PERIOD 6: Accelerating Global Chang and Realignments

Events

Picasso paints Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

1907

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

Chinese Revolution

1911 - 1912

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War I

1914 - 1918

Russia's October Revolution

1917

Civil War in Russia

1918 - 1920

Lenin’s New Economic Policy

1921 - 1928

First Soviet Five-Year Plan

1928 - 1932

U.S. stock market crash

1929

Beginning of Great Depression

1929

Japanese Invasion of China

1931

Stalin’s Great Purge in the Soviet Union

1935 - 1938

The Rape of Nanjing

1937

World War II

1939 - 1945

World War II

1939 - 1945

Invasion of Poland by Germany

1939

World War II

1939 - 1945

Fall of France, Battle of Britain

1940

Indochina and Vietnam wars

1945 - 1975

Establishment of United Nations

1945

Indian Pakistani independence

1947

UN adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1948

Division of Berlin and Germany

1949

Establishment of NATO

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Cuban Revolution

1953 - 1959

Birth of European Community

1967

Founding of Greenpeace

1970

Iranian Revolution

1979

Nicaraguan Revolution

1979

Iran-Iraq War

1980 - 1988

Collapse of European Communism

1989 - 1991

Gulf War

1990 - 1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union, End of cold war

1991

Terrorist attacks against the United States

2001

Operation Iraqi Freedom

2003