Southern Asia 1905
Partition of Bengal
British India was dominated by Bengal, whose 80 million people made up over a quarter of the population of the ...
Southern Asia 1907
While the British were in Tibet, their ally Japan was fighting Russia in northeast Asia. To prevent this war spreading ...
Southern Asia 1914
While they were in discussions with the Ottomans over Arabia, the British were also seeking an understanding with China over ...
Southern Asia 1915
Even as the Allies were landing at Gallipoli, a German expedition was preparing to depart Constantinople for Kabul with the ...
Southern Asia 1934
Soviet Invasion of Xinjiang
The 1933 invasion of Xinjiang by the Nationalist Chinese-allied Ma family alarmed the Soviet Union, which responded by mounting its ...
Southern Asia 1935
In the 1920s, Mussolini's Fascists had risen to power in Italy, adopting an increasingly aggressive foreign policy. In 1934 ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1958
Independence of Guinea
Facing increasing problems with its overseas territories, France replaced the French Union with a more autonomous French Community in 1958 ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1961
Discord over the Congo
The deposing and later assassination of Congolese PM Lumumba divided the United Nations. The Eastern Bloc countries and many of ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1962
Independence in East Africa
Tanganyika became independent of the UK in December 1961; it would merge with Zanzibar one and half years later to ...