After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, WWI began. The central powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman empire) fought against the allied powers ( Great Britain, US, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and Romania)
World War II
1939 - 1945
The deadliest war in history started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. It was fought between the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allied Powers (Britain, US, France, and the Soviet Union)
United Nations established
Established to promote international cooperation, maintaining peace, security, human rights, and fostering social and economic development.
Partition of India and Indian Independence
The British passed the Indian Independence act, which divided India into India and Pakistan. It called for each nation to be granted independence.
China becomes communist
1949 - 1980
Mao Zedong was a Chinese communist revolutionary who founded the People's Republic of China in 1949. China after Mao Zedong around the 1980's became a capitalist power
Cuban Missile Crisis
A 13-day confrontation between the US and Soviet Union initiated by the American discovery of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
Syrian Civil War
2011 - Present
An ongoing conflict in Syria between forces of the Ba'ath government and forces who want to remove this government and the president who's family has held power since 1971.