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  • Russian communist revolution

    Communist revolution in Russia and its empire creates several new countries that are known as the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (USSR) and under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin.
  • 1919 Communist organisation

  • Prime Ministership swap

    (until 1937) In the UK, Stanley Bladwin (a conservative) and Ramsay McDonald (Labour leader) swap the prime ministership several times.
  • 1924 Death of Vladimir Lenin

    Death of Vladimir Lenin; Joseph Stalin (the general secretary of the Communist Party) takes over power in the USSR
  • era, taking photos

    The Jazz singer begins the era of 'taking pictures' and the end of silent movies
  • 1929 stock market crash

    28 October, Wall Street stock market crash; beginning of global depression
  • 1933 Hitler

    Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
  • 1939 WW2

    World War II begins when Germany invades Poland