1900-Present

Main

Russo-Japanese war

1905

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

Chinese Revolution

1911

WWI

1914 - 1919

Russian Revolution

1917

Treaty of Versailles

1919

US Stock Market Crash

1929

Japanese invasion of Manchuria

1931

Italian invasion of Ethiopia

1935

WWII

1939 - 1945

German Blitzkrieg in Poland

1939

Pearl Harbor, entry of US into WWII

1941

Independence & partition of India

1947

Birth of Israel

1948

Chinese Communist Revolution

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnamese defeat French at Dien Bien Phu

1954

De-Stalinization / Nat’lization of Suez Canal

1956

Cuban Revolution

1959

Cuban missile crisis

1962

6-Day War / Chinese Cultural Revolution

1967

Yom Kippur war

1973

Iranian Revolution

1979

First Palestinian Intifada

1987

Tiananmen Square / fall of Berlin Wall

1989

Namibia gains independence (last African colony to do so)

1990

Fall of USSR / First Gulf war

1991

Rwandan genocide/ first all race elections in South Africa

1994

9/11 Attacks

2001

Global “Great Recession” begins

2008

Wikileaks, Arab Spring democracy movement

2011