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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The World Wars

1900-1989

The Road to War: 1900-1914

  • 1898: Germany begins its naval buildup
  • 1905: First Morrocan crisis
  • 1912: The First Balkan War

World War I: 1914-1918

  • 1914: The Battle of the Marne
  • 1916: The Battle of Verdun
  • 1917: The United States enters the war
  • 1917: The Russian Revolution

The Interwar Years: 1918-1936

  • 1919: The Treaty of Versailles
  • 1929: The Great Depression begins
  • 1933: The Nazis take power in Germany

World War II: 1931-1945

  • 1931: Japan invades Manchuria
  • 1939: Germany invades Poland
  • 1941: Pearl Harbor is attacked
  • 1943: The Battle of Stalingrad

The Cold War: 1945-1989

  • 1945-1961: The Yalta System Breaks Down
  • 1956-1975: Towards peaceful Coexistence
  • 1975-1989: The End of the Soviet System

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