South America 1933
Bolivia and Paraguay were both left land-locked by the 19th century's wars in South America. Having lost substantial territory ...
South America 1935
Paraguayan Chaco Offensive
The first year of the Chaco War favored the Bolivians, but when their offensive collapsed in late 1933, Paraguay seized ...
The failure of the 1991 August coup broke the Communist Party in the Soviet Union. Real power now lay in ...
French invasion of Algeria
Following three years of deteriorating relations, France invaded Algiers in mid-1830. Although their swift victory would initiate over a century ...
Consolidation of the Dutch East Indies
Despite its small size, the Netherlands emerged from the 19th century in charge of the rich and populous Dutch East ...
East Asia 1894
Donghak Peasant Revolution
In 1894, peasants and followers of the Donghak religious movement revolted against corrupt government officials in Korea. Alarmed, the Korean ...
Battle of the Paracel Islands
The 1969 Sino-Soviet conflict encouraged the United States to improve relations with the People's Republic of China, leading to ...
Trump's Immigration Ban and Terrorism
US President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries avoids targeting both countries where Trump Organization ...
North America 1944
America in World War II
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States, bringing its U-boat campaign to the ...
Southern Asia 1949
First Arab-Israeli War
When Israel declared independence in 1948, the surrounding Arab states immediately declared war and invaded it. Although outnumbered, the Israelis ...