Salute

International Crisis

By KERSYD
  • WW2 Pacific- Pearl Harbor

    WW2 Pacific- Pearl Harbor
    Just before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • WW2 Pacific- Zoot Suit Riots

    WW2 Pacific- Zoot Suit Riots
    The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of racist attacks in June of 1943 in Los Angeles, California between Mexican American youths and white American servicemen stationed in Southern California.
  • WW2 Europe- Invasion of Normandy

    WW2 Europe- Invasion of Normandy
    The Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they launched the assault on Normandy. Also known as D-Day.
  • WW2 Europe- Malmedy Massacre

    WW2 Europe- Malmedy Massacre
    The Malmedy Massacre was a war crime in which 84 American POWs were killed by their German captors near Malmedy, Belgium.
  • WW2 Europe- Nuremberg Trials

    WW2 Europe- Nuremberg Trials
    The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the Allies after World War II.
  • Leading to Vietnam- Containment Doctrine

    Leading to Vietnam- Containment Doctrine
    The Containment Doctrine begins to influence United States foreign policy.
  • Leading to Vietnam- Berlin Airlift

    Leading to Vietnam- Berlin Airlift
    The USSR blockades Berlin. The United States responds successfully with the Berlin Airlift.
  • Leading to Vietnam- USSR conducts first successful atomic bomb test

    Leading to Vietnam- USSR conducts first successful atomic bomb test
    The USSR conducts its first successful atomic bomb test.
  • Korea- North invades

    Korea- North invades
    North Korea invades South Korea starting the Korean War
  • Korea- President Truman orders troops into Battle

    Korea- President Truman orders troops into Battle
    President Harry S. Truman orders the first ground troops into Battle.
  • Korea- First US Troop killed

    Korea- First US Troop killed
    First United States troop is killed. He was Private Kenneth Shadrick of West Virginia
  • Korea- Pyongyang Falls

    Korea- Pyongyang Falls
    Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, falls to United Nations forces
  • Korea- Truman releases MacArthur of command

    Korea- Truman releases MacArthur of command
    Following several warnings about insubordination, Truman angers public (69% support MacArthur) by firing the US commander
  • Korea- Armistice agreement signed

    Korea- Armistice agreement signed
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea (north), Chinese People's Volunteers, and the United Nations sign an armistice agreement. The Republic of Korea refuses to sign. However, hostilities cease within 12 hours. Terms of the armistice include creation of the demilitarized zone, the DMZ. Each side is 2,200 yards from a center point. The DMZ is patrolled by both sides at all times.
  • Leading to Vietnam- Eisenhower and Domino Theory

    The theory proposed that a communist takeover of one country would quickly lead to all surrounding countries falling to communism.
  • Leading to Vietnam- Ngo Dinh Diem ousts Bao Dai

    Leading to Vietnam- Ngo Dinh Diem ousts Bao Dai
    A U.S. backed Ngo Dinh Diem ousts Bao Dai from power in South Vietnam
  • Vietnam- Battle of Ap Bac

    Vietnam- Battle of Ap Bac
    The Battle of Ap Bac sees Viet Cong forces rout ARVN Buddhist monks immolates himself in protest of Diem's policies
  • Vietnam- Ngo Dinh Diem overthrown

    Vietnam- Ngo Dinh Diem overthrown
    The brutal murder of the president of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, and his powerful brother and adviser, Ngo Dinh Nhu, was a major turning point in the war in Vietnam
  • Vietnam- Kennedy assassinated

    Vietnam- Kennedy assassinated
    Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. By the fall of 1963, President Kennedy and his political advisers were preparing for the next presidential campaign.
  • Vietnam- Johnson becomes president

    Vietnam- Johnson becomes president
    In the 1960 campaign, Lyndon B. Johnson was elected Vice President as John F. Kennedy's running mate. In November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated, Johnson was sworn in as the 36th United States President, with a vision to build "A Great Society" for the American people.
  • Vietnam -KENT STATE MASSACRE

    Vietnam -KENT STATE MASSACRE
    National Guardsmen killed FOUR student protesters and wounded NINE others, one of which is now permanently paralyzed.
  • Vietnam- US bombs Viet Cong

