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History of the 20th Century

By jm64
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    The first war of the 20th century between the two large imperial powers.
  • 1905 Rusian Revolution

    1905 Rusian Revolution
    Massive political and social unrest throughout Russia between all classes.
  • End of Russo-Japanese War

    End of Russo-Japanese War
    War ends with the Treaty of Portsmouth.
  • Russian Revolition Ends

    Revolution ends with the creation off the Russian Constitution.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    The first World War that lasted for 4 years saying it would be the war to end all wars.
  • Armenian Genocide

    The mass killing of the Armenian population by the Ottoman Empire that claimed an estimated 1.5 million lives.
  • Russian Revolution of 1917

    Russian Revolution of 1917
    The revolution led by figures like Vladamir Lenin and Leon Trotsky folling the Bolshevic communist belief.
  • World War 1 Ends

    The Great war endsafter 4 years reaching a death toll of over 10 million combatants. Leading to the creation ofa soviet state.
  • Winnipeg General Strike of 1919

    Winnipeg General Strike of 1919
    A massive strike that led to future reforms in labour rights, main issues of the time were dismisal, wages, hours and workiong conditions.
  • Benito Mussolini comes to power

    Benito Mussolini comes to power
    Benito Mussolini comes to power of Italy with his Facist government.
  • Begining of the Great Depression

    Begining of the Great Depression
    After the stock market crash, unemployment soared, mass migrations across the country because of the coenciding Dust Bowl that destroyed farmlands.
  • Ukranian Genocide

    Ukranian Genocide
    A man-made famine in Ukranie designed to eliminate the population and make a profit off the food being stolen. This event has been estimated to have killed 7.5 to 10 million people in the coarse of one year.
  • Adolf Hitler comes to power

    Adolf Hitler comes to power
    After long diplomatic an physical battles Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany and begins to grow in power with such acts like the Reichstag Fire Decree and the Enabling Act of 1933.
  • Great Purge

    Great Purge
    Joseph Stalin commits the killing of large amounts of political opponents and NKVD that would last for 2 years.
  • World War II

    World War II
    The begining of World War II with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany caused the greatest political, social and economic change in the 20th century.
  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    There is no official starting date for the Holocaust but it began with political prisoners being put into concentration camps followed by the Jewish, Gypsy, black, homosexual, slav, poles and disabled. No group wwas left untouched until Europes liberation in 1945.
  • D-Day

    The largest amphidious attack in history on the five beaches of Normandy was the first step to the destruction of Nazi Germany.
  • The Death of Adolf Hitler

    The Death of Adolf Hitler
    Adolf hitler commits suicide in his bunker days before the wars end.
  • Trinity Detonation

    Trinity Detonation
    The first Atomic bomb enver detonated named "Trinity" by the Americans.
  • First Atomic Bomb droped

    First Atomic Bomb droped
    The first atomic bomb dropped on a aggresor was Hiroshima followed by Nagasaki on August 9.
  • World War II Ends

    World War II Ends
    The end of world war to with the surrender of both Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan was one of the greatest celebrations the western world under took. This would later spark both good and bad events within the following years.
  • Numberg Trials

    Numberg Trials
    Nazi War Tribunals begin, some of the men being triaded include Hermann Goring, Rudolph Hess, Alber Speer, Erich Raeder, Karl Donitz and Martin Bormann. Most of these men face the death penalty of life imprisonment.
  • Cold War

    Around the end of World War II as the Iron curtain decended across Eastern Europe ushering in the age of great tension.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    In the aftermath of World War II Korea is split in two with communist North and Democratic South.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The longest war for the US in the 20th century leading to failure on the part and the complete pull out of the Indochina area.
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    The first man made satellite is launched by the USSR showed the world that the Russians can do anything before the Western world.
  • Berlin Wall is created

    Berlin Wall is created
    After great tension between the Soviet Union and the United States a literal Wall is finally constructed.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    After unsuccessful opperations like the Bay of pigs Invasion the US began to put missles in Turkey the Soviet reacted by supplying nuclear arms the the Cuban government and began to arm them, the US took this a a act of agression and this began the trade embargo.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    JFK is shot in Dallas, Texas and supposudly it was done by Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong successfully lands and becomes the first man on the moon beating the Russians.
  • October Crisis

    October Crisis
    The FLQ a Quebec radical soveringty supporter kidnap James Corss and kill Peirre Laporte. Prime minister Trudea responds with military intervention with the war measures ast.
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    Afte almost 30 years the Berlin Wall finally falls and East met West once again.
  • USSR disbanned

    USSR disbanned
    THe USSR is officially disbanned after over 80 years wit hthe destruction of the Berlin Wall and creation of former Soviet States.
  • Bosnian War

    Bosnian War
    During the Breakup of Yugoslavia many nations tried to take land they believed they owned.
  • Rwandan Genocide

    Rwandan Genocide
    Wit hrising tensions between Hutu and Tutsi groups, violence eventually broke out and mass killings began against the Tutsi leading to the deaths of over 800, 000 people.
  • Bosnian Genocide

    Bosnian Genocide
    Ethnic cleansing committed by the Bosnian Serbs against the Muslim population during geographic and political changes across Eastern Europe.
  • Darfur Genocide

    Darfur Genocide
    Arab controlled North led ethnic cleansing against the Black South through Militias and Army attacks from 2005 till present day.