Slater Nelson

  • Stalin's rulle in USSR begins

    Vladimir Lenin had died in 1924, after a struggle for power Stalin became the new leader
  • Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany

    He promised to rebuild Germany's military. He spoke of a might German empire and said that Germans were the "master race." Through his efforts the Nazi's continued to gain strength in the eraly 1930s They became the most poplar of Germany's many political parties, as a result Hitler was appointed to the position of chancellor.
  • Germany attacks Poland- WW2 starts

    Just days after reaching his agreement with the Soviet Hitler wanted an all out war. On september 1st 1939 Germany launched an attack on Poland. This assault was the start of ww2
  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

    For months Japenese military leaders had been planning a surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.
  • U.S. declares war on Japan

  • Nuremberg trials are held

    Allied militray courts tried more than two hundred Nazi and military officials. Serveral dozen were sentenced to death for their roles in the Holocaust and in other war crimes.
  • U.S. drops A-Bomb on Hiroshima

    They calculated that an invasion oculd cost up to 1million killed or wounded Allied soldiers. As a resukt, American leaders considered another optio: the atomic bomb.
  • Apartheid in South Africa

    The National Praty instituted a policy of apartheid which means "apartness" in the Afrikaans language. This policy divided people into four racial groups: White, Black, Colored(mixed ancestry), and Asian.
  • Mao Zedong’s People’s Republic of China

    On October 1st Mao Zedong stood before a huge crowd in Beijing and announced the formation of the People's Republic of China
  • Korean War is fought

    In june 1950 North Koreans attacked South Korea. Their goal was to unite the country under a communist government.
  • Fidel Castro’s Communism in Cuba

    In 1959 rebels under the leadership of Fidel Castro overthrew Cuba's dictator and installed a Communist government.
  • Vietnam War is fought

    The United States supported South Vietnam to keep it from being taken over by the North.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev power in USSR

    When Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union in 1985, he saw the need for change. He proposed two radical concepts : galsnost and perestroika.
  • USSR collapses & Russia is back

    In August hard-line Communist Party leaders sought to end Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms and preserve the Soviet Union by taking over the Soviet government in a cou d'etat.
  • Persian Gulf War begins

    After negotitaions failed to convince Iraq to leave Kuwait, The United States led a multinational foce into battle.