20th Century Wars

World War II

WORLD WAR II—1939-1945 The Second World War, better known as World War II, raged for 6 years and a day; starting 1 September 1939 and coming to an end on 2 September 1945.  The Allies, also known as the United Nations, (led by the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, China, and the United States) defeated the […]

World War I

WORLD WAR I—1914-1918 One hundred years ago marked the end of World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars.  WWI raged from August 1914 to the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918.  The Allied Powers, also […]

Vietnam War

Vietnam War

THE VIETNAM WAR—1954-1975 THE FRENCH BEGINNING From 1883-1945, Vietnam was part of colonial French Indochina. In 1949, France creates the State of Vietnam in the south as communists take control of the north. French defeated at Dien Bien Phu in 1959; ending French colonialism in Indochina. COMMUNISM In 1954, the Vietnam conflict begins when the […]

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