A time period where many countries revolted against a king or absolute ruler, influenced by enlightenment ideas
1791 - 1804
Successful slave rebellion, inspired by American and French revolutions. Lead by Toussaint L'Ouverture
Latin American Revolutions
1800 - 1830
A time period where most Latin American countries revolted against the colonial powers like Spain and Portugal
1858 - 1947
A time period where the British Empire occupied India. Ended with Gahndi, nonviolent noncooperation, and the Indian Partition
Japan westernizes quickly and gets rid of the Tokugawa Shogunate
Scramble for Africa
When European colonizers came to Africa to take advantage of their natural resources and free labor.
World War 1
1914 - 1918
Started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, many countries then joined due to alliances and nationalism
1929 - 1938
A worldwide event of a bad economy, high inflation, and unemployment. A major cause for world war 2
World War 2
1939 - 1945
Started when Fascist Germany wanted to expand their empires. Germany felt it needed to retake what it lost in world war 1 because their country's economy was horrible. Hitler blamed Jews and killed many in the Holocaust.
Decolonization of Africa
1945 - 1960
When European countries left Africa after World War Two, long term effects still linger.
When agriculture and farming became more productive, caused by a lack of food for growing population
China becomes Communist
Lead by Mao, there was a communist revolution that lead to a long, communist,
1953 - 1959
During the cold war when Cuba became communist. Lead by Fidel Castro, and the United States opposed that.
Bangladesh seperates from Pakistan
After the Indian Partition, India was separated into India, Pakistan, and West Pakistan. West Pakistan eventually became Bangladesh
2000 - Present
An age we are currently in, which is called information age because of easy and immediate access to information. Sparked by cell phones and the internet