Period 6 Timeline

Events

Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

1914

The killing of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire by Serbian terrorists is blamed to be the the first spark of WW1. This relates to concept 2

World War I

1914 - 1917

The war fought primarily in Europe between the Central Powers and the Axis Powers. This relates to concept 2

Japan Makes 21 Demands on China

1915

Japan demands China to give it more power and land or else they would attack. This relates to concept 2

Bolshevik Revolution

1917

Part of the revolution of 1917 that overthrew the monarchy in Russia and eventually lead to the Russian Civil War. This relates to concept 2

Mussolini Launches Fascist Movement in Italy

1919

Benito Mussolini starts his new government type that relies heavily on nationalism and devotion to the one in power. This relates to concept 3

First Soviet Five Year Plan

1928 - 1932

Joseph Stalin's attempt to quickly turn Russia into a communist economy. This relates to concept 3

US Stock Market Crash

1929

The crash of the stock market that lost billions of dollars for investors and sent the US spiraling into the great depression. This relates to concept 3

Civil Disobedience Movement in India

1930 - 1947

Gandhi led this peaceful movement to end British imperialism in India. This relates to concept 3

Japanese invasion of Manchuria

1931 - 1932

Japan decided that China had done something wrong and took over its Northeastern region of Manchuria, furthering the conflict of the beginnings of WWII. This relates to concept 2

Hitler is Ruler in Gerany

1934 - 1945

The politician turned dictator that put the world at war for a second time and came out of power only in death at the end of that war. This relates to concept 2

Long March by Chinese Communists

1934 - 1935

The retreat of the Chinese Communist Army in the Chinese civil war that was led by Mau Zedong. This relates to concept 2

Stalin's "Great Purge" in USSR

1936 - 1938

A period of widespread killings of political opponents of Stalin in Russia. This relates to concept 3

Invasion of China by Japan

1937 - 1941

The East Asian prelude to WWII. Japan scams its way into a war with China while making the world believe China started it. This relates to concept 2

Cardenas Nationalizes Oil Industry in Mexico

1938

When the president of Mexico declared all natural resources found in Mexico belonged to the government. This relates to concept 3

World War II

1939 - 1945

The follow up to the first world war after Germany became disgruntled at the consequences of the war and began to invade its surrounding countries, eventually throwing the world back into total conflict. This relates to concept 2

Establishment of the United Nations

1942

The alliance of western powers to work together on world matters. This relates to concept 3

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1945

The only two atomic bombs ever used in world history. The devastation of these bombs forced Japan to end the war. This relates to concept 2

Partition of India

1947

The separation of India and the British Empire as well as the division of India and Pakistan. This relates to concept 2

South African Apartheid

1948 - 1994

The time of government controlled racial segregation. This relates to concept 3

Creation of Israel

1948

The date of the official creation of the Jewish state of Israel. This relates to concept 2

Establishment of the People's Republic of China

1949

The end of Mau Zedong's communist republic in China. This relates to concept 3

Establishment of NATO

1949

The creation of the military alliance organization that provided defense against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. This relates to concept 2

Korean War

1950 - 1953

One of the larger conflicts of the Cold War between the two separate sides of Korea, both backed by the two powerhouses respectively. This relates to concept 2

French defeat at Dien Bien Phu

1954

The loss to Vietnamese troops that signified the end of French imperialism in Vietnam. This relates to concept 2

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

One of the capitalist vs. communist conflicts of the Cold war that featured the newly free Vietnam against the encroaching western world led by the US

Uprising in Hungary

1956

The unsuccessful revolt of the people of Hungary against the Soviet Union. This relates to concept 2

Great Leap Forward in China

1958 - 1961

The disastrous yet successful attempt by Mau Zedong to rapidly industrialize China and turn it into a communist economy.

Castro Comes to Power in Cuba

1959

Cuba became the first communist economy in the western hemisphere when Fidel Castro took control. This relates to concept 3.

Construction of the Berlin Wall

1961

The beginning of building the wall that would separate the capitalist West Berlin from East Germany surrounding it. This relates to concept 2

Creation of PLO

1964

The founding of the representative group of Palestinians in the state of Israel. This relates to concept 2

Revolution in Iran

1979

The revolution of the people in Iran during the Cold War. This relates to concept 2

Collapse of the USSR

1991

The official end of the Russian rule of the Soviets. This relates to concept 2