Sub-Saharan Africa 1962
Independence in East Africa
Tanganyika became independent of the UK in December 1961; it would merge with Zanzibar one and half years later to ...
North America 1962
Cuban Missile Crisis
US-Cuban relations quickly deteriorated as Castro's new regime cracked down on the influence of foreign businesses and supported revolution ...
South America 1962
Cold War reaches Latin America
Less than a month after the signing of the Rio Pact in 1948 - and while the Organization of American States ...
West New Guinea dispute
When the Netherlands recognized Indonesian independence, it retained western New Guinea on the grounds that its West Papuan inhabitants did ...
Mao's attempts to rapidly modernize China led to the disastrous Great Leap Forward from 1958-61. At the same time ...