International Crisis Timeline

By MCrooks
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    France Invades

    France invades Vietnam and makes Vietnam a colony.
  • The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princep. Set off the powder keg of Europe.
  • The Sinking of the Lusitania

    The Sinking of the Lusitania
    A British passenger ship, sunk by a German U-Boat.
  • The Battle of Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun
    The French held their line against a German offensive until December of the same year, during the longest battle of the war.
  • The US Declares War

    The US Declares War
    The United States enters into the first World War, declaring war on the Central Powers.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh helps make the Indochinese Communist Party.
  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were "unworthy of life."
  • The Munich Agreement

    The Munich Agreement
    Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and France sign the Munich agreement which forces the Czechoslovak Republic to cede the Sudetenland, including the key Czechoslovak military defense positions, to Nazi Germany.
  • Anti-semitism

    Anti-semitism
    The Nazis destroyed synagogues and the shop windows of Jewish-owned stores throughout Germany and Austria (Kristallnacht).
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    When Hitler invaded Poland in September 1939, France and Britain declared war on Germany. After conquering Poland, Germany attacked France. France fell in June 1940, and soon the Nazis overran most of the rest of Europe and North Africa. Only Britain, led by Winston Churchill, was not defeated.
  • Japan Invades

    Japan Invades
    Japan invades Vietnam.
  • Viet Minh Established

    Viet Minh Established
    Ho Chi Minh establishes the Viet Minh.
  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    Within one month, over two and half million Russians had been killed, wounded or captured. The Germans made tremendous advances into Russia; into portions of Moscow, Leningrad, and Stalingrad.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    In a four day battle fought between aircraft based on giant aircraft carriers, the U.S. destroyed hundreds of Japanese planes and regained control of the Pacific. The Japanese continued to fight on even though the war in Europe ended.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    On D-Day, June 6, 1944 , General Dwight Eisenhower led U.S. and Allied troops in an invasion of Normandy, France. The armies fought their way through France and Belgium and into Germany while Russian troops fought from the east. On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    The Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, killing about 78,000 people and injuring 100,000 more. On August 9, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, killing another 40,000 people
  • Independent Vietnam

    Independent Vietnam
    Ho Chi Minh declares an independent Vietnam, called the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • Receving Help

    Receving Help
    The Viet Minh receive military advisors and weapons from China.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south.
  • Invasion on South

    Invasion on South
    North Korea launched a full-scale invasion of the South after receiving the go-ahead from Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
  • U.S. Support

    U.S. Support
    The United States pledges $15 million worth of military aid to France to help them fight in Vietnam.
  • A Letter

    A Letter
    A letter from MacArthur was read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, in which he declared that there was no substitute for victory.
  • End of the Korean War

    End of the Korean War
    The Korean War came to an end and in all, some 5 million soldiers and civilians lost their lives during the war.
  • Signed Documents

    Signed Documents
    An armistice was signed that ended the Korean War after three years of heavy fighting.
  • French Suffers

    French Suffers
    The French suffer a decisive defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
  • Cease Fire

    Cease Fire
    The Geneva Accords creates a cease-fire for the peaceful withdrawal of the French from Vietnam and provides a temporary boundary between North and South Vietnam at the 17th parallel.
  • New President for South Vietnam

    New President for South Vietnam
    South Vietnam declares itself the Republic of Vietnam, with newly elected Ngo Dinh Diem as president.
  • NLF

    NLF
    The National Liberation Front (NLF), also called the Viet Cong, is established in South Vietnam.
  • President Executed

    President Executed
    South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem is executed during a coup.
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    Gulf of Tonkin

    North Vietnamese attack two U.S. destroyers sitting in international waters (the Gulf of Tonkin Incident).
  • Response to Gulf of Tonkin

    Response to Gulf of Tonkin
    In response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, the U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    A sustained U.S. aerial bombing campaign of North Vietnam begins (Operation Rolling Thunder).
  • U.S, Arrives

    U.S, Arrives
    The first U.S. combat troops arrive in Vietnam.
  • Joining Forces

    Joining Forces
    The North Vietnamese join forces with the Viet Cong to launch the Tet Offensive, attacking approximately one hundred South Vietnamese cities and towns.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    U.S. soldiers kill hundreds of Vietnamese civilians in the town of My Lai.
  • U.S. Troops

    U.S. Troops
    U.S. troops in Vietnam reaches 540,000
  • Troop Withdrawls for U.S.

