Kristen Nuss

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  • Industrial Revolution

    Towards the beginning of the 1700's, technology began to overpower the simple farming tecniques that were commonly used around the world. Pretty soon, dozens of new inventions and machines were being created and used, thus causing the Industrial Revolution.
  • 1st successful steam engine is built

    For a while, factories and mills were being powered by water streams, until in England when James Watt invented the steam engine. It was slow, but it worked. Steam engines were used to power facotries, machines, and ships, eventually powering transportation such as trains and other vehicles.
  • Mexico declares its independence

  • Michael Faraday's dynamo

    Previously, electricity was still a constant issue of figureing out how to use it. Michael Faraday, a chemist form England, discovered the connection between electricity and megnetism. This led to the invention of the dynamo. The dynamo could be used to power motors, and eventually electric generators were created.
  • Taiping rebellion

  • Sepoy Mutiny in India

  • Karl Marx's "Das Kapital"

    With a plan to knock down Capitalism and create a society in which people controlled the buisnesses, Karl Marx came out with the first volume of Das Kapital. In this, he described how capitalism would cause workers to go into poverty and that the work-to-pay ratio was unfair. He wanted Socialism would get rid of these problems, but eventually Communism was adopted by the government instead.
  • The Meiji Restoration

  • Franco-Prussian War

    Germany was still not one complete country, and in order to fully connect the pieces, the Franco-Prussian war began. France and some German states supporting Prussia went into war, and the Prussian victory created a peace treaty which unified all of Germany.
  • Spanish-American War begins

    Sympathy towards Cuba and similarities between theirs and the US Revolution led the United States to enter the Spanish-American war in defence for Cuba. The Spanish army was annihilated, and resulted in disaster for Spain. In a matter of a few months, the US won the war and and all the island countries in the Philipines.
  • Boxer Rebellion

  • Russo-Japanese War

    Rivaling ambitions between the Russian and Japanese empire rresulted in the Russo-Japanese war. Although Japan won most of the battles, Russia kept coming back and wouldn't back down. Theodore Roosevelt was asked to help create a treaty, called the Treaty of Portsmouth. The treaty gave Japan the overall victory, but lost it's influence over Korea.
  • Franz Ferdinand is killed

  • Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

  • U.S. joins WW1

    After several peaceful years in America during the beginning of the war, Germanay's constant attacks on American ships angered the US and its people. Germanay's intentions were to ally with Mexico and defeat the Americans, and eventually the US was forced to enter the war.
  • Treaty of Versailles is signed

  • Moussolini's Fascist Party in Italy

  • Russia becomes the USSR

    The combining of neighboring lands and Russia, plus an improving economy led to an entirely new country called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Though as the Soviet Union was strengthening it's economy, Lenin's death caused a struggle for control over the USSR.
  • Stalin's rule in the USSR begins

  • Black Tuesday Stock Market crash

    Fearing the drop of stock prices, investers sold over 16 million shares. Due to no one wanting to buy the stocks, the prices dropped to almost nothing. Investeres had to sell off their stocks in order to repay loans, and banks became deep in financial troubles.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

    After the war in Germany, Adolf Hitler came to rise in power. He joined a political group called the Nazi Party, though we wanted to gain more power over Germany. While imprisoned, he created a book called "My Struggle", which descirbed his ideas he had planned to restore Germany to its natural glory.
  • Germany attacks Poland - WWII begins

  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japans military was growing strength, but the US wanted nothing to do with what was going on overseas. Japan, however, had other ideas. They had planned a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, and left a devastating blow on the Americans.
  • U.S. declares war on Japan

    After trying to keep peace and out of the way with what was going on across the seas, the attack on Pearl Harbor had angered the Americans, and the US Congress finally declared war with Japan. Germany and Italy soon joined, and the US formed with the Allies to fight the Axis Powers.
  • D-Day

    The Allies invaded France in hopes of recovering it from the Germans. They broke through the German defense and over 1 million troops had already come ashore by the first of July. France was quickly retained by the Allies, and Paris was surrendured not long after.
  • U.S. drops A-Bomb on Hiroshima

    After the attack on Okinawa, American leaders set up a plan to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. Over 70,000 Japanese citizens were killed instantly from the impact, and it left thousands of buildings in rubble. Frankly, that wasn't enough for the Americans. We decided to drop yet another atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and that left greater damage than the one before.
  • Nuremberg trails are held

  • Apartheid in South Africa

  • Korean War is fought

  • Vietnam War is fought

  • Fidel Castro's Communism in Cuba

  • Mikhail Gorbachev power in USSR

  • Persian Gulf War begins

  • USSR collapses & Russia is back

  • NAFTA is formed

  • WTO is formed