Timeline of World Events 1947-1948

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  • Nigeria gains limited autonomy

  • Canadian Citizenship Act comes into effect

    Canadian Citizenship Act comes into effect
  • Communists take power in Poland

  • South Pacific Commission (SPC) founded.

  • In Paris, France, peace treaties are signed between the World War II Allies and Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Finland. Italy cedes most of Istria to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Croatia).

  • Panglong Agreement is reached between Burmese government under its leader, General Aung San, and the Shan, Kachin, and Chin ethnic peoples at the Panglong Conference.

    Panglong Agreement is reached between Burmese government under its leader, General Aung San, and the Shan, Kachin, and Chin ethnic peoples at the Panglong Conference.
  • In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", his Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.

  • ISO is founded

  • The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.

  • The International Monetary Fund begins to operate.

    The International Monetary Fund begins to operate.
  • The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.

  • A rebellion against French rule erupts in Madagascar.

  • The leaders of the Kurdish People's Republic of Mahabad are hanged by the Iranian army

  • Arab Ba'ath Party established in Damascus.

    Arab Ba'ath Party established in Damascus.
  • The Journey of Reconciliation begins in North Carolina, organized by the Congress of Racial Equality.

  • Portella della Ginestra massacre in Sicily

    Portella della Ginestra massacre in Sicily
  • The new post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect

  • The Canadian Parliament votes unanimously to pass several laws regarding displaced foreign refugees

  • The Cold War begins

  • U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the Marshall Plan

  • The Exodus leaves France for Palestine, with 4,500 Jewish Holocaust survivor refugees on board.

  • Burmese nationalist Aung San assassinated

  • ENIAC is turned back on

  • Pakistan is created

    Pakistan is created
  • India gains independence

  • Communists seize power in Hungary

  • Typhoon Kathleen

  • National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective

    National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective
  • Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations

  • First televised White House address

  • War begins in Kashmir

  • Azad Kashmir established within Pakistan

  • GATT and WTO established

  • Meet the press makes TV debut

  • ITU and UPU founded

  • UK withdraws troops from Palestine

  • Queen Elizabeth II marries Prince Philip

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment begins in Havana, Cuba

  • Statute of Westminster Adoption Act signed in New Zealand

  • UNGA votes to partition Palestine between Arab and Jewish regions, which results in the creation of the State of Israel.

  • The Iranian Royal Army takes back power in the Azerbaijan province

  • The Italian Constituent Assembly votes to accept the new Constitution of Italy

  • Burma gains independence

    Burma gains independence
  • Federation of Malaya formed

  • Ceylon/Sri Lanka becomes independent

  • Czechoslovak coup d'état

    Czechoslovak coup d'état
  • Treaty of Brussels signed

  • Round Table Conference in The Hague

    Round Table Conference in The Hague
  • WHO established by UN

  • Deir Yassin massacre

  • Battle of Haifa

  • Organization of American States (OAS) founded

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    Costa Rican Civil War