Documents & References

Document #1:

History of Emergency Preparedness in Canada

During the mid to late 1990s certain officials in Emergency Preparedness Canada (EPC) became concerned that the history of Canadian emergency planning in its many configurations was not being recorded for future generations to consider. To mark the 50th anniversary of such planning efforts David McConnell of Heritage Research Associates Inc., was engaged to review relevant documents and to compile such a history. This document appears never to have been formally published as a paper document but it is available in electronic form which is reproduced in this section of this website as the document “Plan for tomorrow …TODAY! The Story of Emergency Preparedness Canada 1948-1998”.

Document #2

You Will Survive Doomsday by Bruce Beach

Document # 3

A Cold War Museum in Sunny Climes (click to view)

A 27-year-old history buff in California has spent his $300,000 inheritance on creating one of the world’s leading collections of Cold War memorabilia. Why? He’s afraid communist culture — particularly East German culture — will die out before it is properly studied.

Document # 4

Epilogue: The Cost of the Cold War (an interesting read….)

By Jeremy Isaacs and Taylor Downing
“The Cold War was a confrontation between military giants. A balance of terror preserved the world’s peace. But the balance was struck at a ludicrously high and costly level; both the United States and the Soviet Union equipped themselves with thousands more nuclear missiles than were needed for selfdefense, or to deter the other. Those weapons, added to conventional armaments, cost the superpowers trillions of dollars; much of this money was wasted, and could have been diverted to other social needs, though we do not know that it would have been. Each side could regard some crucial part of the cost as essential to containing the other.”