1950-Present

Events

1933-1945

1933 - 1945

The Holocaust- The systematic rounding-up and execution of 6 million Jews by Nazi Germany in what is now the most infamous case of genocide in human history. [IS #5]

1953

1953

The death of Stalin, ruled a communist party of Russia.

1954

1954

Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh, gets defeated.

1955

1955

Establishment of the Warsaw Pact, which was created in response to NATO

1956

1956

Soviet sent in troops to put down Hungarian Uprising.

1957

1957

European Economic Community Established- The Treaty of Rome is signed by six nations creating closer economic ties among European nations and laying the groundwork for the modern EU. [PP #5]

1961

1961

East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall that separates East and West Berlin.

1962

1962

France vetoes Britain’s attempt to join the European Community.

1962

1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis, which was a nuclear arms tension between the US, Cuba, and the Soviet Union.

1968

1968

Wave of student protests in Europe and the United States.

1978

1978

Papal election of John Paul II became the first non- Italian Pope in more than 400 years.

1979

1979

Margaret Thatcher Becomes the British Prime Minister- The resurgence of feminism post-World War II greatly changed women’s roles in world politics resulting in events such as this, the election of the first female British Prime Minister. [4.4]

1985

1985

Mikhail Gorbachev, the secretary of the Communist party,becomes leader of the Soviet Union.

1989

1989

End of the Communist Rule in the Eastern Europe

1990

1990

The two German states and the four Allies- France, Great Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union- try to find a way for reunification

1991

1991

The fall of the Soviet Union due to the large number of reforms.

1991

1991

Boris Yeltsin elected president of newly created Russian Federation.

1992

1992

Beginning of a series of violent conflicts in the former Yugoslavia

1992

1992

Vladimir Putin becomes president of Russian Federation.

2000

2000

Gay-Marriage Made Legal in The Netherlands- The Parliament of The Netherlands voted to allow full marriage rights to be given to homosexual couples, becoming the first modern nation to do so. [OS #5]

2001

2001

Birth of Jas

2002

2002

Introduction and production of the Euro. The Euro was the new currency in Europe.

2002

2002

Introduction and production of the Euro. The Euro was the new currency in Europe.

2008

2008

Dmitry Medvedev becomes president of Russian Federation.

2017

2017

Trump becomes President, USA prepares for downfall.