    Vietnam- US bombs Viet Cong
    The United States bombs Viet Cong sites in Cambodia.
  • Vietnam- Pentagon Papers

    Vietnam- Pentagon Papers
    The "New York Times" publishes the Pentagon Papers.
  • Vietnam- Cease-fire declared in Vietnam

    Vietnam- Cease-fire declared in Vietnam
    A cease-fire was declared.
  • Vietnam- Nixon resigns

    Vietnam- Nixon resigns
    President Richard Nixon resigns due to Watergate scandal leaving Gerald Ford to become President.
  • Vietnam- Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese

    Vietnam- Saigon falls to the North Vietnamese
    The Fall of Saigon, or the Liberation of Saigon, depending on context, was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam.
  • Bosnia- Slobodan Milosevic

    Bosnia- Slobodan Milosevic
    Used Nationalism and religious hatred to gain power. He created more tensions between Serbs & Muslims in Kasai.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in early 1990
  • Persian Gulf War- Operation Desert Shield

    Persian Gulf War- Operation Desert Shield
    Operation Desert Shield prevented a possible attack on Saudi Arabia
  • Persian Gulf War- US is asked to help

    Persian Gulf War- US is asked to help
    Saudi Arabia and Egypt ask the United States and the International community for help.
  • Persian Gulf War- Operation Desert Storm

    Persian Gulf War- Operation Desert Storm
    Operation Desert Storm leads to Iraq War in 2003. It was 42 days of attacks.
  • Persian Gulf War- Operation Desert Sabre

    Persian Gulf War- Operation Desert Sabre
    Operation Desert Sabre stormed Kuwait and the southern part of Iraq. It ended the Persian Gulf War.
  • Bosnia- Slovenia wins independence

    Bosnia- Slovenia wins independence
    Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia along with Croatia which begins a Civil War. Slovenia wins its battle with Slobodan Milošević.
  • Somalia- UN Resolution 751

    Somalia- UN Resolution 751
    UN Resolution 751 authorized humanitarian relief efforts. It also established UN operations in Somalia. UN operations will sort out he confusion among the groups in the region and help get supplies where they are supposed to go. The United States also airlifted supplies in to pass congested areas and looters.
  • Somalia- Operation Provide Relief

    Somalia- Operation Provide Relief
    Operation Provide Relief was part of a United Nations-endorsed initiative called the Unified Task Force (UNITAF) to secure and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian relief during the Somali Civil War.
  • Somalia- Marines and Seals arrive

    Somalia- Marines and Seals arrive
    United States Marines and Navy Seals arrive in Mogadishu to help secure the area.
  • Somalia- Operation Restore Hope

    Somalia- Operation Restore Hope
    Warlords are running the country. Ethnic and sectarian warfare is the norm. A struggle for the food supply. Humanitarian groups establish camps for refugees so they do not starve to death, however the supply donation often do not reach their intended targets! After Persian Gulf Success, the United States population sees fly covered starving kids on television and want some humanitarian action to assist.
  • Bosnia- Recognized Bosnia Independence

    Bosnia- Recognized Bosnia Independence
    Bosnia's independence was recognized by Milošević. It is mostly a Muslim country. Milošević responds by attacking Sarajevo.
  • Somalia- Famine and a Civil War

    Somalia- Famine and a Civil War
    Somalia is experiencing FAMINE and a CIVIL WAR. Somalis are being starved to death. U.S. troops are there to help those people.
  • Somalia- U.S. Casualties in Mogadishu

    Somalia- U.S. Casualties in Mogadishu
    19 U.S. troops were killed and 84 were wounded while fighting in the capital city of Mogadishu.
  • Bosnia- Sarajevo Attacked

    Bosnia- Sarajevo Attacked
    Milošević attacked Sarajevo. 68 were killed and 200 were wounded.
  • Bosnia- Worst part of Genocide

    Bosnia- Worst part of Genocide
    Serbs murder 8,000 men between the ages of 12 and 60. The continued practice of mass rape of females.
  • Bosnia- US gets involved

    Bosnia- US gets involved
    Military effectiveness takes hold. Massive NATO bombing forces.
  • Persian Gulf War- Bush's Ultimatum

    Persian Gulf War- Bush's Ultimatum
    Bush gives Hussein an ultimatum- step down or be removed.