North America 1890
Wounded Knee Massacre
By 1890, American Indian resistance in the western United States had been crushed and settlers and railways had closed the ...
the Arctic 1892
Opening up Greenland
For more than a century, Denmark's Royal Greenland Trading Company (KGH) had administered Greenland in a strict monopoly which ...
German attempts to keep France isolated by maintaining alliances with the other powers of Europe began to unravel in the ...
North America 1895
Nicaragua and Venezuela Crises
In 1894, Nicaragua annexed the Mosquito Reserve, violating a previous treaty with Great Britain. In response, the British occupied Corinto ...
the Arctic 1898
Klondike Gold Rush
On August 16, 1896, gold was discovered on the Yukon River, in the Klondike region of Canada's North-West Territories ...
East Asia 1898
In response to American support of Cuban revolutionaries, Spain declared war on the United States in April 1898. However the ...
North America 1898
By 1898, the long-running Cuban war for independence was aggravating US-Spanish relations. In February, the USS Maine sunk in an ...
Britain's Splendid Isolation
At the close of the Nineteenth Century, Great Britain was still Europe's foremost power but was facing ever greater ...
East Asia 1898
Treaty of Paris
American gains in the Spanish-American War were confirmed at the Treaty of Paris, ceding Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and ...
Second Samoan Civil War
In 1899, Samoa broke into its second civil war in a decade, when the Germans supported a rebellion against the ...
East Asia 1899
Philippine nationalists had helped the United States in its 1898 war with Spain. However, when the Americans won that war ...