Sub-Saharan Africa 1936
Second Italo-Ethiopian War
Following the League of Nations failure to halt Italian aggression in the Abyssinia Crisis, Italy launched a full-scale invasion of ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1935
In the 1920s, Mussolini's Fascists had risen to power in Italy, adopting an increasingly aggressive foreign policy. In 1934 ...
October Revolution in Russia
Following the failure of the Kerensky Offensive in July 1917, both left- and right-wing factions vied for power in the ...
South America 1864
Outbreak of the Paraguayan War
In 1864 Brazil intervened in Uruguay in support of the liberal Colorado Party, prompting Uruguay's governing Blanco Party to ...
Omniatlas in the Media
Omniatlas on BBC: The changing face of Europe
The BBC is making use of Omniatlas maps to show the changing face of Europe over the past few hundred ...
North America 1907
Central American instability came to a head in 1907, when Nicaragua invaded and occupied Honduras. Fed up with the endless ...
Dissolution of the Soviet Union
The signing of the Belavezha Accords and secession of Russia ended all hopes of preserving Soviet power. On 25 December ...
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 ...