International Crisis

  • Archduke Ferdinand assassinated

    Archduke Ferdinand assassinated
    Gavrilo Princip assassinates the Archduke, one of the many things that started WW1
  • The Lusitania is sunk

    The Lusitania is sunk
    A German sub sinks the Lusitania
  • Zimmerman note

    Zimmerman note
    Britain interprets a note from Germany to Mexico asking Mexico to join the war with Germany
  • US declares war on Germany

    US declares war on Germany
    The US declares war on Germany
  • Russia leaves the war

    Russia leaves the war
    Russia signs a treaty with Germany declaring peace between the two countries
  • Germany comes to an armistice

    Germany comes to an armistice
    Germany agrees to an armistice and the fighting comes to an end at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.
  • WW1 Comes to an end

    WW1 Comes to an end
    Treaty of Versailles is signed by Germany
  • Japan Invades China

    Japan Invades China
    Japan invades China, marking the beginning of the war in the Pacific
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Germany invades Poland, marking the beginning of WWII
  • The Air Battle of Britain begins

    The Air Battle of Britain begins
    The air battle of Britain begins, the Germans eventually are defeated
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor
  • Axis surrender in North Africa

    Axis surrender in North Africa
    German and Italian troops surrender in North Africa
  • Italy surrenders

    Italy surrenders
    Italy surrenders to the allied forces
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    Invasion of the Normandy landing
  • Battle of Saipan

    Battle of Saipan
    The US stormed a strongly strategic island of Saipan
  • Paris is liberated

    Paris is liberated
    Allied forces liberate paris
  • VE-Day

    VE-Day
    Germany surrenders
  • Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    August 6 and August 9 the US dropped nuclear bombs on Japan
  • Japan Surreneders

    Japan Surreneders
    Japan surrenders after US nuclear bomb strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • North Korea crosses the 38th Paralllel

    North Korea crosses the 38th Paralllel
    North Korea crosses the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea.
  • Truman sends support

    Truman sends support
    Truman commits US Naval and Air support to south Korea.
  • US and South Korea retreat from Pusan

    US and South Korea retreat from Pusan
    U.S. and South Korea retreat from the Pusan perimeter
  • US goal in Korean war

    US goal in Korean war
    US announces in UN its goal of a unified, anti-Communist Korea.
  • Peace talks begin

    Peace talks begin
    Peace talks begin at Kaesong
  • US occupies Pyongyan

    US occupies Pyongyan
    The US forces occupy Pyongyang
  • Peace Treaty Signed

    Peace Treaty Signed
    A peace treaty was signed at Panmunjom. The 38th Parallel is reset as the boundary.
  • JFK is elected

    JFK is elected
    John F. Kennedy is elected and is warned by Eisenhower regarding Vietnam and Laos.
  • VC is formed

    VC is formed
    National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, aka the Viet Cong, is formed
  • President Kennedy meets with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna

    President Kennedy meets with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna
    President Kennedy meets with Soviet leader in Vienna to discuss the attacks made by North Vietnam in Laos.
  • JFK sends General to Vietnam

    JFK sends General to Vietnam
    Kennedy sends Genereal Maxwell Taylor to Vietnam. Taylor recommends sending combat troops, but Kenneddy does not approve.
  • Agent Orange

    Agent Orange
    U.S. Air Force begins using Agent Orange to defoliate trails used by Vietcong force.
  • Diem regime is overthrown

    Diem regime is overthrown
    The Diem regime is overthrown. The next day, Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother, Ngô Ðình Nhu were assassinated.
  • JFK assassination

    JFK assassination
    JFK is assassinated in Dallas Texas
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    North Vietnamese torpedos were reported to be fired at American destroyers.
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    Johnson expanded the American involvement and started sustained bombing.
  • American Troops Greatly increase

    American Troops Greatly increase
    After the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was signed, Johnson began sending more troops over doubling the previous amounts of troops.
  • Anti-Draft Protests

