Adrian Molina Unit 5 Mueggenborg

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    An Indian revolutionary leader, who was extremely influential in the eventual ousting of the British from Indian territory. Especially of note was his insistence on maintaining a policy of strictly nonviolent protest. This insistence is probably why he was successful in his endeavor.
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    Mao Zedong (Maoism)

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    Juan Perón

    An Argentinian soldier and politician. He and his wife, Eva, were immensely popular for their policies on the empowerment of the working class.
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    World War I

    A war triggered by the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and made infinitely worse by the complicated webs of alliances countries had in place in this era. At the time, the biggest and bloodiest war in history (though it was later upstaged). Saw the introduction of trench warfare to the world.
  • Russian Revolution

    The destruction of the Czarist monarchy. Ended with the formation of the Soviet Union. Bolsheviks take over, Russian Civil War begins.
  • Wilson's 14-Point Plan

    A proposal issued by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson toward the end of WWI. His hope was that it would prevent such a large war from being necessary ever again (oh D:). The Treaty of Versailles was based on it, but didn't follow the plan very precisely.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The peace settlement negotiated by the Allies with Germany at the end of WWI. Included the infamous guilt-clause, which sent Germany into such a pit of economic and morale-based depression, and this is what set the stage for WWII to begin.
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    League of Nations

    The first permanent international organization dedicated to maintaining peace. First suggested by Wilson in his 14-Point Plan, but the United States didn't actually join.
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    Hitler's Rise to Power

    As leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis), Hitler used his speaking skills and promises to restore Germany to its former glory to get himself into a position of control over the entire country.
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    Chinese Civil War

    A conflict between the Chinese Nationalist and Communist Parties. China divided at the end, into Taiwan and Mainland China.
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    Stalin's Five-Year Plans

    Stalin set up five different plans during this span of time with the purpose of improving Soviet agricultural and industrial output. He declared them successful, even though his quotas were not met.
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    The Great Depression

    The worldwide economic downturn occurring after the U.S. stock market crashed. Pretty much everyone was struggling to put food on the table.
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    World War II

    A huge, huge war. Involved most of the world's nations, and is currently the deadliest conflict in human history. Included such important events as the Holocaust and the first use of nuclear weapons, the latter of which sparked the Cold War after the end of WWII.
  • Creation of Pakistan

    At almost the exact same time that India is freed from British rule, it is split into what is now today's India and Pakistan. Pakistan is a Muslim state that is on bad terms with India.
  • Indian Independence

    Britain finally gives India its independent status, simultaneously splitting the territory into India and Pakistan. The two countries go on to fight indefinitely.
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    Cold War

    The period of great tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. At any moment, either one could fire a nuke on the other, and both sides were terrified of that, which, incidentally, was what prevented either of them from firing.
  • Formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    A military alliance of democratic nations against Soviet agression. Their goal was to maintain peace through collective defense in postwar Europe. NATO still exists, despite the ending of the Cold War.
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    Warsaw Pact

    Basically the antithesis of NATO. Russia felt as though it needed to be included in a similar group to avoid losing an advantage to the capitalist countries. The two organizations provided the foundation for the Cold War.
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    Vietnam War

    A conflict between North and South Vietnam. N. Vietnam was communist and S. Vietnam didn't want to be, so of course the U. S. helped them out. After enough time passed, people got sick of it. Eventually, we got out of the war with the Paris Peace Accords, though they didn't really stick in Vietnam.
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    Great Leap Forward

    A plan created by Mao to help China's economy and industry. It didn't atually end all that well, in that quite a few people died by the end of it.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Helsinki Accords

    A nonbinding agreement intended to reduce tension between the East and the West by having all borders go back to they way they were right after WWII.