20th Century

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  • Start of Mexican Revolution

    Start of Mexican Revolution
    The Mexican Revolution was an armed conflict that began in 1910, as a result of popular discontent towards the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, and that would result in a civil war that would radically transform the country's political and social structures. It is considered the most important historical event in the history of Mexico in the twentieth century.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    The trigger of World War I, one of the bloodiest and most tragic war conflicts in history, was the murder of Archduke Francisco Fernando of Austria, heir to the throne of the Hungarian Austro Empire, on June 28, 1914 in the town of Sarajevo , in Serbia.4
  • Treaty of Versailles to settle affairs after World War I

    Treaty of Versailles to settle affairs after World War I
    The Treaty of Versailles was an agreement that was carried out in Paris, which sought to obtain peace between the allies of the First World War and Germany, ending the First World War.
  • Nazi invasion of Soviet Union

    Nazi invasion of Soviet Union
    With the code name "Operation Barbarossa", Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, in what was the largest German military operation of World War II.
    The destruction of the Soviet Union through the use of military force, the permanent elimination of what was perceived as a communist threat to Germany, and the confiscation of important lands within Soviet borders to establish long-term German settlements had been a policy Central of the Nazi movement since the 1920s.
  • U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Little Boy was the name with which the Americans baptized the bomb thrown at Hiroshima. The uranium-235 pump weighing 4,400 kilograms, 3 meters long, 75 centimeters in diameter and an explosive power of 16 kilotons - 1600 tons of dynamite - exploded at 8:15 on August 6, 1945 at a 600 meters altitude above the Japanese city, ending the life of approximately 140,000 people.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    In 1945 the 4 allied nations that were victorious (USA, Soviet Union, Great Britain and France) had divided Germany into 4 occupation zones and its capital Berlin into 4 sectors. This geopolitical division would materialize years later with the construction of the Berlin Wall, an almost insurmountable physical barrier that remained little more than 28 years.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    It was the war that had as protagonists the Soviet Union, Cuba and the United States, this occurred in October 1962. The missile crisis was one of the worst recorded in history where the United States experienced a type 2 defense condition and Cuba for its part was very close to getting involved in a nuclear war.
  • Death of Mao Zedong

    Death of Mao Zedong
    Chinese revolutionary and statesman Mao Zedong dies in Beijing at the age of 82. The communist leader and founder of the People's Republic of China is considered one of the influential figures of the twentieth century.
  • Khomeini's Iranian Revolution

    Khomeini's Iranian Revolution
    The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a turning point in the history of the twentieth century. The rebellion was the first movement that was inspired by the religious doctrine of Islam, specifically the Shiite version, to create a new political and social system.
  • End of the Soviet Union

    End of the Soviet Union
    On December 1, 1991, 90.3% of Ukrainians voted for independence. On the 8th of that month, in an improvised solution on the march, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Kravchuk and Stanislav Shushkevich, met near Brest-Litovsk and agreed to the so-called Belovezhskaya Pusha Declaration: the three Slavic republics left the USSR and formed a so-called Confederation of Independent States.
  • U.S., Canada, and Mexico ratify NAFTA

    U.S., Canada, and Mexico ratify NAFTA
    El Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) es un acuerdo comercial que pretende beneficiar a los tres países que lo suscriben: México, Estados Unidos y Canadá.
  • Mexican peso crisis

    Mexican peso crisis
    Description The economic crisis of Mexico in 1994 was a crisis initiated in Mexico caused by the lack of international reserves, causing the devaluation of the Mexican peso during the first days of the presidency of Ernesto Zedillo