North America 1842
Conflict with the Comanche did not stop Texas from pursuing its vast territorial claims against Mexico. In 1841 the Texians ...
North America 1847
Battle for Mexico City
Mexican troops rushed south to Veracruz but couldn't contain the US advance. After several more hard-fought battles, the US ...
North America 1850
Compromise of 1850
With its population booming, California wanted to join the Union as a free state - naturally antagonizing the slave states. After ...
the Arctic 1855
Crimean War in the Arctic
Other nations were soon to follow the United States in signing treaties with Japan, in particular Great Britain, which was ...
North America 1858
Mexican Reform War
In Mexico, the antagonism between the reform-minded Liberal Party and the Conservatives, backed by landowners and the Catholic Church, erupted ...
North America 1862
Battle of Antietam
Having established naval supremacy, Union forces landed on the Virginia peninsula and advanced on Richmond, only to be smashed by ...
Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War
In 1870 a Prussian prince accepted the Spanish throne. Outraged, the French made the prince back down, then tried to ...
Siege of Paris
With the defeat at Sedan, Napoleon III was forced to surrender. The Prussians now moved to besiege Paris, where the ...
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 1901
In August 1900, the Allies captured Peking, defeating the remnants of the Boxer Rebellion over the following year. Peace was ...
Dissatisfaction with the Tsarist government and its handling of the war with Japan resulted in unrest across Russia. Desperate for ...
East Asia 1905
Japan swiftly overran Korea and southern Manchuria, capturing Port Arthur after a prolonged siege. In an attempt to gain naval ...
In early 1912, the weak and corrupt government of the Chinese Empire was overthrown and a republic declared. However, the ...
The first weeks of WWI saw a confusing array of clashes as Germany invaded Belgium, France invaded Germany, Russia invaded ...
Southern Asia 1915
Even as the Allies were landing at Gallipoli, a German expedition was preparing to depart Constantinople for Kabul with the ...
Somme and Brusilov Offensives
With Verdun still raging, British and French forces launched a massive attack on the Germans in the Somme while the ...
In June, in response to German movements into Finland, the British had begun landing in northern Russia. After the Czechoslovak ...
Allied Hundred Days Offensive
The German Spring offensives had ground to a halt by mid July. With the Germans exhausted and the arrival of ...
Treaty of St. Germain
The Peace Treaty with Austria was signed on September 10, 1919. The Allies recognized the independence of Czechoslovakia, the merging ...
Southern Asia 1922
Turkish Great Offensive
After their 1921 defeat of the Greek invasion at Sakarya, the Turks slowly gathered their forces for their counterattack. In ...