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timeline 1917-1980

  • Mexican Constitution of 1917

    Mexican Constitution of 1917
    It had as primary goal to make the church power limited, and that the foreigners not allowed to own land. It included the division of the powers into executive, legislative and federal. Many reforms were later on put into effect to change it.
    Some revolutionaries like Zapata and Villa didn't agree with it
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    There were two Russian revolutions: the February and the October Revolution. The February Revolutions consisted of people, screaming for their needs and looking to obtain the means of production from the government. It was not violent. Later, when Lenin, returned from exile, he looked for another revolution.
    Russia later pulled out of World War I and granted Germany with a lot of land. Germany won a lot of territory, however it did not last long after the Spanish Flu attacked.
  • First case of Spanish flu

    First case of Spanish flu
    The Spanish Flue Pandemic was one of the most mortal events in history. This virus killed more than 5% of the world’s population. U.S average lifespan was depressed by ten years. Many people believe that it was created by the Germans as a biological weapon against the allies, however men and women on both sides died because of the virus. After the virus was controlled, tensions grew between countries and the search for a solution later contributed to the end of the war.
  • Zapata is murdered

    Zapata is murdered
    He opposed to certain points of the constitution so Venustiano Carranza ordered the eradication of Emiliano Zapata. Zapata was one of the major military and peasants of the Mexican Revolution and a symbol of peasant resistance leaders in Mexico. The assassination provided a great advantage against all of the revolutionaries. The years that followed, more and more people were assassinated by Carranza’s hand.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    World War I had just ended when the treaty of Versailles was signed. Germany was forced to pay all the war damage, that led into an international debt that later caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and consequently the Great Depression. Mustard gas became ilegal, it was completely against human rights since millions of people died being tortured, without any freedom.
    Germany had other militar an general restrictions.
  • Villa is assasinated

    Villa is assasinated
    Because he didn't agree with the constitution, supporters and followers of Villa were enraged, causing many protests in many key places around Mexico. The continuous violent actions caused the government to struggle, so Carranza ordered his assasination
  • Cristero War

    Cristero War
  • PNR was created

    PNR was created
    Calles created the National party PNR, later knowed as PRI. The same year, Alvaro Obregon, who managed to be elected two terms by violating the Constitution, was assassinated by angry cristeros during the Cristero War. This was one of the most important changes Mexico’s government made since the revolution. And was related to cristero war because it's considered as a factor to te end of it.
  • Black thursday

    Black thursday
    Economical issues after WWI grew to the point that many people started to distrust banks, trade, and other types of economic exchange. Because of this, people started to get their money out of the bank and stopped investing in the stock market, which made it fall. This crash started the 10 year depression known as Great Depression.
  • New deal was applied

    New deal was applied
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    President Rossevelt applied this thechnique made by Keynes that was basically about recovering from the Great Depression giving poeple jobs to restart the economy and prevent another catastrophe like this for happening again.
  • Death of Paul von Hindenburg

    Death of Paul von Hindenburg
    He was the head of state of Germany and he stayed in office until his death from cancer, he was visited by Hitler and died in his house in Prussia
  • Hitler becomes the führer

    Hitler becomes the führer
    After Paul von Hindenburg's death, hitler took the title of the fürher, getting all the power over germany. Because of the "Law Concerning the Highest State Office by the Reich" hitler became the head of state and government, reducing controll and balance over him and his government.
    In August 19, people were asked if they agreed with hitler controlling both, and responses were a 90% yes
  • Sindicato Único de Trabajadores Petroleros was formed

    Sindicato Único de Trabajadores Petroleros was formed
    This organization was formed because people that worked at international oil companies wanted better working conditions they demanded a fair salary and razonable prestations, which companies didn't want to give them, so they started getting mad and protesting.
  • Cárdenas expelled Calles

    Cárdenas expelled Calles
    Lázaro Cárdenas decided to expell Plutarco Elías calles because he was constantly interfering in mexican politics, and workers, farmers and amployees were asking to Cárdenas to punish that, also he declared Mexico as communist in the Veracruz congress and he was accused by the PNR of betrayal to the revolution program and conspiration against institutions; so he expelled him from the country and they also fired "callistas" from the army, governmentand congress.
  • End of the maximato

    End of the maximato
    The maximato is considered as finalized by many historians when Lázaro Cárdenas was elected president in 1934, but many others think it was formally finalized when Cárdenas expelled Calles from the country, because he was still trying to involve his influences in the government.
  • Mexican oil expropriation

    Mexican oil expropriation
    Lazaro Cardenas tried to negociate with international companies about giving the workers in the "Sindicato Único de Trabajadores Petroleros" what they asked, so he had to do something because workers were really mad, because of this, he expropriated oil, and converted it property of the state.
  • Creation of the PRM

    Creation of the PRM
    Because the PNR was created by Calles and he was now exiled, Cardenas had to replace that political party, to the PRM. This new party included the CNC (farmers), FSTSE (workers), CTM, etc.
    It's the precedent to the PRI
  • Non-agression pact between Germany and the Sovietic union

    Non-agression pact between Germany and the Sovietic union
    This pact guarranteed that none of these two countries would attack each other, and if there was conflict they would solve it peacefully, this pact was supposed to last ten years.
  • Germany attacks the Soviet Union

