Comparative Timeline

by: Sydney Walla, period 2

2000
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Vladimir Putin assumes presidency

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1991
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Collapse of the USSR

In the west, its collapse was a victory for freedom, a triumph of democracy over totalitarianism, and capitalism over socialism

1979
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Iran becomes an Islamic Republic

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi fled the country and Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile to Tehran in February 1979, forming a new government

1978
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Islamic Revolution

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Overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi

1956
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De-Stalinization in Soviet Union begins Hundred Flowers Campaign
1949
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Chinese Communist Party takes over

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1945
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End of World War II, beginning of the Cold War
1941
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Operation "Barbarossa"

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Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union; considered to be the largest military operation of World War II.

1939
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German-Soviet nonaggression pact

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Adolf Hitler used the pact to make sure Germany was able to invade Poland unopposed. The pact also contained a secret agreement in which the Soviets and Germans agreed how they would later divide up Eastern Europe

1938
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Nigerian Youth Charter issued
1928
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Right to vote for all adults (UK)
1924
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Lenin Dies

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Cause of death- intracerebral hemorrhage

1914
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Unification of Nigeria as a single colony
1906
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Iranian Constitutional Revolution
1904
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Russo-Japanese War

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Broke out on February 8, 1904. The Russians and Japanese had been fighting for control over Korea and Manchuria. The Japanese won every war; their victory encouraged nationalism in Asia and Africa

1896
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Assassination of Nasir ed-Din Shah

King of Persia. Nasser al-Din Shah had sovereign power for close to 50 years and was also the first modern Iranian monarch to formally visit Europe

1856
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End of the Crimean War

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Russia gave in and began a move towards peace. The Treaty of Paris was signed on March 30 1856.

1853
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Start of the Crimean War

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Fought by an alliance of Britain, France, Turkey and Sardinia against Russia

1846
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Mexican American War

War between the United States and Mexico stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim). Ended in February 1848.

1839
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First Opium War

1839-1842. Ended by the Treaty of Nanking

1821
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Mexican Declaration of Independence

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The Mexican Empire declared independence from the Spanish Empire

1532
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Establishment of the Church of England
1215
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Magna Carta signed

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Limited the power of the king