Untitled timeline


Long March in China

1893 - 1976

led by Mao Zedong

Bolshevik Revolution


seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution.

Japan makes 21 demands on China

1918 - 1919

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk


was a peace treaty between the new Bolshevik government of Russia and the Central Powers that ended Russia's participation in World War I.

May 4th movement


an anti-imperialist, cultural, and political movement growing out of student demonstrations in Beijing on May 4, 1919, protesting the Chinese government's weak response to the Treaty of Versailles.

Rape of Nanjing


episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking

US Stock market crash


signalled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.

Stalin's "Great Purge"

1934 - 1940

was a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union orchestrated by Joseph Stalin

German Anschluss


the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany.

Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression pact




invasion of Normandy

Arab-Isralie war

1947 - 1982

political tension and military conflicts between certain Arab countries and Israel.

Creation of Israel


War was fought between the State of Israel and a military coalition of Arab states and Palestinian Arab forces for their independce

Korean War

1950 - 1953

war between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Occupation of Japan by US

1952 - 1972

French defeat at Dien Bien Phu


was the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionary

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1961

an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China


1959 - 2008

Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008.

African independence movements in Kenya/Egypt/Ghana


Berlin Wall


was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting o that completely cut off (by West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.

Revolution in Iran


refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States, and its eventual replacement with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various leftist and Islamic organizations and Iranian student movements

Iran-Irag War

1980 - 1988

armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

was a war against Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

Collapse of USSR


the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, acknowledging the independence of the twelve republics of the Soviet Union, and creating the Commonwealth of Independent States