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Meiji Restoration began

1868

First Sino-Jap war

1894 - 1895

Treaty of Shimonoseki signed between China and Japan, Japan given control over Korea and Taiwan

Spanish-American War, America gained Cuba and other Spain's colonies

1898

USA withdrew from Cuba, established USA-friendly Cuban government.

1902

USA forged vital economic and politcal links with Cuba.

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Renewal of Anglo-Japanese Alliance

Korea became a Japanese Protectorate

1905

Japan annexed Korea

1910

WW1 BEGAN

1914 - 1918

USA entered in 1917

Japan made Twenty-One Demands on China

1915

Feb & Oct revolutions(Russia)

1917

Russia Civil War

1918 - 1922

Started in 1918, ended in 1922.
Stalin became Secretary General of the Communist Party.

Paris Peace Conference, League Of Nations & Treaty Of Versailles

1919

18 Jan- Paris Peace Conference
28 April- League Of Nations
28 June- Treay Of Versailles

Weimar Republic formed

1919

In February

Washington-Naval Conference

1921

Soviet Union formed:(

1922

Soviet Union officially formed, the West refused to recognize it.

1922

Hitler arrested

1923

Lenin died

1924

Germany Joined LON

1926

Great Depression

1928

Brought recession and economic woes to Germany

1st five-year plan

1928 - 1932

Trotsky exiled. Stalin won.

1929

Stalin became supreme leader of the Soviet Union

London Naval Conference revised limits on Japanese navy

1930

Japanese army invaded Manchuria after the Mukden Incident

1931

Nazis

1932

Jul: Won most number of seats in Reichstag
Nov: Lost 34 seats in Reichstag

Hitler got control of Germany:/

1933

30 Jan: Hitler appointed Chancellor
27 Feb: Reichstag fire
28 Feb: President Hindenburg issued Emergency Decree
22 Mar: First concentration camp set up in Dachau
24 Mar: The enabling Act allowed Hitler to pass decrees without the need for President's approval
HITLER IS NOW THE BIG BOSS OF GERMANY!!! NUUUUUUUU:(
14 Jul: Law Against the Formation of New Parties-Germany became a one-party state.
WAH LIDDAT LOR. WIN LIAO LOR.

2nd Five-year plan

1933 - 1937

Germany left LON

1933

In October.
Hitler also stepped up on Germany's secret rearmament programme.

Japan left LON

1933

Lytton Report rejected Japanese invasion of Manchuria.
So Japan left LON.

Hitler became Fuehrer

1934

30 Jun: Night of the Long Knives
Aug: President Hindenburg died, Hitler merged powers of Chancellor and President, become Fuehrer.

Great Terror

1934 - 1938

Kirov(Stalin's successor) assassinated, start of the Great Terror purgers

Russia joined LON

1934

Italy invaded Abyssinia

1935 - 1936

Oct 1935: Invaded Abyssinia.
May 1936: Conquered Abyssinia in 1936 .

Hitler's Alliances

1936

Hitler signed Anti-Comintern Pact with Japan and established Rome-Berlin Axis with Mussolini.

Italy withdrew from LON

1937

Nov: joined Anti-Comintern Pact, forming Axis Powers with Nazi Germany and Japan.
Dec: Withdrew from LON

US Congress passed Neutrality Act

1937

In May

Nazi Germany entered Spanish Civil War on side of the Nationalists

1937

In April

Neville Chamberlain became PM of Britian

1937

In May

Second Sino-Japanese War

1937

Munich Agreement signed between Britain, France and Hitler

1938

In September

Night of Broken Grass

1938

In November

Anschluss between Nazi Germany and Austria achieved

1938

In March

Hiter remilitarised Rhineland

1938

In March

Nazi Germany gained control of Sudetenland

1938

In October

Nuremburg Laws

1939

Nuremburg Laws passed, Jews hereby excluded from Germany Society:(

Trotsky assassinated

1939

Note: He was assassinated while living in exile in Mexico

Russia was expelled from LON

1939

OMG WORLD WAR II !!

1939 - 1945

Last straw: In September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, Britain and France declared war on Nazi Germany

Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggreesion Pact signed

1939

In August

Roosevelt implemented "cash and carry" plan

1939

In September
Help Britain and France while maintaining neutrality

Nazi Germany invaded rest of Czechoslovakia

1939

In March

WW2's progress

1940

Jun: France fell to Germany
Jul: Hitler attacked Britain, Battle Of Britain commenced.
September: Tripartite Pact signed between the Axis Powers

Trade Embargo on Japan

1940

Aug: Japan occupied French Indochina; America fought back with trade embargo

WW2's progress part 2

1941

Mar: US Congress passed Lend-Lease Act(made it obvious they ain't neutral anymore)
Jun: Hitler invaded Soviet Union(ORH HOR TRAITOR SIA), opened up Eastern Front
Jul: Soviet Union joined the Allies by forming a military alliance with Britain against Germany

USA formally entered WW2

1941

Cause: In December 7 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbour.

