Period 6 (1914 - Present)

Alec Buzzell

Wars, Rebellions, and Invasions

Gaillipoli Campaign

April 25, 1915 - January 9, 1916

Bolshevik Revolution

1917

German resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare

February 1, 1917

May Fourth Movement in China

1919

Civil Disobedience movement in India

1930

Japanese invasion of Manchuria

September 19, 1931

Long March by Chinese Communists

1934

Invasion of China by Japan

July 1937

Invasion of Poland by Germany

September 1, 1939

German invasion of USSR

June 22, 1941

Soviet Victory at Stalingrad

1943

D-Day, Invasion of Normandy

June 6, 1944

Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1945

Capture of Berlin by Soviet Forces

May 2, 1945

Arab-Israeli War

1948 - 1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

US troops in Vietnam

1950 - August 15, 1973

Algerian war of liberation

1954 - 1962

French defeat at Dien Bien Phu

March 13, 1954 - May 7, 1954

Uprising in Hungary

1956

Sino-Soviet Rift

1960 - 1989

Revolution in Iran

1979

Iran-Iraq War

September 1980 - August 1988

Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan

May 15, 1988 - February 15, 1989

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

People

Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

June 28, 1914

Archduke Francis Ferdinand was a royal from Austria-Hungary who went to visit the culturally conflicted and tense area of Sarajevo. Many attempts on his life were planned by a nationalist group called the Black Hand who wanted to not be a part of Austira-Hungary, but join Yugoslavia or Serbia, or have their own country. Gavril Princip was the one to one to assassinate Ferdinand and his wife after their car took a wrong turn down a street. This threw Europe into World War One because of military alliances and the nationalist moods of many ethnic groups.

Lenin's New Economic Policy

1921 - 1928

Ataturk proclaims Republic of Turkey

1923

Hitler is ruler in Germany

1933 - 1945

Adolf Hitler was the man who took over Germany under the Third Reich with the Nazi party. He promised to rebuild Germany and help economically and politically. He started World War Two to take over the world and lead the super race (the Germans) against everyone else, except the Japanese who were military allies. Under Hitler, Jews, homosexuals, the physically and mentally impaired, and even own disabled german soldiers were kept in concentration camps and systematic killed.

Sandino is murdered in Nicaragua

February 21, 1934

Sandino was a Nicaraguan revolutionary leader who led revolts against the United States interfering in Nicaragua from the years 1927 - 1933. He was assassinated by National Guard troops under General Somoza Garcia who was supported by the United States and went on to become a dictator of Nicaragua.

Mussolini launches fascist movement in Italy

1936 - 1943

Stalin's "Great Purge" is USSR

1937 - 1938

Cardenas nationalizes oil industry in Mexico

March 18, 1938

Castro comes to power in Cuba

February 16, 1959

Major Event

Japan makes Twenty-one Demands on China

January 18, 1915

Treaty of Brest- Litovsk

March 3, 1918

Paris Peace Conference

1919

First meeting of the League of Nations

January 16, 1920

First Soviet Five-Year Plan

1928 - 1932

US Stock market Crash

October 1929

German Auschluss with Austria

March 12, 1938 - April 27, 1945

Establishment of United Nations

October 24, 1945

Partition of India

1947

Apartheid in South Africa

1948 - 1989

Division of Berlin and Germany

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

Establishment of NATO

April 4, 1949

Establishment of People's Republic of China

October 1, 1949

Establishment of Warsaw Pact

1955 - 1991

Suez Crisis

1956

Great Leap Forwardin China

1958 - 1961

Construction of Berlin Wall

August 13, 1961 - 1989

Creation of PLO

May 28, 1964

Creation of Israel

May 14, 1984

Reunification of Germany

1990

Collapse of USSR

December 8, 1991

Transfer of Britsh Hong Kong to China

1997