Historical events since 1945

Historical events from 1940 to present

Kennedy, also an anti-war senator, joined the presidential campaign. Jan 5, The Soviet Union collapses and seperates into different countries. William H. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton before him, Barack Obama came to the presidency as a messenger of change, a leader who would restore America to its path as a leader among nations. After the formation of the nation Czechs controlled the government. Most of the east went to Stalin, who agreed to allow free elections in Eastern Europe, which he never did. A third plane flew into the Pentagon. More moderate reformers rallied behind the anti-war presidential candidacy of Senator Eugene McCarthy from Minnesota, who contested Lyndon Johnson in the New Hampshire primary. Apartheid ended in Carefully putting together a military and political force of sixty-five nations under a United Nations mandate, Bush led a military drive, presided over by General Colin Powell, that removed Saddam Hussein and his Iraqi forces from the oil-rich nation of Kuwait in

The United States began a crash program to develop the first hydrogen bomb inand detonated its first thermonuclear weapon in He ordered his generals to draw up plans for an invasion, code named Operation Sea Lionand ordered the Luftwaffe to launch a massive air war against the British isles, which would come to be known as the Battle of Britain.

Both attacked forgien oil tankers and oil fields in the Persain Gulf, which later stopped when the U.

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Norway held on for a few crucial weeks, but Denmark surrendered after only four days. In any case, Allied soldiers reported that the smell of the camps carried for miles.

Historical events from 1948 to present

For days, not a single black person in Montgomery rode a public bus, until finally the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public transportation was unconstitutional. There was two ethnic groups before the formation of the nation, it was Czechs and Slovaks. Although he had dedicated his presidency to "bringing us together," Nixon practiced a politics of polarization. Nixon would have been the second, but he resigned. How would Germany and Japan be governed after the war? Kennedy was gunned down after winning the California primary, seemingly on his way to the Democratic presidential nomination. Democratic nominee Hubert Humphrey sought to find a middle ground in vain, though he did almost win. As one of the most inveterate anti-Communists to ever walk the halls of Congress, Nixon was ideally situated to reverse nearly a quarter century of hostility and open relations with Peking. Hitler and several other high-ranking members of the Nazi leadership committed suicide moments before the Soviet Union reached their bunkers and Germany surrendered in the beginning of May. But unlike the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the American people were not asked to engage in common sacrifice.

Pacific Fleet from interfering with its planned expansion in the area. He insisted that the German army would force its way in.

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Two years later North Vietnam had conquered South Vietnam. The war in the Pacific[ edit ] Background[ edit ] The first event that is usually linked to the later Pacific conflict was the Mukden Incident of 18 Septemberduring which the Japanese military staged the bombing of the South Manchuria Railway and pinned the blame on Chinese dissidents.

Thus, Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican and a war hero, was elected president inbut he never sought to undo the New Deal.

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