Treaty of Versailles end of WWI
Japanese invasion of Manchuria
Italian invasion of Ethiopia
German blitzkrieg in Poland
Pearl Harbor, entry of US into WWII
Independence & Partition of India
Chinese Communist Revolution
Vietnamese defeat French at Dien Bien Phu
de-Stalinization / Nationalization of Suez Canal
Cuban missile crisis
6-Day War / Chinese Cultural Revolution
Tiananmen Square / Fall of Berlin Wall
Namibia gains independence (last African colony to do so)
Fall of USSR / 1st Gulf War
Genocide in Rwanda / 1st all race elections in South Africa
Global "Great Recession" begins
Wikileaks, "Arab Spring" democracy movement
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