East Asia


Taiping Rebellion

1850 - 1864

A rebellion against the Qing dynasty, led by Christian convert Hong Xiuquan, breaks out in southern China

Commodore Matthew Perry


Commodore Matthew Perry, commanding a powerful US fleet, persuades the Japanese to open their country to western trade – ending their period of isolation

Taipings take over


The Taiping rebels capture the Chinese city of Nanjing and make it their capital

British Raj

1858 - 1947

The India Act places India under the direct control of the British government, ending the rule of the East India Company

Chinese Gordon


British officer Charles Gordon leads untrained auxiliaries against the Taiping rebels in China, becoming known as Chinese Gordon

Taiping Rebellion ends


Imperial Chinese troops and Gordon's auxiliaries take Nanjing, the rebel capital, finally bringing to an end the Taiping rebellion

Boxer Rebellion

1899 - 1901

Hostility to foreign intrusion erupts in China with the Boxer Rising

World War 1

1914 - 1918

a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

League of Nations

1919 - 1946

The league of nations was the predecessor to the United Nations the idea of it was to prevent another world war

Japan and Germany


Germany and Japan establish an Anti-Comintern Pact against their common enemy, the USSR

World War II

1939 - 1945

Originating as a repercussion of World War I due to the treaty of Versailles Germany under the Nazis waged war on the rest of the world

Kamikaze Pilots Used

October 23 1944

Japanese pilots fly the first of World War II's suicide or kamikaze missions

Atomic bomb destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Us drops nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki this signifies end of world war 2

United Nations

1945 - Present

The successor to the league of nations however this time being more effective this time than the league of nations due to having more countries joining especially the U.S

The Cold War

1945 - 1991

The Cold War was mostly between the USSR and the US however there would be a bunch of proxy wars worldwide