Southern Asia 1916
Britain's attempts to incite rebellion in its opponents' empires had been largely unsuccessful. Finally in 1916 they persuaded 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 ...
1929 Sino-Soviet Conflict
By 1929, Chiang Kaishek's Nationalists were rapidly reunifying China. With Chiang's backing, the Manchurian warlord seized the part-Soviet ...
Southern Asia 1936
Right-wing expansionism in the 1930s - exemplified by the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, and Hitler's ...
Soviet-Japanese Border Wars
The late 1930s saw international stability further deteriorate, with a Japanese invasion of China followed by the German seizure of ...
NATO and the Two Germanys
On April 4, the United States and its European allies formed the NATO alliance to counter the Soviet Union. On ...
North America 1959
In 1952, Colonel Fulgencio Batista seized power in Cuba, ending elections and aligning with wealthy landowners and foreign investors. Batista ...
the Arctic 1977
In 1949, the Soviet Union tested its first nuclear device, leading to an arms and technology race with the US ...
The first Soviet republics to break away were the Baltic states, whose 1940 annexation by the Soviet Union had never ...
Collapse of the Soviet Union
The failure of the August coup broke the Communist Party and ended Soviet dominance. Real power now lay in the ...
Dissolution of the Soviet Union
The signing of the Belavezha Accords and secession of Russia ended all hopes of preserving Soviet power. On 25 December ...