Ezinwa's Timeline

  • Berlin Conference

    Berlin Conference
    European imperial powers drew up plans to divide Africa.
  • World War I begins

    World War I begins
    First World War, fought from 1914-1918, and was an extremely bloody war.
  • World War I ends

    World War I ends
    Germany finally surrenderd on November 11, 1918. World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Hitler comes to power

    Hitler comes to power
    Hitler promised the Germans a better and a new and glorious Germany. Hitler was appointed chancellor, the head of the German government, and many Germans believed that they had found a savior for their nation
  • Hitler invades Poland

    Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion, started World War II.
  • Pearl Harbor attack

    Pearl Harbor attack
    U.S. enters World War II in response to Japanese attack
  • D-Day

    name given to the successful operation launched by American, British and Canadian forces to begin taking Europe back from the Nazis during World War II
  • V-E Day

    World War II ends in Europe
  • Truman Doctrine announced

    Truman Doctrine announced
    policy established by President Harry Truman that declared the U.S.'s determination to stop the spread of communism
  • Marshall Plan begins

    Marshall Plan begins
    massive effort by the U.S. to rebuild the devastated countries of western Europe after World War II in an effort to prevent them from falling under Soviet control
  • ECSC established

    European Coal and Steel Community created by France and Germany
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The closest the world came to a nuclear war.
  • Berlin Wall falls

    Berlin Wall falls
    Berlin wall seperated West and East Germany, The deep divisions of free and communist Germany.
  • East and West Germany reunite after Cold War

    Less than one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany come together on "Unity Day"
  • Soviet Union ends

    The Soviet Union dissolved into its component republics. The Iron Curtain was lifted and the Cold War came to an end.
  • Maastricht Treaty signed

    Document which established framework for the EU was agreed to.
  • Euro introduced

    11 countries belonging to the European Union established the conversion rates between their national currencies and the euro, creating a monetary union with a single currency.