Asia Timeline

Events

Japan

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

US Occupies Japan

1945 - 1952

Hiroshima is Bombed

August 6, 1945

Nagasaki is Bombed

August 9, 1945

VJ Day

September 2, 1945

Japan Becomes Sovereign

April 28, 1952

Korea

Japan Stops Occuping Korea

1945

Korea Becomes Communist

1948

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Kim Il Sung Invades South Korea

June 25, 1950

Kim Jong Il Becomes the Dictator

1994

Kim Jong Un Comes to Power

December 29, 2011

China

People's Republic of China Declared

October 1, 1949

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1962

Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

Mao Zedong Dies; Deng Xiaoping Takes Power

1976

Tiananmen Square Protestors Attacked by the Government

June 4, 1989

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Declares Vietnam's Independence

September 2, 1945

Vietnam is Divided into 2 States

1954

France Leaves Vietnam

1954

Intervention/War in Vietnam by the US

Nov 1, 1955 - 1973

N. Vietnam Takes Over S. Vietnam

1975

Saigon Becomes Known as Ho Chi Minh City

1975