    Anti-Draft Protests
    Many college students believed the draft was unfair, and many refused to go to the war.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Vietnamese New Year, the sent weaponry through neighboring countries to then surprise attack the South, and the Americans.
  • Hawks and Doves

    Hawks and Doves
    Hawks were people who favored the war, and Doves were people who wanted the war to end.
  • Nixon is elected

    Nixon is elected
    Nixon won the election by a slim 1%.
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    Nixon starts a strategy called vietnamization, which is where US troops train South Vietnam, and eventually lead to the US to leave.
  • The US Pulls out of Vietnam

    The US Pulls out of Vietnam
    Nixon negotiates with the South Vietnamese president and decides to pull the US out of Vietnam, after Vietnamization.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    Without the US aid, South Vietnam falls to the North. The Fall of Saigon is when the North captured the South's Capital.
  • Iraq invades Kuwait

    Iraq invades Kuwait
    Iraq invades Kuwait because they think that Kuwait was stealing oil from their fields by slant drilling.
  • U.S. led coalition launches an air war against Iraq

    U.S. led coalition launches an air war against Iraq
    The U.S. leads the coalition in an all air war against Iraq because they invaded Kuwait and refused to withdraw.
  • Bush's ultimatium

    Bush's ultimatium
    President George H. W. Bush declares suspension of offensive combat and sets up a permanent cease fire
  • Iraqi retreat on the highway of death

    Iraqi retreat on the highway of death
    Before the Iraqi accepted the U.N.'s resolutions they made a retreat and their was word of the retreat in Kuwait so the Kuwait told their country men to not go on this road, so then coalition forces then struck the beginning and end of the convoy to then attack the center. They killed over hundreds or even thousands of Iraqi soldiers. This remains on of the most controversial attacks during the Gulf war.
  • Iraqi ceasefire

    Iraqi ceasefire
    Five weeks after the U.S. led coalition attacked, the Iraqi government called out for a ceasefire, and it will accept the U.N.'s terms.
  • Mohamed Siad Barre is ousted

    Mohamed Siad Barre is ousted
    Power struggle between clan warlords kills or wounds thousands of civilians.
  • Slovenia and Croatia split from Yugoslavia

    Slovenia and Croatia split from Yugoslavia
    Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia and it begins a civil war,
  • Evidence of an attempt building a bomb

    Evidence of an attempt building a bomb
    The U.N. weapons inspectors found documents detailing Iraq's nuclear weapons program, and say Iraq was close to building a bomb.
  • Somaliland breaks away

    Somaliland breaks away
    Former British protectorate of Somaliland land declares independence.
  • Serbs boycott Independence referendum

    Serbs boycott Independence referendum
    Bosnia's Muslims and Croats voted for independence and it was boycotted by the Serbs.
  • Bosnia's Independence and the Serbs attack

    Bosnia's Independence and the Serbs attack
    Ueropean union recognizes Bosnia's independence. War then breaks out, the Serbs then occupy 70 precent of the country persecuting Muslims and Croats.
  • Serbs gained ground

    Serbs gained ground
    They systematically rounded up Muslims and they commited mass shootings, forced re-population, and raped females in order to clean the ethnics.
  • US Marines land near Mogadishu

    US Marines land near Mogadishu
    US Marines land near Mogadishu ahead of a UN peacekeeping force sent to restore order and safeguard relief supplies
  • Bosnia peace efforts fail

    Bosnia peace efforts fail
    Bosnia's peace efforts fails, and immediately war breaks out between Muslims and Croats previously allied against Serbs
  • Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down
    US Rangers are killed when Somali militias shoot down US helicopters.
  • End of Muslim-Croat war

    End of Muslim-Croat war
    U.S. brokered agreement ends the Muslim-Croat war and creates a federation
  • UN peacekeepers leave

    UN peacekeepers leave
    They failed their mission and then leave.
  • Mohamed Farah Aideed dies

    Mohamed Farah Aideed dies
    Warlord Mohamed Farah Aideed dies of wounds and is succeeded by his son, Hussein.