AP Comparative Government Timeline

United Kingdom

Joins NATO

1949

Joins EU

1973

Thatcher

1979 - 1990

"Iron Lady"
Privitized buisness and Industry, cut back on social welfare, got tough with unions
Neo-liberalism

Major

1990 - 1997

Thatcher's handpicked Conservative succesor
First followed her policies, then ventured off
Abolished poll tax, reconcilled with EU, slowed social cutbacks and privitization

Joins WTO

1995

Tony Blair

1997 - 2007

"Third Way"- between extreme 'Old Labour' and 'New Labour'
Lost popularity when supported Iraq War

Good Friday Peace Accords

1998

Gordon Brown

2007 - 2010

Could not appeal to the people as a Labour Party
Unpopular
Hurt by Recession

London Bombings

2007

Economic Reciession

2008

David Cameron

2010 - 2013

Conservative
Coalition with Lib-Dems (Nick Clegg)

China

The Long March

1934 - 1936

Military retreat by CCP to Nationalists during civil war
Mao Zedong, began to rise to power as a result
Gave CCP a positive reputation among peasants.

One Hundred Flowers Campaign

1956 - 1957

CCP encouraged a variety of views and solutions to national policy issues
Mao saw this as a chance to promote socialism.
Mao was angered by criticism
Led to 'many sent to 'reeducation camps

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1961

Economic and social plan, intended to use China’s people to rapidly transform China from an agrarian economy to a communist society
Used agriculturalization, industrialization, and collectivization. Failed and triggered a widespread famine that resulted in massive casualties.

Mao President

1960 - 1966

Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

Mao wanted to purge liberal bourgeois elements and capitalistic thoughts from the Party and China as a whole.
Youth moblized into the Red Guard.
Attacked 'Four Olds'

Falon Gong Demonstrations

1989 - 2000

Tienemen Square Protests

1989

Joins WTO

2001

Hu Jintao President

2002 - 2012

Xi Jingping President

2012 - 2013

Nigeria

First Republic

1960 - 1966

Military Rule

1966 - 1979

Obasanjo(76-79) stepped down to form a Republic

Biafran Civil War

1967 - 1970

Joined OPEC

1971

Second Republic

1979 - 1983

Shehyu Shagari

Military Rule

1983 - 1998

Buhari
Babangida
Abacha

Abacha

1993 - 1998

Chevron
Thousands died

Joins WTO

1995

Obasanjo

1999 - 2007

President

Yar'Adua

2007 - 2010

Died in office, VP Goodluck Johnathan

Goodluck Johnathan

2010 - 2012

Mexico

Revolution of 1910

1910

Set off a period of warlords and popular uprisings that lasted until 1934

Consitution Written

1917

Didn't stop bloodshed of the time

PRI forms

1929

Cardenas

1934 - 1940

Redestribution of land, nationalized industry (PEMEX), invested in public works, encouraged unions, concentrated power in the presidency

de la Madrid

1982 - 1988

Market Oriented
During the Oil Crash

Salinas

1988 - 1994

Basically fact he stole the election
A bad person

IFE Created

1990

Pointed to as an example of electoral reform around the world

Zedillo

1994 - 2000

First to not name his succesor

Joins WTO

1995

Vicente Fox

2000 - 2006

First PAN candidate to win
Marks begining of a true democratic state

Felipe Calderon

2006 - 2012

PAN
A narrow win over AMLO (PRD), IFE had to recount

Pena Nieto

2012 - 2013

First PRI since 2000

Iran

Joined OPEC

1960

Khomeini Supreme Leader

1979 - 1989

Constitution

1979

Revolution

1979

US Hostage Crisis

1979 - 1981

War with Iraq

1980 - 1988

Khamenei President

1981 - 1989

Khamenei Supreme Leader

1989 - 2013

Rafsanjani President

1989 - 1997

Khatemi President

1997 - 2009

Ahmedinejad President

2009 - 2013

Russia

Joseph Stalin

1927 - 1953

5 year plans
Collectivization adn industrialization
Gosplan: central planning comission
Purges

Krushchev

1955 - 1964

deStalinizatin: loosening government censorship, decentralization, relaxed Cold War tensions
Cuban Missile Crisis (lost control of USSR)

USSR Signs Warsaw Pact

1955

Secret Speech

1956

Brezhnev

1964 - 1982

Ended Reforms
Tried to cope with increasing economic problems

Gorbachev

1985 - 1991

Last Soviet Leader
Glasnot (openness) and Perestrokia (economic reform)

Yeltsin

1991 - 1999

"shock therapy"
Alcoholic- made him a poor president

Revolution of 1991

1991

Failed- but indirectly led to fall of USSR
Led by Yeltsin

Consitution

1993

Created a three branch government with a president, prime minister, duma (lower) and Constiutional Court (upper)

Putin

1999 - 2008

More conservative than Yeltsin
Got rid of Bolsheviks
Party: United Russia

Medvedev

2008 - 2012

Former Prime Minister
Rose in popularity after endorsed by Putin
While was president, many believed Putin still really ruled Russia

Putin

2012 - 2013

Joins WTO

2012