. It would help the Canada/U.S. relationship

6.2. Canada eventually supported the U.S.

6.3. Diefenbaker wanted to see further proof of what was going on in Cuba

6.4. Canadian units raised their alertness level to DEFCON-3

7. The Scrapping of the Avro Arrow

8. Canada's Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

9. Canada's Acceptance of Nuclear Weapons in 1963