1900-Present (A-Day)

  • Independence (Caribbean)

    Independence (Caribbean)
    1900-2000: Most countries in the Caribbean region gained independence between the twentieth and twenty-first century. Some countries were still held under Great Britain’s rule. Cody Birely
  • Christianity in Central Africa

    Christianity in Central Africa
    Indigenous preachers adapt Christianity to African values and customs, diffusing the religion through the countryside.
    Alex Karnish
  • Railroads built in Africa

    Railroads built in Africa
    Railroad construction begins throughout the entire African continent to improve the transportation of goods and travel. Ryan Scott
  • Saudi Arabian Unification (Middle East)

    Saudi Arabian Unification (Middle East)
    Wahhabi leader Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud recaptures a major city in Saudi Arabia, beginning a 30-year campaign to unify the Arabian Peninsula.
  • First Aswan Dam Completed

    First Aswan Dam Completed
    Egypt, with the help of Britain, completed the first Aswan Dam. Ryan Scott
  • Panama Canal (Latin America)

    Panama Canal (Latin America)
    Panama Canal Built Laura Klever
  • Revolutions of 1905 (Russia)

    Nicholas II, the last Russian Emperor, was unable to prevent the Revolutions of 1905, which made the governement make a series of major reforms, including freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.
  • Viceroy Curzon Splits Bengal

    Viceroy Curzon Splits Bengal
    The province of Bengal was divided in two to improve the efficiency of its administration. This decision, made without consulting anyone, angered not only educated Indians who saw it as a way to lessen their influence, but also the millions of uneducated Hindu Bengalis, who suddenly found themselves outnumbered by Muslims in East Bengal. Soon Bengal was the scene of demonstrations, boycotts of British goods, and even incidents of violence against the British.
  • Persia's Constitutional Revolution (Middle East)

     Persia's Constitutional Revolution (Middle East)
    Muzaffar al-Din Shah signs Persia's first constitution. The Constitutional Revolution aims to make the state leader accountable to a written code of law, thereby limiting royal power and lessening government corruption. The constitution also calls for the establishment of the Majlis, or elected parliament.
  • Rubber Boom Press

    Rubber Boom Press
    The British press begins publicizing the terrors of the rubber boom in the Congo Free State.
    Alex Karnish
  • Muslims Found All-India Muslim League

    While Hindus of Bengal were protesting the partition of their province, Muslims, fearful of Hindu dominance elsewhere in India, founded the All-India Muslim League. Taking advantage of these religious divisions, the British instituted separate representations and different voting qualifications for Hindus and Muslims.
  • Public Outcry over Central Africa

    Public Outcry over Central Africa
    This public outcry about the atrocities convinces the Belgian government to take over Leopolds private empire.
    Alex Karnish
  • Union of South Africa Created

    Union of South Africa Created
    A union between the United Cape Colony, Natal, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, known as the Union of South Africa, is created. Kevin Meyer
  • Britain Discovers All of Australia

    Britain Discovers All of Australia
    All of Australia is founded by the British(which makes it the first great land mass thatwas founded by one colonial power.
  • South African NNC founded

    South African NNC founded
    The South African Native National Congress, later known as the African National Congress, was founded. Kevin Meyer
  • Segregation Laws Passed

    Segregation Laws Passed
    In Southern Africa, segregation laws limiting African land ownership were passed in 1913. Kevin Meyer
  • World War I (Russia)

    Russia entered World War I when Austro-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia's ally.
  • Islam Spreads In Central Africa

    Islam Spreads In Central Africa
    The Muslim population in Central Africa doubles between 1869 and 1914. European colonialism helped clear the way for Muslim teachers to establish Quranic schools and to establish Islamic brotherhoods.
    Alex Karnish
  • WW1

    WW1
    til 1918
  • South African Involved in WWI (1914-1918)

    South African Involved in WWI (1914-1918)
    South Africa, under control of the British Empire, became involved in World War I. Kevin Meyer
  • Ottoman "Ethnic Cleansing" (Middle East)

    Ottoman "Ethnic Cleansing" (Middle East)
    The Young Turk government, the final Ottoman regime, massacres more than 1.5 million ethnic Armenians, a Christian minority within the empire. The killings are condemned by the world's major powers of the time -- even by their German and Austrian allies in World War I. Today, the Turkish government denies that there was an Armenian genocide, saying instead that Armenians were only relocated from the eastern war zone.
  • The Brusilov Offensive of World War I (Russia)

    The Brusilov Offensive of World War I of the Russian Army almost completely decimated the Austro-Hungary army.
  • Revolutions of 1917 (Russia)

    The public distrust of the regime of Russia deppended during World War I due to the rising cost of war, high casualties and rumors of corruption and treason. This public distrust led to the Revolutions of 1917.
  • The February Revolution (Russia)