    Troop Withdrawls for U.S.
    President Nixon orders the first of many U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
  • Woodstock Music Festival Day 1

    Woodstock Music Festival Day 1
    The Music Festival had jsut started and is going down hill becasue they weren't able to get the moeny for the tickets.
  • Woodstock Music Festival Day 2

    Woodstock Music Festival Day 2
    The Festival was increassing with more and more people coming.
  • Woodstock Day 3

    Woodstock Day 3
    The 3 day festival was still going on and all of the people there were loving it, even though it rained a lot, the people stayed.
  • Woodstock Last Morning Together

    Woodstock Last Morning Together
    It was only suppose to be 3 days, but they wanted to wait til morning to leave because they didn't want all of the people trying to leave at night and there was a Star Spnagled Banner performance.
  • End of Ho Chi Minh

    End of Ho Chi Minh
    Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh dies at age 79.
  • The Truth

    The Truth
    The American public learns of the My Lai massacre.
  • U.S. Troops Attacks

    U.S. Troops Attacks
    President Nixon announces that U.S. troops will attack enemy locations in Cambodia. This news sparks nationwide protests, especially on college campuses.
  • Cease Fire

    Cease Fire
    The Paris Peace Accords are signed that provide a cease-fire.
  • U.S. Troops Brought Back Home

    U.S. Troops Brought Back Home
    The last U.S. troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.
  • Massive Assault

    Massive Assault
    North Vietnam launches a massive assault on South Vietnam.
  • Surrender

    Surrender
    South Vietnam surrenders to the communists.
  • Communist Country

    Communist Country
    Vietnam is unified as a communist country, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Memorial

    Memorial
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is dedicated.
  • Hussein invades Kuwait

    Hussein invades Kuwait
    Saddam Hussein inaveded Kuwiat in early 1990.
  • Withdrawl from Kuwait

    Withdrawl from Kuwait
    The United Nations asked Iraqi waithdrawl from Kuwait.
  • Rebellion

    Rebellion
    Hussein defies United States orders.
  • Deadline

    Deadline
    The United Nations gave Saudi Arabia until this day to withdrawl.
  • Operation Desert Storm Begins

    Operation Desert Storm Begins
    This operation started on this day and there were Stealth Bombers, Cruise Missiles,Smarrt Bombs,and night bombing equipment.
  • Operation Desert Sabre

    Operation Desert Sabre
    The ground offensive beigns. They storm Kuwait and the southern part of Iraq.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    It was 42 days of attacks and there was a cease fire. This lead to the Iraq war in 2003.
  • Slovenia and Croatia

    Slovenia and Croatia
    Slovenia and Croatia decalre their independence from Yugoslavia which had began the civial war.
  • Recognized Independence

    Recognized Independence
    Bosnia' s independence was recognized and and that had led to Milosevic attacking Sarajevo.
  • UN Resolution 751

    UN Resolution 751
    Establishes UN operations in Somalia. Sorted out supplies amongst groups in the region and helped get supplies to where they are supposed to go.
  • Operation Provide Relief

    Operation Provide Relief
    Wanted to avoid using the military in these humanitarian efforts.
  • Opeartion Restore Hope

    Opeartion Restore Hope
    U.S. Marine and Navy Seals arrive in Magadishu to help secure the area.
  • War

    War
    Dozens of United States troops are killed or wounded in fighting in the capital city of Mogadishu.
  • Sarajevo Attacks

    Sarajevo Attacks
    Sarajevo attacked which led to 68 killed and 200 more wounded.
  • Massive Attacks

    Massive Attacks
    The military effectiveness takes hold and a massive NATO bombing forces come into the war.
  • Talk of Peace

    Talk of Peace
    Milosevic is ready to talk peace and the Wright Patterson Air Force Base had agreed to do Democratic elections. Also, they created two main portions called Bosnian Serb Republic and Muslim-Croat Federation.
  • Return

    Return
    The weapons inspectors return to Iraq.
  • The Ultimatum

    The Ultimatum
    President Bush gives Hussein an ultimatum. Either to step down or be removed.
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    The Persian Gulf War 2 Begins. Also known as the Iraq war.