Collapse of Imperialism

Previous Units

World War I (1914-1918)

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

Ottoman Empire (Middle East) collapses - divided among Allies (1918)

1918

President Wilson's 14 Points encourages self-determination (1918)

1918

World War II (1939-1945)

1939 - 1945

Cold War (1945-1991)

1945 - 1991

Universal Declaration of Human Rights written

1948

Middle East

Republic of Turkey gains independence (1923)

1923

Kemal Ataturk modernizes Turkey (1926)

1926

India

Sepoy Mutiny (1857)

1857

Amritsar Massacre (1919)

1919

Homespun Movement

1930 - 1931

Gandhi leads Salt March (1930)

1930

Government of India Act (1935) allows local self-rule

1935

India partitioned into India and Pakistan (1947)

1947

Gandhi assassinated (1948)

1948

U.N. allows India to control most of Kashmir (1949)

1949

Pakistan develops nuclear weapons program (1972)

1972

Africa

Berlin Conference (1884)

1884

ANC formed

1912

South Africa gains independence (1931)

1931

Rwanda gains independence (1932)

1932

Policy of apartheid passed in South Africa (1948)

1948

Kwame Nkrumah led independence of Ghana (1957)

1957

Nelson Mandela arrested (1962)

1962

Jomo Kenyatta led independence of Kenya (1963)

1963

F.W. de Klerk frees Mandela and ends apartheid (1990)

1990

Policy of apartheid ended in South Africa (1991)

1991

Nelson Mandela elected as 1st black president of South Africa (1994)

1994

Rwanda Genocide (1994)

1994