The Nationalist Part takes control of the government. Makes apartheid, racial segregation, a law.
South African Police open fires on a group of anti-apartheid protesters, killing 69. Leads to the banning of the ANC, the main anti-apartheid group
South Africa is kicked out of the British Commonwealth, is banned from the Olympics, and the UN eventually places an embargo.
Nelson Mandela, leader of the ANC, is sentenced to line in prison.
A revolt in the Soweto began an intense time in which protests were becoming more and more violent. The government declared a state of emergency.
F. W. de Klerk becomes president, releases Mandela from jail, and begins peace talks.
In the first election open to all races, Nelson Mandela is elected president. Apartheid officially ended.
Desmond Tutu begins to hear trials for crimes against humanity committed during the Apartheid era.
South Africa becomes the first African nation to host the FIFA World Cup, showing how far they have come since apartheid.
With the USSR and US emerging as superpowers, the Cold War begins.
The North Vietnamese, Communists, are victorious when Saigon, the south's capital, falls.
Communism falls in many Eastern Bloc Countries, then in Russia, leading to the end of the Cold War.
Ghana becomes the first country to win independence and establish an African rule.
After 14 years, the Bush War between the Africans and white minority rule ends and free elections are established. The country is renamed Zimbabwe.
800,000 members of the minority Tutsi tribe are slaughtered by the minority Hutu.