History of Empires 20th Century

Events

Argentinian Independence

1810

End of Spanish Empire

1810 - 1825

Mexican Independence

1821

Monroe Doctrine

1823

French conquer Algeria

1830 - 1839

Opium Wars

1850 - 1860

Commodore Perry opens Japan

1853

Sepoy Rebellion

1857

Tiralleurs created

1857

Dissolution of British East India Company

1859

Government of India Act did this

Austro-Hungarian Empire

1866 - 1918

Beginning of Japanese Empire

1868

Meiji Restoration

Victoria crowned Empress of India

1876

Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Berlin Conference

1884 - 1885

On Africa

Frederick Jackson Turner declares the end of the frontier

1893

Gandhi in South Africa

1893 - 1915

Battle of Wounded Knee

1893

Conquest of Korea

1894 - 1895

Shimonoseki Treaty

1895

José Martí Revolution in Cuba

1895

Ethiopia defeats Italy-Battle of Adwa

1896

Spanish-American War

1898 - June 30, 1898

Ends Spanish Empire

Rebellion in the Philippines

1898

Sinking of USS Maine

Feb 1898

Declaration of First Philippine Republic

1899

Philippine War

1899 - 1902

First Pan-African Conference

1900

London

Independence of Cuba

1902

Gaud-Toqué Scandal

July 14, 1903

Creation of Panama

1904

Korea becomes Japanese Protectorate

1905

Russo-Japanese War

1905

Minto Morley Reform

1909

Korea becomes Japanese Colony

1910

Qing Dynasty End

1911

Creation of Chinese Republic

January 1, 1912

Election of Blaise Diagne

1914

Voluntary service

1914

Panama Canal

1914

Armenian Genocide

1915 - 1916

W Africa uprising against draft

1915 - 1916

Formose

1915

Enforced Recruitment

1915

Uprising in Taiwan

1915

Bolshevik Revolution

1917

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

1918

Spartacus Uprising

1919

Most Important Pan-American Conference

1919

Paris

Treaty of Versailles

1919

Massacre of Amritsar

April 1919

Harlem Renaissance

1920 - 1930

Congo-Océan Railroad built

1921 - 1934

Creation of USSR

1922

Native Americans gain US Citizenship

1924

Indian Declaration of Independence at Lahore

1928

Was basically symbolic

Gandhi Salt March

1930

Rebellions in Indochina

1930

Colonial Exhibit

1931

Mukden Incident

1931

Invasion of Manchuria

Sept 1931

Holodomor

1932 - 1933

Italy invades Ethiopia

10/03/1935

Franco comes to power

1936

Great Purge

1936 - 1938

Marco Polo Bridge Incident

July 1937

Nanking Massacre

Dec 1937 - Jan 1938

War in the Pacific

1940 - 1942

De Gaulle Speech from London

June 18, 1940

Operation Barbarossa

June 22 1941

Extermination Camps Created

1942

Wannsee Conference

1942

Quit India Movement

1942

Battle of Midway

June 1942

Greater East Asia Conference of 1943

1943

Brazzaville Conference

1944

End of Japanese Empire

1945

Declaration of Vietnamese Independence

1945

French-Indochina War

1946 - 1954

4th Republic

1946

Creation of French Departments

1946

Philippine Independence

July 4, 1946

Massacre in Madagascar

1947 - 1948

India and Pakistan Independence

1947

Gandhi assassinated

1948

Creation of Imperial Citizenship

1948

Apartheid created

1948

Indonesia independence

1949

Mao comes to power

1949

USSR gets atom bomb

August 1949

Stalin and Mao meet

1950

Tibet annexed

1950

Soviet-Chinese Treaty

February 1950

Batista Dictatorship in Cuba

1952 - 1958

Mau-Mau Uprising

1952 - 1956

Division of Vietnam

1954

Ends French colonialism in Vietnam

Algerian War

1954 - 1962

Nov 1 1954-la nuit rouge
1955 creation of ALN
Oct 8 1961-Demonstration where people killed

Constitution of 1954

1954

Bandung Conference

1955

Defferre Law

1956

Ghana Independence

1957

De Gaulle tour of Africa

1958

Guinea Independence

1958

Cuban Revolution

1959

Castro

Great Leap Forward

1959 - 1961

Uprising in Tibet

1959

Congo Independence

1960

Sharpeville Massacre

March 21, 1960

US Embargo against Cuba

1962

Cultural Revolution

1966

World Festival of N Arts

1966

Dakar

Bangladesh is formed

1971

Following war in 1970

Portuguese Dictatorship ends

1974

Carnation Revolution

1974

Mozambique Independence

1975

End of Apartheid

1994