Timeline for AP Euro

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congress of Vienna followed after the defeat of Napoleon

1815

Industrial revolution starts in England

1750-1850

Karl Marx argues for socialism while revolutions sweep through Europe

1848

Czar Alexander the II free Russian serfs

1861

nationalism: Italy and Germany unify to become modern nations

1860's

British Empire dominates the imperial age

1870-1914

Czar Nicholas II was forced to set up the Duma

1905

World War I ends political power of monarchies

1914-1918

Russian revolution won by Linen's Bolsheviks

1917

treaty of Versailles ends WWI and helps start WWII

1919

Great depression weakens democracies and promotes dictatorship

1930's

WWII leaves Europe in ruins, making it easy for Russia to expand

1939-1945

Cold War: Russia and the US fight for world power

1946-1990

Prague spring: Czech effort to stop communism is destroyed

1969

solidarity movement in Poland overthrew communism

1989

Maastricht treaty created European Union

1992

Renaissance began in cities of northern Italy

1350

Columbus began european exploration of the new world

1492

Luther began the protestant reformation

1517

High renaissance peaks in Italy

1520

Power shifter from Mediterranean to atlantic countries

1550

England defeated Phillip II's Spanish armada

1588

Galileo and other astronomers challenged geocentric world view

1600

English civil war : cromwell's puritans defeat the Stuarts

1640's

Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 years' war

1648

Scientific Revolution: Newton and Locke found natural laws

1687

Glorious Revolution creates English constitutional monarchy

1689

Enlightenment, Philosophes spread modern ideas

1650-1750

Absolute Monarch symbolized by Louis XIV at Versailles

1690

Power shifted to England after the treaty of Utrecht

1713

Fredrick the Great attacked Austria

1740

French Revolution began with the attack of bastille

1789

Robespierre led the reign of Terror in France

1792

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