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1917
US enters WWI; Russian Revolution
1918
WWI ends
1919
Peace of Versailles
1926
Mussolini establishes dicatorship in Italy
1931
Japan siezes Manchuria
1933
Hitler becomes German chancellor
1934 - 1935
Mao's Long March
1938
Kristallnacht; Germany annexes Austria; Munich Conference
1939
WWII begins
1940
Battle of Britain
1941
Germany invades Soviet Union; Pearl Harbor
1944
D-day invasion of France
1945
Hiroshima
1948
Organization of American States; formation of state of Israel; Gandhi assassinated
1948 - 1949
Berlin Airlift
1949
communist power in China
1950 - 1953
Korean War
1962
Cuban Missle Crisis
1967
6-day war between Arab states and Israel
1968
"Prague Spring"
1966 - 1976
Chinese cultural revolution
1972
Nixon visits China
1975
Fall of S. Vietnam to communist N. Vietnam
1976
death of Mao
1979
Iranian revolution
1989
fall of communist governments in E. Europe
1991
disintegration of USSR
Mao Zedong
"Little Red Book" (Quotations of Chairman Mao)
Simone de Beauvoir
"The Second Sex"
Adolf Hitler
"Mein Kampf"
Diego Rivera
"Marketplace in Tenochtitlan"
Hannah Hoch
"Cut With the Kitchen Knife"
Salvador Dali
"The Persistance of Memory"
Octavio Paz
"The Labyrinth of Solitude"
Alexandeer Solzhenitsyn
"The Gulag Archipeligo"
Samuel Beckett
"Waiting for Godot"
comintern
worldwide organization of Communinst parties (Third International)
modernism
artistic/literary styles rebelled against tradition - led to impressionism/cubism
tacism
exalts nation above individual; centralized govt. with dictorial leader; i.e. Italy under Mussolini
nationalization
national consciousness based on being part of a community - common institutions, traditions, language, customs, etc.
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization - military alliance 1949
Blitzkrieg
"lightning war" - Germany's advance at beginning of WWII
negritude
distinctive "African personality" - common sense of purpose and destiny for black Africans
Organization of African Unity
represented the interests of all the newly independent countries of Africa
Detente Popular Culture
written/unwritten culture of the masses - centered on public and group activities - entertainment, recreation, and pleasure that poeple purchase as part of mass consumer society
Perestroika
"restructuring" - Gorbachev's reforms in Soviet Union
secularization
becoming more concerned with material, worldly things than spiritual, religious things
self-determination
doctrine that people should have right to determine own govt/political future
totalitarian state
govt. control over all aspects of economic, social, political, cultural, and intellectual life, subordination of individual to the state
Volkish thought
German culture is superior - German people have mission to save W. civilization from inferior races (Hitler)
Warsaw Pact
military alliance 1955
zionism
international movement that called for establishment of Jewish state or refuge for Jews in Palestine
Marshall plan
European Recovery Program - US provided financial aid to European countries the help them rebuild after WWII