World History Chronology

Evolution of Hominids

Foraging Societies

Settled Agriculture

Primary Urbanization

Classical Empires

Unification of Eurasia

Unification of the Hemispheres

Formation of World Culture

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Decolonization in Asia

  • 1931- Gandhi leads Salt March
  • 1935: Government of India Act
  • 1942: Quit India movements begins
  • 1947: India and Pakistan are independent of Great Britain

Decolonization in Africa

  • 1948: First apartheid legislation in South Africa
  • 1957: Ghana is first independent African nation
  • 1960: Congo is granted independence from Belgium
  • 1962: Algeria gains independence from France
  • 1963: Organization for African Unity is formed

Decolonization in the Middle East

  • 1917: Balfour Declaration
  • 1922: Britain receives League of Nations mandate for Palestine
  • 1936-1939: Arab uprisings in Palestine
  • 1948: Partition of Palestine and First Arab-Israeli War
  • 1952: King Farouk is overthrown in Egypt
  • 1956: Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal
  • 1958: United Arab Republic is formed
  • 1964: The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
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