Southern Asia 1902
By the early 1890s, the Emirate of Ha'il had risen to dominate the Arabian interior, conquering the rival Emirate ...
The Anglo-French rivalry had been a constant of European affairs for centuries. In 1904, however, Britain's newfound ally, Japan ...
Southern Asia 1913
By now the British dominated the Persian Gulf and the southern Arabian peninsula. To secure its gains in these regions ...
Southern Asia 1922
The continuing border clashes between the Saudi-allied Ikhwan of Nejd and the British dominated states of Iraq and Kuwait were ...
Southern Asia 1927
Treaty of Jeddah
In December 1925 the Saudis completed their conquest of Hejaz, creating the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd. In order to ...
Southern Asia 1929
The Saudi conquests in Arabia had been achieved with the support of the Ikhwan tribal armies, who wanted to go ...
The coming of the 1960s saw the Cold War heating up, fueled by advances in missile technology. In 1961, another ...
North America 1974
Outside the Americas, the US had been fighting communism in Vietnam since the early 1960s. Meanwhile American society was being ...
Cold War Rivalry in the Middle East
In 1967, Israel conquered large swathes of Arab territory, which Soviet-supported Egypt and Syria attempted to retake in 1973. When ...
Reunification of Germany
Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria threw off Communist rule shortly after East Germany, marking the effective end of the Cold War ...
End of the Warsaw Pact
The collapse of communism in eastern Europe weakened the Warsaw Pact, which had mostly functioned as a tool for maintaining ...
The first challenge to the post-Cold War order came in August 1990, when Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded and annexed ...
The first Soviet republics to break away were the Baltic states, whose 1940 annexation by the Soviet Union had never ...
North America 1994
New World Order
In 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait - the first major crisis of the post-Cold War world. Under US leadership, a global ...