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World War II ends/ Berlin and Germany split

Sept 1945

India and Pakistan are independent

1947

Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

Mainland China becomes Communist

Oct 1949

Korean War begins

June 1950

Vietnam defeats the French

1954

Sputnik launched into space

Oct 1957

Berlin Wall

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

Oct 1962

East Pakistan becomes Bangladesh

1971

Nixon visits China/SALT agreement with U.S. and USSR

1972

North and South Vietnam united

1975

USSR invades Afghanistan

1979

Reagan President of U.S.

1981 - 1989

Indira Gandhi assassinated in India

1984

Gorbachev leader of USSR

1985 - 1991

Marcos replaced by Corazon Aquino in Philippines

1986

Berlin Wall falls/Tiananmen Square Massacre

1989

USSR breaks up into Russia

1991

START treaty signed

July 31, 1991

European Union formed

Nov 1, 1993

Asian economic crisis

1997

September 11 terrorist attacks

Sept 11, 2001

U.S. invades Afghanistan

Oct 7, 2001

U.S. invades Iraq/Saddam Hussein removed from power

2003

U.S. leaves Iraq/ OsamaBin Laden killed

May 2011