led by Mao Zedong
seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution.
was a peace treaty between the new Bolshevik government of Russia and the Central Powers that ended Russia's participation in World War I.
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.
episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking
signalled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.
was a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union orchestrated by Joseph Stalin
the occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany.
invasion of Normandy
political tension and military conflicts between certain Arab countries and Israel.
War was fought between the State of Israel and a military coalition of Arab states and Palestinian Arab forces for their independce
war between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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
an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China
Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008.
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.
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
armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq
was a war against Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
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