Modern times

1914 - Present Mueggenborg

By TaubenL
  • WWI

    (July 28, 1914- Nov. 11, 1918) War between global powers including, in chronological order, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Germany, France, Britian, Italy, and the U.S. A. Began with the assasination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, giving Austria an excuse to attempt to take Serbia, which Russia defended. Primarily caused by alliences between nations being called into play. Trench Warfare and Machine Guns were invented and used.
  • Russian (February) Revolution

    Russian (February) Revolution
    Resulted in the abdication of Nicolas II as Tsar of Russia,
  • Russian (October) Revolution

    Russian (October) Revolution
    Boshevik-lead revolution placeing the Soviet Party in power, and leading to the Soviet Union.
  • Wilson's 14-Point Plan

    Wilson's 14-Point Plan
    A pressentation made by president Woodrow Wilson outlining an ideal plan to retain a lasting peace between countries and prevent a second WW from occuring from similar reason from the first. Suggested that each country should have limited arms, no secret alliences, and a League of Nations to be created.
  • Third Russian Revolution

    Third Russian Revolution
    Failed uprising against the Bolsheviks.
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    League of Nations

    Precurser to the United Nations. Determined to keep the peace between global Nations. Result of WWI.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Document ending WWI and blaming Germany for all damages. Germany was required to pay the damages and take responibility for the war, ending in financial ruin, and inspiration for WWII.
  • Gandi

    Political leader in India spreading the idea of non-violence protesting. Worked for civil rights.
  • Chinese Civil War

    Chinese Civil War
    Fought between the Communist fractions and Republic fractions of political power in China to establish the ruling party. Caused a rift, and the formation of the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China.
  • Stalin's 5-year Plan

    Stalin's 5-year Plan
    Attempt to industrialize Russia to bring it into the competition between western powers. Used to mass-produce weoponry once WWII started.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    Global Economic Downturns resulting in mass poverty and devestaion worldwide. Founding Factor of WWII.
  • Hitler Comes to Power

    Hitler Comes to Power
    Powerful Leader in Germany held responsible for WWII for views of superiority that were inspired in Germany following the state of economic depression Germany was in. Held responsible for the Genocide of Jews in WWII.
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    Global conflict between powers labeled as the Allies and the Axis (Democratic powers vs. Communist powers) caused by German attempt for territorial expansion and Empiric ambition.
  • Juan Peron

    Juan Peron
    Several-time president of Argentina, though overshadowed by wife. Worked to end poverty and spread labor.
  • Creation of Pakistan

    Creation of Pakistan
    Movement for independence from the rest of India for cultral reasons, which was granted, resulting in the creation of Pakistan.
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    Cold War

    War that never aquired a physical manifestation between Communist Russia and the Democratic U.S. Primary method used was brinkmanship and attempts to out-gun the opponent.
  • Indian Independence

    Indian Independence
    India gains indepedence from British rule and separation from Pakistan.
  • Mao Zedong and Maoism

    Mao Zedong and Maoism
    Founding Father of the People's Republic of China. Leader of Communist Fractions of China. Maoism based off of Marxist and Communist traits.
  • NATO

    (North Atlantic Trade Organization) Organization of powers set on keeping Democratic supremacy over Communist powers. Also a Military Force.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    War between the Democratic (Sourthern) powers and the Communist (Northern) powers in Korea for supremacy. North supported by the People's Republic of China; South supported by the U.S. Resulted in the split between the 2 into seperate countries, as opposing sides of the 38th parallel.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    Axis equivilent of NATO, bonding German, Russian, Japanese, and other Communist powers together.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Fought between the Communist (North) and Republic (South) parties of Vietnam, which North Vietnam won. Ended 1975
  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    Economic and Social Campaign modernizing China under Mao. Emphisized agricultural collectivization and the communist image.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Unsucesseful American attempt ot overthrow the government of Fidel Castro in Cuba.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    Conflict between Cuba, the U.S., and Russian following the attempt of Russia to smuggle Nuclear weopons closer to the U.S. resulting in the quarintine of Cuba during the Cold War.
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    Document used to improve communications between the Communist Bloc and the U.S. Ended the Cold War.
  • Iranian revolution

    Iranian revolution
    Revolution in Iran overthrowing the Monarchy in exchange for a Republic, which is, in part, religious.
  • Iran-Iraq War

    Iran-Iraq War
    War for supremacy of the Persian Gulf State, as well as over fear for the Shia minorities. Ended in cease-fire called by United Nations.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    Peaceful protest against the People's Republic of China, mostly students, that resulted in violence from soldiers.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall (Reunification of Germany)

    Fall of the Berlin Wall (Reunification of Germany)
    The physical manifestation of the "wall" between Communist powers and Democratic powers in the Cold War. Physically shows a part of the "Iron Curtain". The two sides come together in reunion, after being seperated.
  • USSR Disintegrates

    USSR Disintegrates
    The Soviet Union can no longer sustain itsself , and over a year, social, economic, and political systems fall apart. Still recovering.
  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela
    Inspirational figure in Africa working towards ending apartheid and establishing Democractic acting policies in Africa. President and crucial political figure.
  • 9/11

    Terrorist attack on the twin towers at the World Trade center by al-Quaeda.