Modern World History

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  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Ferdinand and his wife visited the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, but they were shot to death by a Bosnian. The reason for that is because of Austria-Hungary's rule of Bosnians. Ferdinand and his wife were outside the city at the time this happened.
  • Declarations of war by Britain

    Declarations of war by Britain
    The war by Britain was a decision before WW1. The reason for that is because they want to go against Germany. There is no declaration against France and should be respected against Belgium.
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    Germany made warfare against Lusitania and made Lusitania crashed. The reason for that is because they are having a submarine battle against the United Kingdom. 1,198 people were killed when the ship sank.
  • Rasputin Advises Royal Family

    Rasputin Advises Royal Family
    Rasputin advises the Royal Family because they are so royal. Alexandra became very dependant on Rasputin. Rasputin has rise on the Royal Family.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The Battle of Verdun was the longest war then World War 1. The battle is on the hills of Verdun against Germany and France. France won The Battle of Verdun.
  • Rasputin Killed

    Rasputin Killed
    Rasputin died because of assassination after being invited to go to a palace in Russia. He was killed by 3 gunshots. His body was taken to a frozen lake.
  • Tsar Nicholas II abdicates the throne

    Tsar Nicholas II abdicates the throne
    This is when Nicholas II took the throne. He ended the Romanovs that ruled for over three hundred years. They left Russia without a Czar on the throne.
  • Russia Leaves WW1

    Russia Leaves WW1
    The Bolsheviks pulled Russia out of the war. Leaving the war was in disaster for the Russians. It led to Lenin's Marxist revolution.
  • US Entry into WWI

    US Entry into WWI
    US wants to enter because they want to declare war against Germany. Many Americans supported this. Congress made a request to the United States to join World War I.
  • Lenin becomes leader of the Bolsheviks

    Lenin becomes leader of the Bolsheviks
    This is when Vladmir Lenin became the leader of the Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks took place as forces of Russia. The Bolsheviks came into power after the February Revolution.
  • Wilson's 14 Points

    Wilson's 14 Points
    This is when Woodrow Wilson made his own 14 points, not mean to Germany. The 14 points was created because it shows peace to end WWI. These points were on speech by the president himself.
  • Romanov family killed

    Romanov family killed
    Tsar Nicholas II and the Royal Family was killed the Bolsheviks led by Vladmir Lenin. The family was killed in their home. The family was killed because they were too royal.
  • Germany seeks Armistice to cease fighting

    Germany seeks Armistice to cease fighting
    World War 1 ended by having the Allies and Germany sign a piece of paper. Germany will no longer win the war if they sign the paper. Both sides claimed victory every spring when the war was ignored.
  • Paris Peace Conference

    Paris Peace Conference
    The conference contains the Central Powers, and they talk about ending World War 1. They established the terms on Wilson's 14 Points. 27 nations were at the conference.
  • Nazi Party of Germany was founded

    Nazi Party of Germany was founded
    The Nazi Party is founded because Hitler wants to take over more countries. The party was one of several far-right parties active in Germany. Parties in West Germany failed to attract votes to the Nazis.
  • Bolsheviks and the Red Army Take over

    Bolsheviks and the Red Army Take over
    This is when the Bolsheviks and the Red Army take over parts of Russia. They want to do this because they want more land. All socialist parties protested the invasion.
  • Mussolini creates the Fascist Party

    Mussolini creates the Fascist Party
    The Fascists is created to battle in World War II. The party was banned by the Constitution of Italy. The party entered the side with Hitler's Nazis in WWII.
  • Joseph Stalin declares himself dictator of USSR

    Joseph Stalin declares himself dictator of USSR
    Joseph Stalin became a dictator of the USSR (formerly Russia) on this day. Stalin also became a central tenet. Stalin tried to stop Hitler's Nazis from invading his country, but it didn't work out too good.
  • Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy

    Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy
    Mussolini led the country when he dropped the pretense of democracy and established a dictatorship. Mussolini used to be a revolutionary socialist. Mussolini forcefully governed Italy until 1943.
  • Russia changes government and name

    Russia changes government and name
    Russia changed their name to the Soviet Union. All of Russia's republics began as Soviets. The Soviet Union is now ruled by the Communist Party.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The depression that made people become poor. The Great Depression went across different nations. People lost a lot of jobs and money.
  • Japan invades Manchuria

    Japan invades Manchuria
    Japan took over that part of China because they are out of oil and other resources. They also took other cities in China. Japan announced that they will be placing anti-bandit operations in the city of Manchuria.
  • Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

    Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
    Germany's president approves Hitler to be a chancellor of the country. The reason why is because the president saw Hitler's meteoric rise to Germany. Hitler won the next round of elections in November.
  • The start of Stalin's Great Purge

    The start of Stalin's Great Purge
    Stalin's Great Purge is about people getting killed. Purges became deadly under Stalin. This day killed Sergei Kirov.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht
    Hitler's Nazis destroys the windows of Jew stores on this day and caused over 91 deaths. Hitler unleashed the Jewish population because of this day. The German authorities looked on without intervening.
  • Declarations of war by Germany (on France and Britain)

    Declarations of war by Germany (on France and Britain)
    The declaration of war was given to Germany by France and Britain because of Germany's actions. This is because Germany took over Vichy and tried to take over Great Britain. France and Britain wants to beat Germany for good.
  • Hitler invades Poland

    Hitler invades Poland
    This is when Hitler and the Nazis invade Poland. The USSR tried to destroy Hitler but it didn't work. They used dogfights to start the battle.
  • Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Charter
    The Atlantic Charter sets out American and British goals during the period. The Atlantic Charter restored the self-government. They also reduced trade restrictions.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
    This is when the Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked by Japan. Japan is preventing the Pacific Fleet from interfering with them. The Pacific Fleet enabled Japan to takeover southeast Asia after that.
  • US joins World War II

    US joins World War II
    After the attack of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii by Japan, the United States of America decided to join World War II as an allied power. They want to get revenge on Japan for destroying Pearl Harbor. The US won World War II along with the other allies.
  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    Germany fights the army of the USSR to gain control of the city "Stalingrad." The battle was the longest confrontation in World War II. The battle stopped Germany from going in USSR.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    This is when Allied forces invade northern France. The Allied forces launched naval, air, and land assault. They liberated northwest Europe from Germany.
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    United States, Great Britain, and Canada decided to start the Battle of the Bulge with Germany because Germany created a bulge around the area of the Ardennes forest. The battle was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front. Germany failed to take over the world.
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    This day is when people are celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies. They got all of their countries back after that. The axis powers lost World War II.
  • Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
    This is when the United States of America bombs the Japanese city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They agreed with Great Britain to do this. The bomb makes World War II end.
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    Lenin Exile and Return

    Vladmir Lenin got exiled, then he returned to Russia later in the Lenin Return. He got exiled because he married a woman. Lenin moved to Western Europe after he got exiled.
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    World War 1

    Lot of countries soldiers were shot in this war. This is the world's first ever battle. World War I happened around Europe.
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    Russian Revolution

    A revolution that happened in Russia. Lenin is the cause of the Russian Revolution. Lenin did a lot of killing in this.
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    World Between Wars

    This is the interwar period that a lot of people became dictators for different countries including Hitler. This period happened before World War II. They got rid of old dictators.
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    World War II

    The war begins because Germany broke the Treaty of Versailles. The war went for 6 bloody years. World War II was the biggest conflict in world history.