AP World History Test- Dates, People, and Major Events Flashcards

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V-E Day
May 8, 1945
Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941
Roosevelt signs the U.S. Declaration of War
December 8, 1941
U.S. takes Iwo Jima
February 19, 1945
Potsdam Conference
July, 1945
V-J Day
September 2, 1945
Rise of 2 superpowers
late 20th century
Division of Germany
1945-1990
Atlantic Charter
1941
Partition of India
1947
Ghana independence
March 6, 1957
Kenya independence
December 12, 1963
All African nations independent
1970s
Zionist movement (led by Theodor Henzil)
1890s
Balfour Declaration
1917
League of Nations (GB has Palestine)
1917
World War II/ Holocaust (Jews move to Palestine)
1939-1945
UN partitions Palestine (Jews= accepting while Arabs= not so accepting...)
1947
Palestine becomes Israel
1948
Mexico controlled by the PRI (Party of Institutionalized Revolution)
1940s-2000
Mexico joins NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
1990s
Vincente Fox elected President in Mexico (ended PRI dominance)
2000
Middle-class/ labour coalition elects Juan Jose Arevalo president in Guatemala
1944
President Arbenz in Guatemala
1951
US government becomes concerned about "communist" penetration of Arbenz gov't
1953
US (CIA) organizes military force to invade Guatemala/ Arbenz gov't falls; pro-US government takes control and renegotiates land reform favorable to United Fruit Company
1954
Vuba ruled by Fulgencio Batista
1934-1944
democratic constitution (Batista)
1940
Batista flees Cuba
December 1958
Castro's revolutionaries seize Havana, Cuba
January 1, 1959
US declares trade embargo of Cuba/ Castro declares himself a Marxist (Communist)
1960
Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana)
1957
Gamal Nasser (Egypt)
1954
Suez Canal
1956
Six-Day War
1967
Nasser imposes blockade against Israeli commerce through the Gulf of Aqaba
1967
Nasser (loses Arab support) succeeded by Anwar al-Sadat
1970
Truman Doctrine
1947
British, French, and Americans begin making plans for unification of the three western sections of Germany and the creation of West German gov't
1948
Berlin Blockade and Airlift (USSR imposes blockage thus preventing all traffic from entering the western zones through Soviet-controlled Berlin)
1948-49
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
1941-1979
increased opposition from Islamic clerics- especially Ayatolian Khomeini
1970s
widespread demonstrations in Iran
1978-79
Shah's gov't collapsed
January 16, 1979
Hostage Crisis (Iranian militants stormed US Embassy in Tehran and took approx. seventy Americans hostage)
1980
Battle of Dien Bien Phu (decisive victory for the Vietminh Communists over the French)
1954
Geneva Conference (peace settlement between France and Vietminh)
1954
US begins providing aid to South Vietnamese government under leadership of Ngo Dinh Diem
Late 1950s
South Vietnam on the verge of collapse as Viet Cong (Vietnamese Communists) influence spreads
1963
With approval of Kennedy admin, Diem's gov't overthrown/ Diem assassinated
Fall 1963
President Johnson sends troops to South Vietnam
1965
Stalemate (no one's winning; no progress)
1968
Vietnam War
1955-1975
President Nixon wins election on promise to bring an "honorable end" to the Vietnam War
1969
Peace Treaty signed in Paris calling for the removal of all US forces from South Vietnam
1973
Soviet Union invades Afghanistan (perceived threat of Islamic fervor- Iranian Revolution)
1979
Mikhail Gorbachev
1985
The Cold War (the continuing state of political conflict, military tension, proxy wars, and economic competition existing after World War II between the Communist World - primarily the Soviet Union and the United States.)
1939-1945
political reforms in USSR
1987
East Germany (belongs to Soviet Union) aware of Soviet Reforms; not benefiting from them
1988
Communist gov't fallen into disarray
November 1989
East Germany holds its first free elections; vote for unification w/ W. Germany
1990
Gorbachev cedes (gives) control of Russia to Boris Yeltsin
1991
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