1900-1950 Luke W.

Events

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Russia went to war with Japan and lost.

World War I

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

War fought between the Allies, which are Britain, France, Russia, and Italy, versus the Central Powers, which are Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire.

Sinking of the Lusitania

May 7, 1915

German U-Boats, using "unrestricted submarine warfare", sank a boat named the Lusitania.

Bolshevik Revolution

March 8, 1917 - November 7, 1917

Revolution in which the Tsarist Government in Russia is overthrown by the Bolshevik Party.

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

March 1918

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a treaty between Russia and Germany to end the war between them.

Tsar Nicholas II Assassinated

July 16, 1918

The Tsar and his family were assassinated to prevent the him from rising to power and overthrowing the new Communist government.

Paris Peace Conference

January 1919

The victorious countries of World War I met to discuss post-war actions.

League of Nations

1919 - 1946

The League of Nations was an international organization that advocated peace after the conclusion of World War I.

Treaty of Versailles

June 28th, 1919

The signing of the Treaty of Versailles officially ended World War I.

New Economic Policy

March 1921

Lenin implemented a policy that allowed peasants and farmers to sell their produce and run small businesses.

The Great Depression

1929 - 1939

The Great Depression was a global epidemic in which many economic systems began to fall apart or fail entirely. Many people were unemployed and inflation was a big issue during this time.

Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

January 30, 1933

Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Hindenburg.

Rape of Nanking

1937

The Rape of Nanking was a mass murder and rape by Japanese troops in the Chinese city of Nanking.

World War II

1939 - 1945

War fought between the Axis Powers, which are Germany, Italy, and Japan, versus the Allied Powers, which are France, Britain, the United States, and Russia.

Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945