East Asia 1894
First Sino-Japanese War
The intervention of China and Japan in Korea helped bring the Donghak peasant rebellion to an abrupt end, but once ...
East Asia 1895
Treaty of Shimonoseki
After defeating the Chinese in Korea in 1894, Japanese forces invaded China itself, occupying the Liaodong Peninsula and destroying the ...
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 ...
North America 1900
Thousand Days' War
The Spanish-American War gave the US an empire in the Caribbean and the Pacific and marked its emergence as a ...
East Asia 1941
Eve of Pearl Harbor
Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June, but Japan declined to join her ally, resolving instead to occupy the rest ...
Southern Asia 1941
Japanese Invasion of Thailand and Malaya
In July 1941 the Japanese moved into southern Indochina, prompting the US and Britain to freeze Japan's assets and ...
On December 5, Soviet reinforcements from Siberia attacked the German troops around Moscow. Further counterattacks over December and January pushed ...
South America 1942
Brazil enters World War II
On 7 December 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II. Brazil almost immediately began ...
Southern Asia 1942
Quit India Movement
The Japanese raid into the Indian Ocean and their conquest of Burma brought the Second World War to the very ...
North America 1944
America in World War II
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States, bringing its U-boat campaign to the ...
North America 1945
Victory in World War II
In 1944, the Western Allies liberated France and, together with the Soviet Union, conquered Germany the following year. That August ...
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 ...