Task 1 Unit 5 Annotated Timeline

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  • British gain control of the Cape Colony

    The British occupied the cape in 1795. the British then relinquished the colony to Dutch in 1802 but took it back in 1806
  • Opium Wars

    Two wars waged between the Quing dynasty and Western power. The first war was (1839-42) China v. Britain. The Second war was (1856-60) Britain & France v. China
  • Treaty of Nanking

    The Treaty of Nanking was a peace treaty that ended the First Opium War between the United Kingdom and China on 29 August 1842. It was the first of what the Chinese later called the unequal treaties.
  • Indian Revolt

    The unsuccessful uprising in India in 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company
  • Otto Von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of Prussia

    Germany became a modern unified nation under the leadership of the " Iron Chancellor" Otton Von Bismarck (1815-1898) who between 1862 and 1890 effectively ruled first Prussia and then all Germany.
  • Danish War

    The second military conflict over the Schleswig-Holstein Question of the nineteenth century. The war began on 1 February 1864, when Prussian and Austrian forces crossed the border into Schleswig
  • Austro-Prussian War

    A war fought in 1866 between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, with each also being aided by various allies within the German Confederation.It ended in a Prussian victory, which meant the exclusion of Austria from Germany.
  • Tokugawa Shogun lost power and the Japanese Emperor was restored power

    In 1868 the Tokugawa shôgun ("great general"), who ruled Japan in the feudal period, lost his power and the emperor was restored to the supreme position.
  • Suez Canal Open

    On November 17, 1869, the Suez Canal was opened to navigation. Ferdinand de Lesseps would later attempt unsuccessfully to build a canal across the Isthmus of Panama.
  • Franco-Prussian War

    The Franco Prussian War was a conflict between the Second French Empire and the German states of the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia.
  • Prussia declares a German Empire

    At the end of the War of 1870, France lay defeated and invaded by its enemies. Chancellor Bismarck proclaimed the German Empire in the Hall of Mirrors.
  • Great Britain Occupies Eygpt

  • France occupies Djibouti

    France took possession of Djibouti called French Somalia in 1884. it remained part of the French republic until 1977 when it gained independence despite conflicting Ethiopian and Somali claims.
  • Berlin Conference

    The Berlin Conference regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
  • The beginning of the Scramble for Africa

    Was the invasion, occupation, division, and colonization of African territory by European powers during a short period known to historians as the New Imperialism.
  • France gain control of Indochina

    France obtained control over northern Vietnam following its victory over China in the Sino-French War (1884–85).French Indochina was formed on 17 October 1887 from Annam, Tonkin, Cochinchina
  • Convention of Constantinople

    A treaty signed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the Russian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire on 29 October 1888, regulates the use of the Suez Canal
  • Battle of Adwa

    The Battle of Adwa was the climactic battle of the First Italo-Ethiopian War. The Ethiopian forces, who had high numerical superiority and weapons supplied by Russia and France, defeated the Italian invading force on Sunday 1 March 1896.
  • Boxer rebellion

    The Boxer Rebellion was an uprising against foreigners that occurred in China about 1900, begun by peasants but eventually supported by the government. A Chinese secret society known as the Boxers embarked on a violent campaign to drive all foreigners from China.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War was fought during 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. As a result, the Russian Empire and Tsar Nicholas II lost considerable prestige, along with two of their three naval fleets.
  • Emperor Meiji Died

    In 1868 Meiji took the “Charter Oath of Five Principles,” which launched Japan on the course of westernization He played active roles in the prosecution of the Sino-Japanese War (1894–95) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05). In 1910 he issued an edict proclaiming the annexation of Korea to Japan.