The Archduke of Austria would be assassinated on a bridge called the Latin bridge in Sarajovo. This assassination was driven by the fact that people wanted Austruria and Hungarys south-slav provinces to break up.
A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople (Istanbul) and secure a sea route to Russia.
A set of demands made by the Empire of Japan under Prime Minister Ōkuma Shigenobu sent to the nominal government of China on January 18, 1915, resulting in two treaties with Japan on May 25, 1915.
A seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917
The lethal threat of the German U-boat submarine raises its head again, as Germany returns to the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare it had previously suspended in response to pressure from the United States and other neutral countries.
A political tension and military conflicts between the Arab League and Israel. The root of this conflict lies in the rise of Zionism and Arab nationalism.
An intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War.
An economic policy proposed by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, who called it state capitalism. It was a new, more capitalism- oriented economic policy necessary after the Civil War to raise the economy of the country, which was almost ruined.
A series of political, legal, social, economical, and cultural policy changes that were designed to convert the Republic of Turkey into a secular nation state.
a list of economic goals, created by Joseph Stalin and based off his policy of Socialism in One Country, that was designed to strengthen the country's economy between 1928 and 1932.
One of the most significant freedom struggle movements of the country. Led by Gandhi in 1930.
This event occurred when Manchuria was invaded by the Kwantung Army. The Japanese created a puppet-state called Manchukuo.
An Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party.
A military retreat undertaken by the Red Army of the Communist Party of China, the forerunner of the People's Liberation Army, to evade the pursuit of the Kuomintang army.
The first major steps of Adolf Hitler's creation of a Greater German Reich which was to include all ethnic German and all the lands and territories which the German Empire had lost after World War I.
The expropriation of all oil reserves, facilities, and foreign oil companies in Mexico on March 18, 1938.
Many say this event was the beginning to WW2. Germany invaded from the north, south, and west making it very hard for the Polish to place their army in the correct places needed in order to try and stop the Germans.
An ambitious operation was driven by Adolf Hitler's persistent desire to conquer the Soviet territories.
The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942.
This is an event where 160,000 allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of beach to fight against Nazi Germany in Normandy, France.
After weeks of firings and shootings towards the inside of Berlin Germany drafts a surrender and the Soviets accept, which means that Berlin has fallen.
These bombings came during WW2 and was a response to the events that happened in Pearl Harbor. Thousands of Japanese died in this terrible event.
This was a time in Africa's history when the majority of their black inhabitants were curtailed. This apartheid was developed after WW2 by the Afikaner-dominated National Party.
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.
An intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
On October 1, 1949, the People's Republic of China was formally established, with its national capital at Beijing.
This was a war between South Korea, who was backed by the United Nations, and North Korea, who was backed by the peoples republic of China. This war may have ended a while ago, but the conflict is still going on between the two countries.
the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries.
A complex insurgency and civil war in Algeria that aimed at national liberation for the Arab Majority. It ended up being a very violent and bloody war between the Arabs and Europeans of the region.
A mutual defense treaty between eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War.
A battle fought by North Vietnam and South Vietnam who was backed by the U.S. and other anti-communist countries. Both the U.S. and South Vietnam lost many men in this war.
An economic and social campaign of the Communist Party of China (CPC), reflected in planning decisions from 1958 to 1961, which aimed to use China's vast population to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian economy into a modern communist society through the process of rapid industrialization and collectivization.
The Berlin Wall was both the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989 and the symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.
A barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.
The Palestine Liberation Organization is an organization created in 1964 with the purpose of creating an independent State of Palestine.
A Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008.
Also known as The First Persian Gulf War, this war was the 20th century's longest conventional war. Iraq would be the first to invade Iran in both the air and on land.
The United States contributed many U.S. troops and so did the United Kingdom and Egypt. This war started because of the fact that Iraq had made an invade and annexation of Kuwait.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formally dissolved on 26 December 1991.