    Germany attacks the Soviet Union
    Germany attacked the Soviet Union, breaking the non-agression pact made two years after, this was because, Hitler never really thought about is as permanent but as a temporary tactical manuver. More than a million German soldiers participated.
    This is an effect of the non-agression pact because the Soviet Union wasn't expecting the attack for this reason
  • Nuclear bombs explosion

    Nuclear bombs explosion
    Atomic bombs were exploded in Hiroshima an nagasaki, cities of Japan. The first one was hirosima, killing more than 800,000 people; and the second one was Nagasaki, that killed more than 400,000 poeple.
    This goes against human rights because it was letal to the population, it was a massive murder for no reason that still has consequences because of the radiation it still transmits, people were not given the right to live or the right to be secure.
  • Japan surrenders, end of WWII

    Japan surrenders, end of WWII
    After the bombs in Hiroshima an Nagasaki, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito made official the surrender of Japan mentioning the Cruel and new bombs. This was because all the poeple who died and the consequences that would lead them to stay in war
  • Women gathered demanding votes

    Women gathered demanding votes
    In mexico, more than 20,000 women gathered in 18 de Marzo's park to ask Ruiz Cortinez for the right to vote and to be elected, and they wanted it written in the constitution.
  • Women are given the right to vote

    Women are given the right to vote
    President Ruiz Cortinez gave women what they asked for in the manifestation of 1952, the right to vote and to be elected in federal level.
  • France is defeated in Vietnam

    France is defeated in Vietnam
    In northwest Vietnam, the Vietnamese army defeated France in Dien Bien Phu, this important event, signaled the end of French colonial influence in indochina.
  • Laos independence

    Laos independence
    This was a consequence of the Dien Bien Phu battle, Laos was a French protectorade, and when this battle ended the leftist Pathet Lao movement controlled two provinces of the country. Independence of Laos was granted by the Geneva convention.
  • Women vote for the first time

    Women vote for the first time
    Because of the new law made by Ruiz Cortinez in 1952, women were allowed to participate voting in 1955 to federal level for the first time.
  • Mexican economic crises

    Mexican economic crises
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    Mexico was going through hard times because they were importing more than they exported, this caused Lopez Mateos to privatize energy because he thought it was good for the economy
  • Privatization of electricity

    Privatization of electricity
    Adolfo López Mateos as a president he nationalized the mexican light and power company in Zócalo in Mexico city
  • Berlin wall construction

    Berlin wall construction
  • West Germany’s economy fell down

    West Germany’s economy fell down
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    The West Germany’s economy fell down and they entered to a crisis from 1961 to 1989. Most of the important economic centers were established in the east side and after the wall was created the west didn't have a lot of economic resources.
  • Protests against Mandela being arrested

    Protests against Mandela being  arrested
  • Nelson Mandela is arrested

    Nelson Mandela is arrested
    He was arrested for standing up for the rights of the black South Africans after the government abuse of their rights.
    This goes against human rights because he got arrested for defending rights of black people, so he wasn't given freedom of speech and expression, he didnt have a fair jury either.
  • Lao's civil war

    Lao's civil war
    After the independence of France, Laos had a monarchy, andthe communist group, Pathet Lao, lead by prince Souphanouvong against Lao's Kindgdom. Pathet Lao won.
  • Assasination of JFK

    Assasination of JFK
    US president John F. Kennedy was killed because he was shot while he was passing the Dealey Plaza in the presidential car. It was concluded thet Lee Harvey Oswald, was the murderer.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald was kiled

    Lee Harvey Oswald was kiled
    He was considered as the murderer of Kennedy, he was arrested minutes later the attempt and killed by jack rugby by a shot in his chest, while he was being transladed to jail.
  • Gustavo Diaz Ordaz becomes president

    Gustavo Diaz Ordaz becomes president
    He was elected to the period 1964-1970, his government was characterized by the intolerance to social movements and protests, also, the economic development in Mexico by using the program "desarrollo estabilizador"
  • Martin Luther king was assasinated

    Martin Luther king was assasinated
    The “favorite” black man that fought for the equality of the african american people, was murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.
    This was against human rights because he was killed because of the freedom of peech and equality he was protesting for, but also for his race.
  • Protests in favor of black american people started

    Protests in favor of black american people started
    Two days after Luther King's assesination, arsonists set at least 13 fires in the city. People started to protesting in favor of the african american people.
  • Tlatelolco's massacre

    Tlatelolco's massacre
    The intolerance of Ordaz to social movemets was the principal cause, students from various universities got killed for asking freedom of expression and speech, also they wanted more inverted money in education.
    This goes against human rights because students weren't given freedom of speech and public manifestation, some students died there, others dissappeared and were tortured.
  • Ordaz accepted the fault of Tlatelolco's masacre

    Ordaz accepted the fault of Tlatelolco's masacre
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    President Ordaz accepted the fault of Tlatelolco's masacre, in the interview, he said that he was proud, because he just sis what he needed to save Mexico.
  • Economic crises in Mexico

    Economic crises in Mexico
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    The crises began because of the reduction in the model of importation, Echeverría tried to apply reforms
  • Devaluation of the peso

    Devaluation of the peso
    Because of the crises of 1970, the peso was devaluated, it reached the price of 27.90 per dollar.