International Crisis

  • Francis Ferdinand

    Francis Ferdinand
    In Sarajevo, Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip.
  • Austria at war

    Austria at war
    Austria declares war on Serbia.
  • Germany declaring war

    Germany declaring war
    Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium, Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan.
  • USA enters WW1

    USA enters WW1
    USA declares war on Germany.
  • Armistice

    Germany signed an armistice with the Allies, the official date of the end of World War One.
  • Paris

    Peace conference met at Paris.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was signed by the Germans.
  • Nazi Terror

    Nazi Terror
    The Nazi's murder Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss.
  • Olympics

    The Olympics started in Germany in 1936 where Hitler favored Germany to win.
  • Hitler threatens Jewish community

    Hitler threatens Jewish community
    During Hitler's Reichstag speech, he threatened all the Jews in preparation of starting the Holocaust.
  • Germany invaded Poland

    Germany invaded Poland
    Germans invaded Poland without Soviet intervention and the Polish army was defeated within weeks.
  • Holland

    Holland surrenders to the Nazi's.
  • Operation Barbarossa

    Operation Barbarossa
    Germany attacks Soviet Union as Operation Barbarossa begins.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, also attacking the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai and Midway.
  • Retaliation

    U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan.
  • U.S. vs. Japan

    U.S. vs. Japan
    First Japanese warship sunk by a U.S. submarine.
  • German Movement

    German Movement
    Germans begin a drive toward Stalingrad in the USSR.
  • USA vs Japan at sea

    USA vs Japan at sea
    U.S. And Japanese carriers meet in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons resulting in a Japanese defeat.
  • Division in Korea

    Division in Korea
    After WW2, Korea is divided into communist. North Korea and anti-communist South Korea at the 38th parallel.
  • First atomic bomb

    First atomic bomb
    First Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima from a B-29 flown by Col. Paul Tibbets.
  • North Korea invades South Korea

    North Korea invades South Korea
    With Russia's permission, North Korea invades South Korea going towards the Seoul capital.
  • U.S. enters Korean War

    U.S. enters Korean War
    President Harry Truman sends U.S. troops to Korea to help stop the spread of communism.
  • U.S. reaches North capital

    U.S. reaches North capital
    U.S. troops push their way into Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.
  • China joins Korean War

    China joins Korean War
    China joins the war to fight on the side of North Korea. China's army pushes the U.S. and South Korean troops back across the 38th parallel.
  • Invasion of South Korea

    Invasion of South Korea
    Men full of weapons decided to invade South Korea using guerrilla warfare.
  • Assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem

    Assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem
    He was overthrown from presidency and him and his brother were captured and both assassinated.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    3 North Vietnamese navy boats pursued and fired missiles at the USS Maddox and called it a "sea battle". One U.S aircraft was damaged while all three North navy boats were damaged
  • U.S. Help

    U.S. Help
    200,000 American troops arrive in South Vietnam.
  • Ia Drang Valley

    Ia Drang Valley
    First major battle while in Vietnam against the North Vietnamese and Vietcong troops, lead by Colonel Hal Moore.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    Launch of many attacks on over 100 cities, military success, public loss.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    While looking for the Vietcong, U.S. troops were lured to My Lai where they accidentally killed 500 unarmed villagers, led by William Calley.
  • Election of 1968

    Election of 1968
    Lyndon Johnson did not run and Nixon won on the promise to end the war.
  • Security talks in Paris

    Security talks in Paris
    Nixon's national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, and Le Duc Tho, for the Hanoi government, start talks in Paris.
  • Vietnamization

    Withdraw U.S. troops from Vietnam
  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Invasion of Cambodia
    30,000 U.S. troops bomb Cambodia because of the belief that North Vietnamese troops were moving and keeping supplies there.
  • Kent State University

    Kent State University
    Protests against the war, 4 were killed and 9 were injured by the National Guard.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    U.S. changes the age from 21 to 18 to vote.
  • Operation Homecoming

    Operation Homecoming
    All 591 POW's (Prisoners Of War) were brought home.
  • Saigon Falls

    Saigon Falls
    After the war is over and U.S troops returned home, Saigon, the capital city of South Vietnam falls to communism.
  • George H.W. Bush

    George H.W. Bush
    George H.W. Bush was elected to be the 41st president of the United States
  • Russia and US work together

    Russia and US work together
    Russia and the United States agreed to cut off the supply of weapons to Iraq to oppose their actions against Kuwait.
  • Invasion of Kuwait

    Invasion of Kuwait
    Iraq's army started invading Kuwait with a large number of troops and within a day take over the country.
  • Nuclear Weapons

    Nuclear Weapons
    United Nations weapon inspectors find documents detailing Iraq's nuclear weapons program and its said that they were close to building a bomb.
  • Independence

    Bosnia and Herzegovina declare their independence as a free nation
  • UN Resolution 751

    UN Resolution 751
    The United Nations authorized humanitarian relief efforts by sorting out the confusion among the groups in the region and the United States would airlift supplies in to the most needed areas.
  • Time for help

    Time for help
    President Bush ordered for a food airlift to be sent over to Somalia due to famine and warfare.
  • Operation Provide Relief

    Operation Provide Relief
    The United States wanted to avoid using their military in the efforts of helping Somalia.
  • Restore Hope

    Restore Hope
    U.S. Marines and the Navy arrived in Mogadishu to help secure the area and get rid of warlords Mohammed Farrar Aidid and Ali Mahdi Mohamed.
  • Wanted Territory

    Wanted Territory
    Bosnian Muslims and Croats start fighting over the parts of Bosnia not already taken by Serbs which is about 30% of the original territory.
  • Upset by Attack

    Upset by Attack
    The United States attacked Aidid by helicopter and caused 4 western journalists to be killed.
  • Wounds

    Dozens of U.S. troops were either killed or wounded while fighting in the capital city Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • Terror in Sarajevo

    Terror in Sarajevo
    A mortar exploded in Sarajevo as an act of terrorism and killed 68 people.
  • Iraq backs down

    Iraq backs down
    As Iraqi troops headed towards Kuwait to invade again, President Bush sent 54,000 troops therefore causing Iraq's troops to back off.
  • Serbs Being Difficult

    Serbs Being Difficult
    Serb forces refuse to remove heavy weapons from Sarajevo therefore NATO launches an aircraft attack on Serb ammunition storage. In retaliation, Serbs begin attacking the Muslim safe zones put in place by the United Nations.
  • Peace

    After NATO attacks in and around Sarajevo, talks of peace begin leading to Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia to agree to a settlement.
  • USA's Help

    USA's Help
    President Clinton discusses in giving support to Bosnia until he finally decides to send 20,000 troops to Bosnia
  • Missiles Fired

    Missiles Fired
    United States sent airplanes and ships into to Iraq to fire dozens of missiles to discourage them from retaliating.