In the late twentieth century, Canada experienced many changes such as: free trade brought closer ties with the United States; a referendum on Quebec sovereignty almost broke up the country; Canadians participated in dozens of UN peacekeeping missions; and, within Canada, the Inuit territory of Nunavut was created. In this book, you will learn about Canada's role in international events such as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. You will read about the most recent Canadian prime ministers-the loved and the hated, and how they got that way. You will gain a better understanding of Canada's ever-changing relationship with the United States, discovering the issues that affect the association between the two countries. Canada, as a member of the international community, faces many of the same issues as its southern neighbor, but it often deals with them in different ways than the United States. Above all, Canadians struggle to find their unique identity.