Chapter 30

Main

Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi

1869 - 1948

Chiang Kai-Shek

1887 - 1975

Ho Chi Minh

1890 - 1969

Josip Broz Tito

1892 - 1980

Mao Zedong

1893 - 1976

Nikita Khrushchev

1894 - 1971

Leonid Brezhnev

1906 - 1982

Simone de Beauvoir

1908 - 1986

Ronald reagan

1911 - 2004

Willy Brandt

1913 - 1992

richard Nixon

1913 - 1994

François Mitterand

1916 - 1996

Gabal Abdel Nasser

1918 - 1970

Alexander Dubcek

1921 - 1992

Kai-shek tries to destroy his more radical communist allies

1927

Martin Luther King Jr.

1929 - 1968

Gandhi gets a constitution from British, a basic blue print for independence

1935

Mao led his followers on a 5000-mile march to northern China

1937

The Teheran Conference

November 1943

The French gave up their League of Nations mandates in Syria and Lebanon

1944

Total defeat of the Nazi's

1945

Chiang and Mao's dispute led to a civil war

1945

The Yalta Conference

February 1945

Truman abruptly cut off all aid to the Soviet Union

May 1945

The Postwar Potsdam Conference

July 1945

U.S won't support governments established against the will of its people

October 1945

In Italy, the Christian Democrats emerged as the leading party

1946

Charles de Gaulle resigned

January 1946

The Philippines achieved independence peacefully from the U.S

1946

Churchill says an "iron curtain" has fallen over Europe

March 1946

Germany was on the verge of total collapse and threatening to bring down Europe

1947

The Creation of the OEEC and the council of Europe

1948

The battered economies of western Europe began to turn the corner

1948

British granted Sri Lanka and Burma independence

1948

The Arab Defeated

1948

The seizure of power in Czechoslovakia

February 1948

The communists triumphed in China

1949

The U.S. forms NATO

1949

Konrad Adenauer began his long, highly successful democratic rule

1949

Stalin launched a savage verbal attack on Soviet Jews

1949

The nationalists withdrew from the island of Taiwan

1949

Indonesia emerged as a sovereign state

1949

China established a Communist government

1949

North Korea invades South Korea

1950

The outbreak of the Korean War

1950

The Korean War

1950 - 1953

Nationalist revolution in Egypt

1952

A fragile truce was created and the fighting stopped

1953

Stalin dies

1953

The French forces were defeated by Ho Chi Minh

1954

Nasser abruptly nationalized the foreign-owned Suez Canal Company

1956

The Treaty of rome is signed creating the common market

1957

The emergence of Mikhail Gorbachev

1957

Charles de Gaulle creates the Fifth republic

1958

Khruschev ordered the Western allies to evacuate West Berlin

1958

De Gaulle offers French Africans choice of total break or kind of common wealth

1958

Khruschev ordered the East Germans to build the Berlin Wall

1961

The Soviets sent the world's first cosmonaut orbiting the globe

1961

Opposition in party circles to Khruschev's policies was strong

1962

Algeria became independent and its European population fled to France

1962

Betty Fireden's "The Femininen Mystique"

1963

Civil rights Act of 1964

1964

Khruschev fell in a bloodless palace revolution

1964

Voting rights Act of 1965

1965

Student protesters demonstrate in 50 american cities

October 1965

Frieden founded the National Origination for Women (NOW)

1966

The invasion of Czechoslovakia

1968

The Vietcong Tet Offensive

January 1968

Nixon elected President

1968

The Apollo program reaches its objective

1969

Brandt negotiated with the Soviet Union, Poland, and Czechoslovakia

1969

Brandt flew to Poland for the signing of the historic treaty of reconciliation

December 1970

OPEC watched the price of crude oil decline consistently

1971

The Watergate Scandal

June 1972

American aid to South Vietnam diminished

1973

The Fourth Arab-Israeli War

1973

Nixon was forced to resign in disgrace

1974

North Vietnam launched a general invasion against South Vietnamese armies

1974

The First Act of the Helsinki Conference is signed

1975

Jimmy Carter elected President

1976

Margaret Thatcher is brought to power

1979

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

December 1979

The Soviets used long-range rockets developed in the nuclear weapon program

1985