Unit 5 1914CE- Present Mueggenborg

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    Indian Independence

    India gained its independence from Britain. It required much armed and unarmed power. One of the main leaders being Mohandas Gandhi
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    A non violent activist involved in the movement for independence of India. He mourned on independence day because he did not want the division between Pakistan and India
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    Mao Zedong

    A communist leader who led the People's Republic of China, people argue he was a good leader who helped peasants and women rights, others say he was inexperienced. He developed Maoism in the 1950's
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    Juan Peron

    Served as President of Argentina from 1946 to 1955 then again from 1973 to 1974. He built up Argentinean industry, became
    very popular among the urban poor, but harmed the economy
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    A major war which involved most if not all the worlds greatest powers. Started mainly by the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Ended with German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires all defeated and the treaty of versailles
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    Mutiple revolutions that led to the creation of the Soviet Union. The Provisional Government was removed and replaced with a Bolshevik government.
  • Wilson's 14-point plan

    Wilson's 14-point plan
    The basis for a peace programme and it was on the back of the Fourteen Points that Germany and her allies agreed to an armistice.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    A peace treaty that ended arguments between Germany and the Allied powers. Took 6 months to finally negotiate all the details.
  • Hitler comes to power

    Hitler comes to power
    Became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. He gained much support with his speeches and propaganda then wanted to establish abolute Nazi power.
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    Chinese Civil War

    One side consisted of Communists, who wanted to make China like the Soviet Union, backed by the Soviet Union, and and many poor people. On the others side were the Nationalists, who wanted to make China like the United States
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    Stalin's five year plans

    A list of economic goals designed to strengthen the country's economy. One being to build up the countries heavy industry, making the nation both militarily and industrially self-sufficient.
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    Great Depression

    The longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century following WWII. Which started in a fall in the stock market.
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    League of Nations

    An organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference and came before the United Nations. One of their goals was to preventing war through collective security, disarmament, and settling international disputes through negotiation.
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    War between the Allies and the Axis, caused mainly because of the treaty of Paris. Ended in the Allies over Germany and Japan, and led to the creation of the United Nations.
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    Cold War

    The struggle between communism and capitalism. The Soviet Union and the United States came to the brink of actual war during the Cuban missile crisis but never attacked one another. The Cold War came to an end when the Soviet Union dissolved.
  • Creation of Pakistan

    Creation of Pakistan
    The Muslims feared that they would lose their liberty once the British left so they hoped for a separate state. Led by Muhammad Ali and then created Pakistan.
  • NATO

    An alliance of countries of Europe and North America to keep soviet powers away
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    Korean War

    Fought between north and south Korea. North led by communist, south led by nationalist, and caused many deaths mainly in the north
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    Warsaw Pact

    A treaty binding the Soviet Union and
    countries of eastern Europe in an alliance against the NATO to prevent invasion Russian soil
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    Great Leap Forward

    Created to increase China's economy and industry. It was started Mao Zedong. Considered bad for the Chinese people, because it ended up with many people dead
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    Vietnam War

    Conflict pitting North Vietnam
    and South Vietnamese communist guerrillas against the
    South Vietnamese government, aided after 1961 by the
    United States
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    An unsuccessful action by a CIA to invade southern Cuba, with support and encouragement from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro
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    Berlin Wall

    Considered a symbol of the Cold War, the wall seperated east from west Germany. Was meant to keep people out of Eastern Germany.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Brink-of-war confrontation between
    the United States and the Soviet Union over the latter’s
    placement of nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba.
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    Political and human rights agreement
    signed in Helsinki, Finland, by the Soviet Union and
    western European countries.
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    Islamic Revolution

    Iranians had a problem with Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, because he was an ally of the US, the new government was a republic which then caused arguments with Iraq
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    Iran- Iraq war

    Called the persian gulf war, began when Iraq invaded Iran. The US supported Iraq and used chemical and biological weapons
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    A series of protests made by students and labour activists. No single person was in charge. They were angry with the way communist were handling the economy
  • German reunification

    German reunification
    Germany had been divided into two countries. One was the Federal Republic of Germany, the other part was the German Democratic Republic. Reunification happened when east german decided to join the Federal Republic of Germany
  • USSR Disintegrates

    USSR Disintegrates
    This happened once the Commonwealth of Independent states was formed. After this many of the "republics" decided to become individual states
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    Nelson Mandela

    First President of South Africa, elected by vote as well as being black. He helped start the African National Congress Youth League.
  • September 9, 2001

    September 9, 2001
    Attacks taken on the World trade center in New York and other major places, all on the same day. This caused for an on going "war on terror"