    The February Revolution caused Nicholas II to be imprisoned and later executed. Nicholas was replaced by the Provisional Governemnt, or rather a coalition of political parties.
  • World War 1 europe

    World War 1 europe
    The main countries were England, France, Germany and Austrian-Hungary Empire. The ending result of the war was Germany was blamed for the whole thing.
  • Treaty of Versailles:

    Treaty of Versailles:
    The treaty that ended ww1, this treat blame Germany for the war and made them pay all the war debt and damage, this put them into a depression.
  • Armitsar Massacre

    In the city of Armitsar of the Punjab region, General Reginald Dyer ordered his troops to fire into a peaceful crowd of some 10,000 demonstrators, killing at least 379 and wounding 1,200. Waves of angry demonstrations spread over India, but the government waited six months to appoint a committee to investigate the massacre. After General Dyer retired, the British House of Lords voted to approve his actions, and a fund was raised in appreciation of his services. Indians interpreted these gestures
  • The October Revolution

    After the October Revolution a civil war broke out between the anti-communist White movement and the new regime with it's Red Army. The Bolshevik and White parties carried out campaigns against each other and these campaigns were known as Red Terror and White Terror. By the end of the civil war Russia's infrastructure was heavily damaged, along with its economy. The Povolzhye famine soon followed in 1921 and claimed 5 million lives.
  • Communism in South Africa

    Communism in South Africa
    The South African Communist Party was formed in 1921. Kevin Meyer
  • Clifford Constitution (West Africa)

    Clifford Constitution (West Africa)
    This constitution started nationalist movements that started a second world war.
    African troops were used all over Africa and were taught to fight for freedom. Annie DeVries
  • USSR is formed (Central Asia)

  • The fouding of the USSR (Russia)

    The USSR was formed by four large political parties, the largest being Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic or SFSR.
  • Republic of Turkey Established

    Mustafa Kemal wins unanimous election as the first president of Turkey. Though nearly all of the population practices Islam, Kemal's government assumes control of religious functions so that religion will not interfere in the affairs of state. Under his leadership, the country undergoes Western-style economic, social, and political modernization. In the first wave of reforms, Turkey abolishes the offices of its religious head of state .
  • Joseph Stalin, rising to power (Russia)

    Joseph Stalin claimed power by suppresing opposition in all groups of the party.
  • WWI in Australia

    WWI in Australia
    Australia passed immigration laws againstEuropeans due to European refugees fleeingdue to the Great War (WWI).
  • Muslim Brotherhood Established (Middle East)

    Muslim Brotherhood Established (Middle East)
    Elementary school teacher Hasan al-Banna founds the Muslim Brotherhood based on his ideas that Islam should not only be a religious observance, but a comprehensive way of life. He supplements the traditional Islamic education with Tarbeyah training for the Society's male students that includes education, scouting, and militia-type activities to resist the British occupation. The group also plotted an assassination against Predisent Nasser.
  • Woman (Latin America)

    Woman (Latin America)
    Woman gain the right ot vote in Nicaragua (first country in Latin America to do so) Laura Klever
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    stock market crashes
  • Ghandi Leads March to the Sea

    Mohandas K. Ghandi was a brilliant political tactician and a master of public relations gestures. In 1929, for instance, he led his followers on an eighty mile walk, camped on a beach, and gathered salt from the sea in a blatant and well-publicized act of civil disregard for the government’s monopoly on salt. Within a few days of his “Walk to the Sea,” demonstrations of support broke out all over India, in which the police killed over a hundred demonstrators and arrested over sixty thousand.
  • Depression (Caribbean)

    Depression (Caribbean)
    The Depression hit the Caribbean and surrounding regions very hard. Because of the export in sugar decreasing, many servants and others became unemployed. Families became homeless, jobless, and suffered from starvation and disease. More Information... Cody Birely
  • Italy Conquers Ethiopia in WWII

    Italy Conquers Ethiopia in WWII
    Italy invades Ethiopia in WWII. Ryan Scott
  • WW11

    WW11
    til 1945
  • World War 2: europe

    World War 2: europe
    in Europe the war was mainly against Nazi Germany. The war started in 1939 and end in 1945 with the death of Hitler. The cause of the war was the holocaust and Hitler trying to invade countries.
  • South African in WWII (1939-1945)

    South African in WWII (1939-1945)
    South Africa fought alongside the Allies in World War II. Kevin Meyer
  • World War II (Caribbean)

    World War II (Caribbean)
    In World War II, the Caribbean was an alliance to the United States and Great Britain; the Caribbean was fantastic support and helped defeating U-boats and enemy warfare. Cody Birely
  • Boris Yeltsin as President of Russia (Russia)

