1900-Present

Wars, Treaty's, and Organizations

Wars

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

A war between Russia and Japan. Russia thought that go to war with Japan would be an easy win, but instead shocking everyone Japan won the war.

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War I was caused by imperialism, militarism, and nationalism, but the immediate cause of World War I was the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife. It was mainly fought in the region of Western Europe.

World War II

1931 - 1945

World War II was started after Japan invaded Manchuria, but when Germany invaded Poland it marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. The First Atomic Bomb was used in World War II dropped by the United States into Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) killing many and mutating many.

Spanish Civil War

1936 - 1939

The Spanish Civil War was brought into power by the fascist regime of Francisco Franco. This Civil War helped Germany build up it's military which was against one of the propositions in the Treaty of Versailles. The Civil War was fought between the Republicans and the Nationalists.

Cold War

1950

The Cold War is war between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which was formed by the United States. This Organization is against Soviet aggression. Rivalry between the two intensified when the Soviet Union developed an Atomic Bomb in 1949.

Korean War

1950 - 1953

The Korean War was a war between North Korea, which was backed up by the Soviet Union and Communist China, and South Korea, which was backed up by the United nations. This War ended in the establishment of the boundary line between the two Korea's near the original line.

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

The Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War, was a war waged by coalition forces led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

Treaty's and Polices

Treaty of Versailles

1918

The Treaty of Versailles ended World War I. It resulted in Germany losing its colonies and their military power was severely. The League of Nations was also Established after the war.

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

March 1918

A Treaty Russia and Germany signed, which ceded vast amounts of Russian territory to Germany. This treaty also pulls Russia out of World War I.

New Economic Policy

1921

This policy permitted some private ownership of peasant land and small business's, this resulted in an increase in agricultural production in Russia.

Appeasement

1938

The Munich Conference followed a policy, in which Great Britain and France accepted Hitler's pledge not to take any further territory.

Revolutions

The Turkish Revolution

April, 1908 - July, 1908

The Turkish Revolution reversed the 1878 suspension of the Ottoman parliament and the General Assembly by Sultan Abdul Hamid II. This revolution marked the onset of the Second Constitutional Era of the Ottoman Empire.

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

Mexican revolution happened because the economic growth in Mexico did not benefit the peasants and working class. So the middle class soon joined by the peasants and working class began a movement for election reform. this revolution ended in a new constitution, which guaranteed land reform, limited foreign investments, and reformed education.

Green Revolution

1940

This revolution was a non-violent program that help increase crop yields and formed disease-resistant crops. It also began the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and newer, more efficient ways of irrigation methods.

Cuban Revolution

1953 - 1959

The Cuban revolution took place because the election which brought Batista into power was unfair. It was an armed revolution to overthrow Batista. The Revolution ended in Fidel Castro coming into power.

Organizations

Nazi's

1918

The Nazi Party was led by Adolf Hitler. This organization led a genocide attack during World War II known as the Holocaust. The Holocaust eliminated 6 million European Jew's, (which included Gypsies, Slavs, Political Prisoners, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Jews), in gas chambers. the Nazi Party was also the legal government of Germany in 1933.

United Nations

1945

The United Nations is the world's biggest and most important organization. It is also the only Universal International Organization with a membership of 193 countries.

NATO

1949

NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This organization was led by the United states, and was later allied by Canada and most of Western Europe. This organization fought against Soviet aggression and communism.

NOW

1966

NOW stands for National Organization of Women. It is an organization with approximately 550,000 women. They formed this organization to campaign women's rights and present women with full equality compared to men.

Al-Qaeda

1988

Al Qaeda was founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden to consolidate the international network he established during the Afghan war. Its goals were the advancement of Islamic revolutions throughout the Muslim world and repelling foreign intervention in the Middle East. This Organization also lead the 9/11 terrorist attack in the United States killing thousand of U.S. citizens.

WTO

1995

The World Trade Organization is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. Its rules for this system come from The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade from 1945.