International Crisis

  • Bosnian Crisis

    Bosnian Crisis
    Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Hercegovina, provinces inhabited by Serbs and Croats and placed them under Austro-Hungarian occupation according to the decisions of the Congress of Berlin of 1878. Turkey, after unsuccessfully protesting the annexation, renounced, by agreement with Austria-Hungary on Feb. 26, 1909, its sovereignty over Bosnia and Hercegovina in return for a payment of 2.5 million pounds sterling and for the evacuation of Austrian troops from the sanjak of Novi Pazar.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Franz and his wife, Sophie, were shot by a teenage member of the group, the Black Hand. He was next in line to the Austro-Hungarian throne. People uisually deem this event the start of WWI.
  • Russia Mobilizes (WWI)

    Russia Mobilizes (WWI)
    Once they mobilized Germany wanted them to stop, they didn't. So, Germany then declared war on Russia.
  • Luisitania Sinks

    Luisitania Sinks
    It was a British ocean liner. It was shot by German torpedoes of the coast of Ireland. 1,949 passengers were drowned, including 128 Americans; this cause outrage in the United States. Germany defended their action of gunnig down the ship, saying it was in their space.
  • First use of Tanks (WW1)

    First use of Tanks (WW1)
    The first use of tanks on the battlefield was the use of British Mark I tanks at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme) on 15 September 1916, with mixed results; many broke down, but nearly a third succeeded in breaking through.
  • Armistice - End of WW1

    Armistice - End of WW1
    Between the Allies and Germany. Some thought it was too harsh on Germany, others thought it wasn't harsh enough. Germany had to pay reparations for all of the damage it had done.
  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
    The Manchurian railway was a big way for the Japanese to get resources to their country. The depression hit Japan really hard and the USA cut off all trade with them so they needed to find another way to get their resources. The railway seemed like an obvious choice. On the 19th, there was an explosion that gave Japan an excudse to invade and take over the railroad.
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    The Holocaust

    A genoocide in which about six million Jewish people were killed in Germany by Adolf HItler's Nazi regime.
    There were other people targeted by Hitler's troops: homosexuals, socialists, Salvic people, gypsies, communists, and jehovah's witnesses.
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China
  • World War II

    World War II
    This was the day most people associate with the beginning of WWII because this was the day Germnay invaded Poland. This led Britain and France to declare war on Hitler's Nazi state.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese Navy and Air Force attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This was seen as an act of war, and led to US involvement in WWII.
  • US joines WWII

    US joines WWII
    The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked congress to declare war against Japan. They agreed, and this is when we got into the global conflict.
  • Invasion (Korean War)

    Invasion (Korean War)
    North Korea crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea with 75,000 soldiers. This obviously was seen as an act of war, and is deemed the start of the war.
  • US joins Korean War

    US joins Korean War
    A few days after North Korea invaded South Korea, President Truman ordered aid to South Korea to help.In a matter of days, US aid had arrived.
  • Peace Talks

    Peace Talks
    The Korean peace tlaks were moved from Kaesong to Panmunjom on this day. This move was agreed to three days before with the Panmunjom Security Agreement.On November 27, 1951 both sides agreed upon a Military Demarcation Line along the line of contact at the current time. In March of the next eyar, both sides agreed upon the establishment of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission or NNSC.
  • Armistice

    Armistice
    There has been three years of fighting with much blood shed. Finally, The People's Reblic of Dhina, the US, South Korea, and North Korea agree to sign an armistice.
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    Vietnam War

    It was also known as the Second Indochina War. It occured in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It was the Viet Cong & the North Vietnamese troops VS the South Vietnamese troops & the US troops. It was mostly a civil war, but the US decided to go over and help the South because we didn;t want communist rule to spread (domino theory) through the eastern countries.
  • 1960 Election

    1960 Election
    John F. Kennedy is elected to be our 35th president. JFK was very much against communism and he strongly belived in domino theory, so he decided to support the South Vietnamese army in the vietnam war.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem Assassination

