AP World History- Period 6 (1900-Present)


Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

The Russo-Japanese War was a fight between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. This is an important event because this was the first war of the modern era in which a non-European power defeated one of Europe's great powers.

Mexican Revolution

1910 - 1920

The Mexican Revolution participated in ending dictatorship in Mexico and established a constitutional republic because of President Porfirio Díaz, who was in office for more than thirty years. This is an important event because it later changed the country's economic and social system.

Chinese Revolution

1911 - 1912

The Chinese Revolution was a revolution that overthrew China's last imperial dynasty that resulted in the establishment of the Republic of China. This is important because it ended the dictatorial monarchy that had ruled China for more than 2,000 years.


1914 - 1918

WWI began in 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and it was the world's first global conflict that originating from Europe. This is important because it left millions of people dead, and it changed the world completely in politically, economically, and socially.


1935 - 1945

WWI began in 1939, and it was the second international war. It affected more than 50 million civilians life, which was the bloodiest war of all time.

German Blitz Krieg

1939 - 1940

The German Blitz Krieg "lighting war" where it took advantage of the new ideas of warfare with bombers and tanks to loosen up the enemy and create terror before sending in troops

Pearl Harbor


Pearl Harbor military strike by the Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base. It was a surprise attack that killed more than 2,000. This resulted in the United States joining the WWII

Chinese Communist Revolution

1945 - 1950

The Chinese Communist Revolution was where Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong created the People's Republic of China. This created for Communism to become more popular

Korean War

1950 - 1953

The Korean War was an event where North Korea invaded South Korea. The Cold War resulted in this, and this lead to North and South Korea to become separated, which it still is today.

Cuban Revolution

1953 - 1959

The Cuban Revolution was where Fidel Castro led a force of rebels against the government of Fulgencio Batista, who was known to be a tyrannical leader as Cuba was suffering poverty. Cuba became a powerful country in the global power of the Soviet Union and the Cold War.

Iranian Revolution


The Iranian Revolution was the violent overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. It was replaced by the Islamic Empire.


Treaty of Versailles


The Treaty of Versailles was one most important treaties that brought World War I to an end. This was and important event because the Treaty ended the war between Germany and the Allied Powers.

League of Nations


The League of Nation was an international organization , which was originally designed to enforce the Treaty of Versailles and other peace agreements. This lasted for 26 years until it was later replaced by the United Nations.

United Nations


The United Nations is an international organization which was created to replace the League of Nations. This was created to maintain worldwide peace and security.



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Japanese Invasion of Manchuria

1931 - 1932

Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki


The United States dropped two bombs, The Little Boy and Fat Man, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki which killed 226,000 in total. This led for Japan to surrender to the United States.

Genocide in Rwanda




9/11 was a terrorism act by led by the Islamic group leader Al-Qaeda. Two airplanes were crashed in both World Trade Center Towers. This led to more than 2,000 Americans lives'.


Stock Market Crash


The stock market crash was an event when sudden dramatic decrease where nearly half of America's banks had failed. This led to many people being in poverty.

Partition of India


Birth of Israel


Division of Berlin and Germany

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

West Germany and East Germany had disagreed politically. West Germany was a capitalist economic system while East Germany was a socialist republic that was led by the Socialist Unity Party of Germany. The Soviet Union blocked the Western part of Germany to prevent from coming to East Germany

Suez Crisis


Construction of the Berlin Wall


Cuban Missile Crisis


The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union .

Fall of the Berlin Wall


The government of East Germany declared that the people could cross freely into West Berlin, and the people massively took down the wall. This declared the end of the USSR

Fall of USSR