Bombing of Darwin
Allied efforts under ABDA proved unable to halt the Japanese offensive. In mid-February the vital British naval base of Singapore ...
The Americans had landed in Guadalcanal to prevent the construction of a strategic Japanese airbase there. The Japanese responded with ...
East Asia 1975
Communist Victory in Indochina
Only months after the Paris Peace Accords, Nixon became embroiled in the Watergate scandal, which ultimately ended his presidency. With ...
Indonesian invasion of East Timor
In 1974 Portugal's staunchly colonialist dictatorship was overthrown, encouraging the Portuguese colony on Timor to declare independence as East ...
East Asia 1979
The Khmer Rouge's brutal rule in Cambodia led to millions of deaths, while its growing antagonism with its former ...
Policing the Southwest Pacific
The numerous island groups which had gained independence since the 1960s were not equally stable. After the withdrawal of Britain ...
East Asia 2014
Rise of China
Gorbachev's reforms led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and a decade of stagnation in Russia, but China ...