    Boris Yeltsin was elected as President of Russia, this marked the first direct presidential election in Russian history.
  • Nazi Germany's invasion (Russia)

    Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union with the largest invasion force the world had ever seen, after breaking a non-aggression pact.
  • Period: to

    Soviet troops occupy Eastern Europe (Central Asia)

  • 1945-1991: The Cold War (Russia)

    The Cold War soon arose after the USSR entered into the Warsaw Pact and struggled for global dominance.
  • Soviet Union seizes Berlin (Russia)

    The Soviet Union after dealing Nazi Germany a number of stinging defeats drove through Eastern Europe and seized Berlin.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    -Carter Stark
  • Contribution to the allied victory (Russia)

    The Soviet Union ousted the Japanese from North Korea contributing to the allied victory over the Japanese.
  • Juan Perón (Latin America)

    Juan Perón (Latin America)
    Juan Perón elected president of Argentina Laura Klever
  • Kashmir

    Kashmir
    After the sectarian massacres and flights of refugees, few Hindus remained in Pakistan, and Muslims were a minority in all but one state in India. That state was Kashmir, a strategically important region in the foothills of the Himalayas. India annexed Kashmir because the local mahajarah was Hindu and because the state held the headwaters of the rivers that irrigated millions of acres of farmland in the northwest part of the subcontinent. The majority of residents in Kashmir were Muslims, howeve
  • Partition and Independence of India and Pakistan

    By early 1947 the Indian National Congress had accepted the idea of a partition of India into two states, one secular but dominated by Hindus, and one Muslim. The Indian National Congress, led by Nehru, formed the first government of India; Jinnah and the Muslim League established a government for the provinces that made up Pakistan. The rejoicing of independence was marred by violent outbreaks between Muslims and Hindus. Throughout the land, Muslim and Hindu neighbors turned on one another, and
  • State of Israel Established (Middle East)

    State of Israel Established (Middle East)
    After World War II, a showdown is looming between Jews and Arabs in Palestine. Despite their numerical superiority (1.3 million Arabs to 650,000 Jews), the Arabs are less prepared for conflict than the Jews, who have a government under David Ben-Gurion and an army. The Palestinian Arabs are still in disarray from the Arab Revolt, and most of their leaders have been exiled. This was the only the beginning of the struggle for control of Palestine as the establishment of Israel left it divided.
  • Period: to

    Space Race (Central Asia)

    The Space Race between Russia and other world powers occurs in the 50's and 60's. Russia makes it to space first, but America lands on the moon before anyone else.
  • Communism in China

    Communism in China
    -Carter Stark
  • Arms Race- Cold War (Central Asia)

    The Arms Race and Cold War between Russia and America begins after Russia creats H-bomb in 1953.
  • Cuban Revolution (Caribbean)

    Cuban Revolution (Caribbean)
    1953-1959: The Cuban Revolution shaped the structural roles that people have in Cuba. For example, organizations were created that gave women more rights. Cuba was and still is a Communist government; however the revolution shaped its government and social hierarchy structure as the way it is today. Cody Birely
  • Sputnik 1 (Russia)

    The USSR launched Sputnik 1 entering the world into the Space Age.
  • Pan-Africanist Congress formed

    Pan-Africanist Congress formed
    The Pan-African Congress, a liberation movement in South Africa, was formed in 1959. Kevin Meyer
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    til 1975
  • White Australia

    White Australia
    British Parliament repeal their "WhiteAustralia" policy (that means that onlyEuropeans are allowed to immigrate toAustralia).
  • Guerilla Tactics

    Guerilla Tactics
    Africans begin guerilla movements in Angola against Portuguese rule. This prompts the Portuguese army to overthrow the undemocratic government in 1974.
    Alex Karnish
  • Congo Independence

    Congo Independence
    Upheaval in the Belgian Congo is sparked by a desire for independence and fanned by Cold War rhetoric lead to a civil war. This lead up to the assassination of the country’s first prime minister in 1965 when Mobuto Sese Seko stages a military coup to gain control.
    Alex Karnish
  • Independence Constitution (West Africa)

    Independence Constitution (West Africa)
    Passed on October 1, 1960
    Gave Nigeria their independence Annie DeVries
  • Kennedy (Latin America)

    Kennedy (Latin America)
    Kennedy's Alliance for Progress to ring reform ad developments to Latin America Laura Klever
  • South Africa becomes a Republic

    South Africa becomes a Republic
    South Africa left the Commonwealth of Great Britain in 1961. Kevin Meyer
  • Republic of Nigeria (West Africa)

    Republic of Nigeria (West Africa)
    Incorporated decisions of the constitutional conference
    Passed on September 19
    Went into effect on October 1 Annie DeVries
  • Whaling Banned