Japan launched attacks on Thailand, Malaya, Phillippines

1941

On 8 Dec

America's oil embargo on Japan

1941

In Jul

Japan invaded Indonesia

1941

On 15 Dec

Battle Of Stalingrad

1942 - 1943

From August 1942 to February 1943

Wannsee Conference

1942

20 Jan: Decision to kill all Jews.

Japan's progress in WW2

1942

8 Feb: Japan invaded Singapore
15 Feb: Britain surrendered Singapore to Japan
6 May: Philippines formally surrendered to Japan
3-8 May: Battle of Coral Sea
3-6 Jun: Battle of Midway
Aug: Solomon Islands campaign began

Battle of Kursk

1943

Jul-August
Germans retreated from Eastern Front

Italy declared war on the Axis Powers

Approx. 1943

In October

Italy surrendered to the Allies

1943

In September

Nazi Germany's Ploesti Oilfields put out of operations.

1944

In August

USA and USSR' s decisions regarding Korea at Potsdam Conference

1945

Both agreed to free Korea from Japanese occupation and to divide Korea at the 38th parallel.
Aug: Japan surrendered, USSR entered Korea from the north and occupied the territory up to the 38th parallel.

Yalta Conference and Potsdam Conference

1945

Feb: Yalta Conference
Jul-Aug: Potsdam Conference held
Aug: Stalin started to establish Soviet-friendly governments in Eastern Europe.

Japan surrendered

1945

6 Aug: 1st atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
8 Aug: The Soviet Union declared war on Japan
9 Aug: Second atomic bomb
15 Aug: Japan surrendered

Operation Overlord commenced with D-day landings

1945

In June

Allies entered Berlin, Hitler committed suicide

1945

Germany formally surrendered

1945

On 7 May 1945

Long Telegram and "Iron Curtain" speech

1946

Feb: Kennan sent his Long Telegram
Mar: Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech

Cominform

1947

In September

Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

1947

Mar: TD announced
Jun: MP announced

Both Korea governments set up

1948

15 Aug: Republic of Korea was set up in South Korea.
9 Sep: Democratic of People's Republic of Korea set up in North Korea.

Berlin Blockade

1948

Jun: The Berlin Blockade began

Cold War progress

1949

Jan: Comecon set up
Apr: NATO set up
May: Berlin Blockade ended, West Germany formed
Aug: USSR successfully exploded its first atomic bomb
Oct: East Germany was formed

North Korea invaded South Korea

1950

25 Jun: North Korea forces crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea.
27 Jun: USA persuaded UN to pass resolution to assist South Korea.
Oct: UN forces pushed North Korea forces beyond the 38th parallel. Chinese forces joined the North Korea forces to fight against the American-led UN forces.

Armistice talks began.

1951

Ceasefire signed. Demilitarized zone established along the 38th parallel.

1953

Warsaw Pact

1955

Cuban Revolution against Fulgencio Batista's regime

1956

Castro came to power

1959

Jan: Batista fled Cuba; Castro came to power.
May: Castro introduced Land Reform Law.

Cuban's sugar quota reduced

1960

Jul: USA reduced Cuban Sugar Quota
Aug: Castro nationalized all major American properties in Cuba
Sep: Khrushchev visited Castro while both were in New York for the UN General Assembly
Nov: USA placed embargo on exports to Cuba

Cuba identified itself as Communist

1961

Apr: Bay of Pigs invasion took place
Nov: Kennedy authorized Operation Mongoose
Dec: Cuba identified itself as communist and formally aligned with the Soviet Union.

Thirteen days!!!

Approx. 1962

16 Oct: USA discovered Soviet nuclear missile deployment in Cuba; start of Cuban Missile Crisis.
22 Oct: Kennedy announced the naval blockade of Cuba.
26 Oct: Khrushchev offered to remove missiles in Cuba in exchange for the USA's promise not to invade Cuba.
27 Oct: Khrushchev offered to remove missiles in Cuba in exchange for the USA's removal of Jupiter missiles in Turkey; Kennedy agreed to this deal as long as it was kept secret.
28 Oct: Khrushchev accepted Kennedy's written response to his first offer, as well as Kennedy's secret deal.
(HE SAID YES!!!!!!)

Khrushchev decided to send nuclear missiles to Cuba.

1962

In May.
4 Oct: First Soviet nuclear warheads arrived in Cuba

Brezhnev Doctrine introduced.

1968

Nixon ushered in a period of Detente

1969

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty signed

1972

Carter became America President, detence started to stall

1976

Soviet invaded Afganistan

1979

In December

Thatcher became British PM

1979

In May

Reagan became America President, abandoned detene and renewed arms race

1981

USA conducted 'Able Archer 83'

1983

In November

Gorbachev became leader of USSR

1985

In March

Reagan and Gorbachev met for the first time;)

1985

In November

Gorbachev introduced Perestrokia and Glasnost.

1986

In February

Reagan and Gorbachev signed INF treaty

1987

Gorbachev announced "De-ideologisation" of Soviet foreign policy at UN

1988

In December
Note: Signified abandonment of Brezhnev Doctrine

FALL OF BERLIN WALL!! And communist governments in Eastern Europe.

1989

Note: Berlin wall fell in November.

Reunification of East and West Germany:')

1990

In March.

Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe signed

1990

Soviet Union disintegrated. JENG JENG JENG.

1991

In December.

Bush and Gorbachev signed START I Treaty

1991

In July