Bombing of Darwin
Allied efforts under ABDA proved unable to halt the Japanese offensive. In mid-February the vital British naval base of Singapore ...
The Americans had landed in Guadalcanal to prevent the construction of a strategic Japanese airbase there. The Japanese responded with ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1953
Mau Mau Uprising
By the early 1950s the failure of native attempts to extract political reforms from the white elites in the British ...
East Asia 1975
Communist Victory in Indochina
Only months after the Paris Peace Accords, Nixon became embroiled in the Watergate scandal, which ultimately ended his presidency. With ...
Indonesian invasion of East Timor
In 1974 Portugal's staunchly colonialist dictatorship was overthrown, encouraging the Portuguese colony on Timor to declare independence as East ...
East Asia 1979
The Khmer Rouge's brutal rule in Cambodia led to millions of deaths, while its growing antagonism with its former ...
Policing the Southwest Pacific
In 1998 Papua New Guinea requested that Australia and New Zealand supervise the peace process in Bougainville, part of a ...
East Asia 2014
Rise of China
Gorbachev's reforms led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and a decade of stagnation in Russia, but China ...