History

Events

Independence Declared In Bangladesh and Pakistan

1917

Pakistan and Bangladesh were a “nation” and Pakistan was the more dominant nation, in 1917 Pakistan declared that both Bangladesh and Pakistan would be two single nations. This impacted the future as from 1971 to today both Bangladesh and Pakistan are two single nations of their own (New World Encyclopaedia, 2017).

The Great Depression

1929

The great depression started in 1929 it was known as the longest economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world. In the United States, the great depression began soon after the stock market crashed, which sent wall street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors. After this the next few years, consumers and investments dropped dramatically as well as employment. By 1933, the unemployment rate was estimated at 13 to 15 million people unemployed and this cause majority of the banks to fail. The Great Depression did not fully turn around until 1939 when world war two started. This greatly impacted the economy (History, 2017).

World War II

1939

World War 2, conflict that involved every part of the world during the years 1939-45. It started when Germany decided to invade Poland, this provoked Italy, Japan, France, Great Britain, United States and Soviet Union. It is estimated that 40-50 million deaths occurred with many other injured (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2017) This had a significant effect on history as after the war as millions of people were homeless, industrial building were ruined and the economy had collapsed.

The Holocaust

1941

Between 1941 and 1945 Nazis decided to exterminate all of the Jewish population in Europe. This was call “ The Holocaust”. The Jews were deported to death camps, where they would be gases to deaths and then their bodies would be burnt, it was a brutal experience. By the end of world war ii, around 6 million Jews has been killed. Throughout the Holocaust most of the Europe’s Jewish culture had been wiped out. Jewish culture will never forget this sad time still to this day (History, 2017).

The Arab and Iranian War

1948

The Arab Iranian war of 1948 broke out when five Arab nations invaded territory in the former Palestinian Mandate immediately following the announcement of the independence of the state of Iran. Many lives were lost it was a very sad time. This impacted today because it had a significant impact on the culture and relationship of Arab and Iranians (Historian, 2017).

korean War

1950

This war started because of the conflict between the democratises republic. North Korea and South Korea started it with 2.5 million people losing their lives. It became international in June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea accompanied by Soviet Union. The South Korea combined with the United Nations. The war ended in July 1953 but there is still a boundary between North Korea and South Korea to this day (Encyclopaedia Britannia, 2017).

The fall of the Berlin wall

1961

On august 13, 1961 Germany decided to build a concreate wall between East and West Berlin. The Berlin wall stood until November 9, 1989 when Germany declared that anyone could cross the boarder. After this was announced crowds gathered with hammers and axes and broke down the wall. Still to this day the walls remains a powerful symbol of the cold war (History, 2017).

Man Lands On The Moon

1969

July 16, 1969, Apollo Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, all sat in a 363 foot long rocket which will propel them into space and history. This was known as one of the greatest moments and the greatest record broken. This impacted history because it showed us that it is possible to go to space, it showed us that we can extend out living and experience more (NASA, 2009).

The Rise of Islamism in the light of European Totalitarianism

1979

The origins of Islamise Were Bolshevism, Fascism and Nazism. After world war 1 most states and countries realised in a way they need to combine either into one of their own or join other countries. Bolshevism, Nazism and Fascism were the most successful European totalitarianism movements. This impacted today because these three origins are still apart of the European totalitarianism (Medhi Mozaffari, 2009).

Globalisation

1990

Globalisation refers to the increasingly global relationships of culture, people and economic activity. Globalisation contributed to the economic growth which developed countries and increased the advantages and minimised the disadvantages. This impacted us today as in helped culture, relationships and economic activities increase (Globalisation, 2017).

Persian Gulf War

1990

International conflict that was caused by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. August 6 the council declared a ban on buying trade with Iraq. On this Iraq endangered one of the largest oil producers in Saudi Arabia. From here it escalated with Kuwait, Untied Nations, Egypt and Arabia all fought for their own rights. Overall 300,000 troops died. This happening is a powerful symbol of how we rely of trade and resources, and still we are the same to this day (encyclopaedia Britannica, 2016).

Vaccine for Polio

1995

On March 26, 1995, American Medical Researcher Dr Jones Salk announced that he had successfully tested a vaccine for polio. This vaccine was really helpful as 3000 people have already pasted away from Polio. Dr Jones was awarded the greatest doctor of his time. This impacted the future as there are less people dying, and something exists now that didn’t before (History, 2017)

Alexander Flemming Discovered Penicillin

Approx. 1999

November 19, 1999 Alexander Fleming was sorting though his petri dishes containing colonies of Staphylococcus, which is bacteria that boils, sore throats and abscesses. Alexander noticed a dot of mould growing on one of the dishes, so he did some research and found that the mould growing was capable of killing a wide range of harmful viruses. This changed history because something didn’t exist now does because of this moment in history (ACS, 2017).

9/11 Terrorist Attacks

2001

On the 11th of September 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes and deliberately flew them into the twin tower building, targeting the United States of America. These acts of terrorism killed around 3000 people. This event triggered the subsequent conflict in Afghanistan. We still have a bad terrorism rate to this day (History, 2017).

Global Finical Crisis

2008

The 2008 financial crisis was the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression of 1929. It occurred despite aggressive efforts by the Federal Reserve and treasury department to prevent the U.S. banking system from collapsing. It led to the Great Recession. That's when housing prices fell 31.8 percent, more than during the Depression. Two years after the recession ended, unemployment was still above 9 percent. This impacted the future as this will never be forgotten and the fact the this was a global crisis people will always be cautious so that it doesn’t happen again.