Southern Asia 1912
The collapse of the Chinese Empire allowed Tibet to expel its Chinese garrison and declare independence. When the new Republic ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1960
French Withdrawal from Equatorial Africa
August 1960 was the high point in the Year of Africa, with nine nations gaining independence from France between the ...
the Arctic 1977
In 1949, the Soviet Union tested its first nuclear device, leading to an arms and technology race with the US ...