    Ngo Dinh Diem Assassination
    Diem was shot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam while riding in a car. He was the firt president of South Vietnam. He suspected not everyone on his team was loyal, he seemed to be right.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    While riding on the back of a car in a parade with his wife in Dallas, Kennedy was shot in the bac k of the head by Lee Harvey Oswald.His VP LBJ took his spot as President after the inncident.
  • The Gulf of Tonklin Inncident

    The Gulf of Tonklin Inncident
    AKA the USS Maddox Incident, this was when one of our destroyer ships was supposedly attacked by North Vietnamese ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. Unfortunately, no one really knows what happend for sure; who started what.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    It was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War. It was the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese VS. the South Vietnamese and the US. Eventually, more than 80,000 communist troops were striking more than 100 towns and cities, including 36 of 44 provincial capitals, five of the six autonomous cities, 72 of 245 district towns, and the southern capital.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    US soldiers fired upon innocent civillians and killed between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese people. The soldiers were from company C of the 1st batallion, 20th infantry regimet, 11th brigade of the 23rd Infantry Division. The massacre was later deems "the most shocking episode of the vietnam War".
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    Woodstock Music and Art Fair

    At first, Woodstock was just a fundraiser to raise moeny to build a recording studio, but then it turned into much more. Four guys, in their twenties, were creating a concert that would go down in history, they just didn't know it yet. A lot more people than they thought would show up did, about half a million more.They eventually did pull this off and their event has been remembered ever since as a counterculture and a festival that brought the people together.
  • Vietnamization Speech

    Vietnamization Speech
    President Richard Nixon read a speech to the American people about how Nixon wanted to help the South Vietnameze troops get better. He said it was his way to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnam's forces and assign them to an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops."
  • Nixon Resigns

    Nixon Resigns
    The year 1973 saw an Arab oil embargo and a continuing series of revelations about the Watergate scandal. The scandal escalated, costing Nixon much of his political support, and on August 9, 1974, he resigned in the face of almost certain impeachment and removal from office.
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    Persain Gulf War

    Alarmed by Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, fellow Arab powers such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt called on the United States and other Western nations to intervene. The Persian Gulf War began with a massive U.S.-led air offensive known as Operation Desert Storm. Early on the morning of January 17, 1991, a massive U.S.-led air offensive hit Iraq’s air defenses, moving swiftly. The Iraqi air force was either destroyed early on or opted out of combat under the relentless attack.
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    Bosnian War

    The Bosnian war was fought because Serbs and Croats living in Bosnia wanted to annex Bosnian territory for Serbia and Croatia. The Bosnian Croats and Muslims, fearing that Milosevic would try to take their land if they were still under Yugoslavian control, called for Bosnian independence. Karadzic created a renegade army before the war, they then started "cleansing", which turned out to be genocide.
  • Battle of Mogadishu (aka Day of the Rangers)

    Battle of Mogadishu (aka Day of the Rangers)
    On Sunday – 3 October 1993, Task Force Ranger, U.S. special operations forces, and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to capture Aidid's foreign minister Omar Salad Elmi and his top political advisor, Mohamed Hassan Awale. At 13:50, Task Force Ranger analysts received intelligence of Salad's location. At 15:42, the MH-6 assault Little Birds carrying the Delta operators hit the target.
  • Battle of Mogadishu (continued)

    Battle of Mogadishu (continued)
    At about 16:20, one of the Black Hawk helicopters was shot down. There was confusion between the ground convoy and the assault team. Most of the assault team went to the first crash site for a rescue operation. But, during the confusion, another Black Hawk went down. Upon reaching the first crash site, they found themselves under heavy fire. Despite air support, the assault team was trapped for the night. The battle was over by 06:30 on Oct. 4th. They were removed to U.N. base by armored convoy.
  • First Afircan-American President

    First Afircan-American President
    Barrack Obama became the 44th president of the United States of America. Joe Biden was/is his Vice President.
  • Gay Marraige Legal in the US

    Gay Marraige Legal in the US
    "The United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. The court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples and the refusal to recognize those marriages performed in other jurisdictions violates the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.The ruling overturned a precedent, Baker v. Nelson."