    Whaling Banned
    Whaling was banned in New Zealand.
  • Military (West Africa)

    Military (West Africa)
    As gangs began to rise around the area and government based military began to emerge in Nigeria
    Each region around Nigeria received a military governor Annie DeVries
  • Lesotho, Botswana, and Swaziland Become Independent (1966-1968)

    Lesotho, Botswana, and Swaziland Become Independent (1966-1968)
    In Southern Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, and Swaziland all became independent between 1966 and 1968. Kevin Meyer
  • Civil War (West Africa)

    Civil War (West Africa)
    Resulted from frontier clashes between Ojukwu and Gowon
    Ojukwu declared they would begin a war if Nigeria passed through their territory Annie DeVries
  • Angola gets Independence

    Angola gets Independence
    Angola gets its independence.
    Alex Karnish
  • New Aswan Dam Built

    New Aswan Dam Built
    Egypt, with the help of the Soviet Union, construct the new High Aswan Dam. Ryan Scott
  • Mozambique and Angola become independent (1975-1976)

    Mozambique and Angola become independent (1975-1976)
    Kevin Meyer
  • Indepence in Mozambique

    Indepence in Mozambique
    Through guerilla military tactics, Mozambique defeated Portugal, gaining its independence. Ryan Scott
  • President Carter (Latin America)

    President Carter (Latin America)
    President Carter makes human rights a major goal in Latin America Policy Laura Klever
  • The entering of Afghanistan (Russia)

    The Soviet forces entered Afhganistan
    via request by the communist government. With international opposition and lack of support from the Soviet population the Soviet forces had to pull out of Afghanistan in 1989.
  • Iranian Revolution (Middle East)

    Iranian Revolution (Middle East)
    During the late 1970s, dissent and demonstrations protesting the dictatorship of the Shah increase in Iran. The writings of the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, Shii Muslim Supreme Leader, begin to circulate widely. Throughout the final months of the 1978, demonstrators seize government buildings, shut down businesses with massive strikes, and assassinate government officials. On January 16, 1979, the Shah flees Iran; Khomeini returns on February 1st.
  • Zimbabwe Becomes Independent

    Zimbabwe Becomes Independent
    Zimbabwe became independent from Britain's rule in 1980. Kevin Meyer
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    A race between the U.S and Russia
  • USSR Collapses after Cold War (Central Asia)

  • Democracy Established in South Africa

    Democracy Established in South Africa
    In 1994, democracy was established in South Africa. Nelson Mandela was elected the first president. Kevin Meyer
  • Rwanda Genocide

    Rwanda Genocide
    The radical government in Rwanda incites the Hutu people to massacre the Tutsi people. This genocide leads to the deaths of 750,000 people and the fleeing of refugees into neighboring states.
    Alex Karnish
  • The Belgian Congo's Government Overthrown

    The Belgian Congo's Government Overthrown
    The Belgian Congo’s government, one of the most corrupt in Central Africa, is driven from power.
    Alex Karnish
  • Violence Spreads

    Violence Spreads
    The violence in Rwanda spreads to the Congo, which was experiencing political upheavals. By 2003, 3 million Congolese had died from disease, malnutrition, and injuries related to fighting.
    Alex Karnish
  • Faith (Caribbean)

    Faith (Caribbean)
    Present time, there have not been many religious revolutions. To this day, the Caribbean is mainly Christian. Cody Birely
  • Terrorist attack on The U.S

    Terrorist attack on The U.S
    9/11
  • Big Dry

    Big Dry
    Australia experienced the "Big Dry" (its worstdrought in a century due to global warming).
  • U.S Coalition- Iraq War

    U.S Coalition- Iraq War
    triumph of stopping terrorism
  • Dmitry Medvedev as President of Russia (Russia)

    Dmitry Medvedev was elected President of Russia while the previous President, Vladimir Putin resigned and took office as Prime Minister.
  • Arab Spring (Middle East)

    Arab Spring (Middle East)
    Governmental revolutions in Egypt sparked reaction across the region for government leaders and regimes. It led to a re-emergence of the importance of the working class.
  • Hurrican Tomas--Devastation (Caribbean)

    Hurrican Tomas--Devastation (Caribbean)
    Hurricanes and earthquakes have ripped through the Caribbean island. One of the more recent hurricanes—Hurricane Tomas—devasted many of the Caribbean islands.
  • Goodluck Jonathan (West Africa)

    Goodluck Jonathan (West Africa)
    Became president when the previous president passed away in 2009
    Became presidential candidate in 2011
    Won office on April 16 and was sworn in on May 29 Annie DeVries
  • Mao's Great leap forward

    Mao's Great leap forward
    -Carter Stark
  • Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor
    -Carter Stark