Events that had the most effect in the world during the 20th Century

  • World War I

    World War I
    This was the first world war. It was known to have been triggered by the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Austria-Hungary. It effected the world greatly and sparked the need for the Paris Peace Conference.
  • Paris Peace Conference

    Paris Peace Conference
    This conference was held in order to create peace after the first World War. This is not exactly what was achieved. This affected the Middle East greatly because the Zionist movement were then guarenteed a part of the land of Palestine from the UK.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    This was a treaty in aim to punish the Germans for the first World War but the Germans found many faults within the treaty. They then sent complaints back to the USA, UK, and Britain but they were ignored. This treaty also established the League of Nations and was very long. (440 Articles +Annexes)
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk finds Turkey

    Mustafa Kemal Ataturk finds Turkey
    Ataturk had defeated the Ottoman Empire slowing down their momentum and established Turkey. This affected the modern world, especially the Middle East greatly. Today, Turkey would rather consider themselves European than Arab.
  • World War II

    World War II
    Germany had just invaded Poland initiating the Second World War. A few days later, France and Britain then declare war on Germany. It was then declared a world war after Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.
  • Trinity

    This was the first successful nuclear bomb. It was tested and was detonated, with a nickname of "The Gadget." This missile led to the invention of "Fat Man" and "Little Boy." These were used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.
  • The Suez Canal Crisis

    The Suez Canal Crisis
    This was a fight between Egypt and Israel. The French and the British wanted to take the Suez Canal from Gamal AbdelNasser and Egypt. So they told Israel to invade the Suez Canal in order for the French and British to intervene and take control.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    This began by a nationalist group trying to unite Vietnam through communism. The USA, with the aid of the South Vietnamize, were able to hold back the spread of Communism in Vietnam.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon. The USA were the first country to send an astronaut to the moon. A quote from Armstrong: "One small step for man; one large leap for mankind."
  • The Gulf War

    The Gulf War
    This is a war between Iraq and Kuwait. This happened due to Kuwait wanted their money back from Iraq and Iraq thought that they were entitled to the money because they fought the war defending the Arab countries. The USA became involved and withdrew the Iraqi forces from Kuwait.