International Crisis Noah Gush

  • Start of WW1

    Start of WW1
    Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated, sparks World War 1.
  • Lusitania

    The passenger liner "Lusitania" is sunk by german submarines. 128 Americans are on board.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    British intelligence intercepta a German telegram, which contained a message to Mexico, telling the to attack the US.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    An Armistice is signed to end all fighting on the Western Front, virtually endind World War 1.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Invasion of Poland
    Germany invades Poland, making France and USSR attack Germany, starting WW2.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    Possibly the bloodiest battle of WW2, Germans were stuck in USSR, wearing summer uniforms. Then winter hit, causing many deaths.
  • D Day

    D Day
    Eisenhower led US and allied forces into the invasion of Normandy. Germany finally surrenders.
  • The Holocaust Ends

    The Holocaust Ends
    Over 6 million Jews are killed because of "raciacl inferiority". About 2/3 of the population of Jews were killed because of the "Final Solution".
  • Roosevelt Dies

    Roosevelt Dies
    President Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemmorage. Harry Truman becomes 33rd president.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    After seeing the war will end in Nazi defeat, Hitler takes his own life to save himself from torture.
  • US drops Little Boy

    US drops Little Boy
    The US decides to end the war on a big note: dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
  • US drops Fat Man

    US drops Fat Man
    After the successful bombing on hiroshima, the US decides to bomb Nagasaki, which is also successful.
  • Japan surrenders

    Japan surrenders
    Having agreed in principle to unconditional surrender on August 14, 1945, Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II.
  • First Indochina War

    First Indochina War
    Viet Minh attacks Frenc in Hanoi in Nothern Vietnam. Also called Franc-Vietnamese War
  • Pusan

    American and South Korean forces establish a defensive line outside the city of Pusan. Behond the Pusan Perimeter lays the only remaining non-communist Korean land (only 10%).
  • Seoul

    North Korean forces capture the South's capital, Seoul.
  • US reaches Pyongyang

    US reaches Pyongyang
  • Kennedy Elected

    Kennedy Elected
    John F Kennedy defeats Repblican Richard Nixon and becomes 35th US President.
  • First US combat death

    First US combat death
    American serviceman dies in Vietnam, first death reported. Marks the beginnning of Vietnam War.
  • Credibility Gap

    Credibility Gap
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara at the time tells the press that Kennedy intends to withdrawAmerican forces from South Vietnam by the end of 1965.
  • Kennedy Assassinated

    Kennedy Assassinated
    When riding through Dallas, Texas, Presiden Kennedy is shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Lyndon Johnson presumes as President.
  • Draftcards

    Students in New York gathered to protest the Vietnam war by illegaly burning their draft cards.
  • USS Maddox

    USS Maddox
    North Vietnamese gunboats attack the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin, supposedly.Four years later, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara will admit that the U.S. had in fact cooperated with the South.
  • TET Offensive

    TET Offensive
    Viet Cong forces shock U.S. troops with a wave of attacks supported by North Vietnamese troops. US loses 2500 men.
  • Vietnam War ends

    Vietnam War ends
    The Vietnam War is officially over for the United States. Over 60000 US casualties.
  • Start of Persian Gulf War

    Start of Persian Gulf War
    Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt as the US for help
  • Hussein defies

    Hussein defies
    Saddam Hussein defies US orders
  • Operation Desert Shield

    Operation Desert Shield
    Hussein declared Jihad, United Nations gives themuntil this day to withdraw
  • Operation Desrt Storm Begins

    Operation Desrt Storm Begins
    Led by Norman Schwarzkopf, use of Stealth bombers, cruise bombers, etc
  • Operation Desert Storm End

    Operation Desert Storm End
    After 42 days of attacks, this day was the cease fire
  • Start of a civil war

    Start of a civil war
    Slovenia and Croatia declare independence from Yugoslovia- begins Civil War.
  • Start of Muslim Genocide

    Start of Muslim Genocide
    Serbs gain control of Muslims. genocide begins
  • UN Resolution 751

    UN Resolution 751
    Authorizes humanitarian relief effects
    Establishes UN operations in Somalia
  • Operation Restore Hope

    Operation Restore Hope
    Marine and Navy Seals arrive in Mogadishu to help secure area
  • US attacks Aidid

    US attacks Aidid
    US attacks the Aidid compound with helicopters, loses 2
  • Retreat

    US retreats Aidid compound
  • Start of Rwandan Genocide

    Start of Rwandan Genocide
    Mass slaughter in Rwanda of the Tutsi and moderaet Hutu by members of the Hutu majority.
  • End of Rwandan Genocide

    End of Rwandan Genocide
    US fails to intervene, Clinton regrets it and blames his popular downage on it
  • End of Muslim Genocide

    End of Muslim Genocide
    Milosevic ready to talk peace
    Agreed to:
    -Democratic elctions
    -2 main groups
    -War criminals handed over
    -Muslims killed: 200,000
    -20,000 missing/ presumed dead
    -2,000,000 refugees
  • Ultimatum

    Bush gives Hussein ultimatum
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    Persian Gulf War leads too Persian Gulf War 2,or The Iraq War