In an attempt to match Hitler's victories, Mussolini ordered invasions of Egypt and Greece. But the Italian army was ...
Western Desert Campaign
In North Africa, Rommel launched his greatest offensive against the British, expelling them from Libya and invading Egypt. By the ...
The Allied successes in North Africa had persuaded Germany to land forces in Tunisia. In February, they were joined by ...
Aftermath of Stalingrad
By February it was all over for the Sixth Army at Stalingrad as the Soviet offensive gathered momentum along much ...
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 ...
To defuse tensions in the Middle East, the US encouraged a permanent peace settlement between Egypt and Israel. However, while ...
In 2008 a major financial crisis had broken out in the US and rapidly spread to Europe. Its impact was ...
The Eurozone crisis had only partially subsided by 2014, when a pro-European revolution toppled the pro-Russian government of Ukraine. Russia ...
Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, pro-Russian unrest broke out across southern and eastern Ukraine, demanding referendums. The movement was ...
Rise of Daesh
In late 2013, Daesh (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also called ISIS or ISIL) had emerged as the ...
Syrian Civil War
Although the US and its allies moved to support Iraq against Daesh (ISIL/IS), the situation in Syria was more ...