International Crisis

  • Archduke Assassination

    Archduke Assassination
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo.
  • WWI

    WWI
    World War One begins on August 4, 1914
  • Lusitania

    Lusitania
    The Lusitania sinks and causes outrage among countries.
  • Germany Surrender

    Germany Surrender
    Germany formally surrenders and countries agree to stop fighting all together.
  • Italy assault

    Italy assault
    The Western Desert Campaign begins as Italy begins an assault where the British go on to turn the tide and win.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese fighter planes bomb Pearl Harbor without any announcement. This event makes the United States enter World War II.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The invasion of Normandy is the largest amphibious attack in World War II history and the deadliest on Omaha Beach.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    Victory in Europe by Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
  • Atomic bomb test

    Atomic bomb test
    Scientists watch as the world's first atomic bomb is detonated as a test to see what the destruction will be
  • Bomb on Japan

    Bomb on Japan
    The United States drops an atomic bomb (Little Boy) on the Japanese town of Hiroshima
  • 38th Parallel

    38th Parallel
    Korea was divided into two countries at the 38th Parallel; the upper half being North Korea and the lower half being South Korea. Many believed that it was only temporary, but it was not a termporary fix.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    Japan surrenders to the allied forces after nearly six years of war.
  • North Korea invades South Korea

    North Korea invades South Korea
    South Korea is corrupted with North Korea and many don't know whether or not North Koreans acted upon Stalin's approval.
  • Inchon is invaded

    Inchon is invaded
    In surprise landing behind enemy lines, US forces push North Korean army back north of the 38th parallel
  • MacArthur

    MacArthur
    MacArthur addresses Congress after being away from the U.S. since 1935. He addresses that old soldiers never die, but fade away
  • Panmunjon

    Panmunjon
    Negotiations at Panmunjon lead to an agreement that the war is settled with the establishement of a demilitarized zone (DMZ).
  • Ngo Dinh regime is overthrown

    Ngo Dinh regime is overthrown
    Ngo Dinh is overthrown of his government by South Vietnamese military forces.
  • Tet begins

    Tet begins
    The Tet Offensive was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, which was led by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese People's Army.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    The My Lai Massacre was the killing of 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam which led to William Calley being convected of murder.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    Vietnamization was the policy that Nixon used to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War by training and expanding South Vietnam's forces and assigning them a combat role. This would lead to decreasing the number of American troops sent to Vietnam.
  • Kent State University

    Kent State University
    Violent protests on campus led to police shooting and killing for college students.
  • 26th Amendment is ratified

    26th Amendment is ratified
    The 26th Amendment lowers the voting age from 21 to 18.
  • North Vietnam releases POW's

    North Vietnam releases POW's
    Prisoners of War are released from North Vietnam.
  • Nixon Resigns

    Nixon Resigns
    President Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States after the Watergate Scandal. People lose trust in politics after this scandal rocks the U.S.
  • Saigon Falls

    Saigon Falls
    After U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam the People's Army and NLF capture Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam.
  • UN and Coalition

    UN and Coalition
    The United States and United Nations demand immediate withdrawal of Iraqi troops. Also, the United Nations Coalition begins to deploy troops.
  • Iraq invades Kuait

    Iraq invades Kuait
    Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq, invades Kuwait in early August, 1990.
  • Operation Desert Shield

    Operation Desert Shield
    Operation Desert Shield begins. Norman Schwarzkopf uses Stealth Bombers, Cruise Missiles, Smart Bombs, and night bombing equipment.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    A cease fire is utilized after 42 days of attacks. Also, Allied Forces begin bombing Iraq.
  • Accusations

    Accusations
    Leader Saddam Hussein makes accusations against Kuwait. He accuses them of taking crude oil, demands their foreign debt be taken care of, conspiracy to keep oil prices low (for the West), and says Kuwait is not a "real" country.
  • Independence from Yugoslavia

    Solvenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia, which begins a Civil War. Solvenia wins its battle with Milosevic. Milosevic now focuses on Croatia.
  • Recognized Bosnia Independence

    Recognized Bosnia Independence
    Milosevic responds by attacking Sarajevo, where snipers kill civilians (including 3,500 children). With the Serbs gaining ground, systematically Muslims are rounded up.
  • UN resolution 751

    UN resolution 751
    The resolution authorized humnaitarian relief efforts and established UN operations in Somalia. The efforts were to help get supplies where they were supposed to go.
  • Operation Provide Relief

    Operation Provide Relief
    Operation was implented to avoid using the military in humanitarian efforts.
  • U.S. arrive in Mogadishu

    U.S. arrive in Mogadishu
    U.S. Marine and Navy Seals arrive in Mogadishu to help secure the area.
  • Aidid

    Aidid
    Aidid gets bold and starts to attack soldiers, resulting in 24 Pakistani soliders killed and 44 wounded in an attack.
  • U.S. attacks Aidid

    U.S. attacks Aidid
    The United States attacks Aidid compound by helicopter. Upset by the attack, 4 western jounralists are killed and displayed for all to see.
  • U.S. Casualties in Mogadishu

    U.S. Casualties in Mogadishu
    Dozens of U.S. trroops are either killed or wounded during fighting in Mogadishu.
  • Battle of Mogadishu

    Battle of Mogadishu
    The battle lasted from late night (2:00am) to early morning (6:30am). The United States had 19 killed and 73 injured. Somalia estimates range from 315-2000 killed and injured; it was hard to keep a detailed record of due to the fact that many civilians defended against the U.S.
  • Rwandan president killed

    Rwandan president killed
    Rwandan President Habyarimana is killed in a plane explosion.
  • Genocide Begins

    Genocide Begins
    Military effectiveness takes hold and massive NATO bombing forces are used.
  • Talking Peace

    Talking Peace
    Milosevic is ready to talk peace at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. They agree to democratic elections and two main portions (Bosnian Serb Republic and Muslim-Croat Federation). Also, they agreed to war criminals being handed over for prosecution.
  • Ultimatum

    Ultimatum
    President George H.W. Bush gives Hussein an ultimatum-step down or be removed.
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    The Persian Gulf War II (Iraq War) begins after Hussein doesn't step down.
  • Last U.S. Soldiers leave Vietnam

    Last U.S. Soldiers leave Vietnam
    As the war wraps up, the last trroops leave Vietnam as the madness begins to stop.