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In this wiki, we will cover 10 different events throughout the 20th century that have had global significance in modern human history, divided by decade from approximately 1900 through 2000.
This project is an undertaking of section AD2 of Professor Antoinette Burton's HIST 100 class at the University of Illinois.
- 1900s - The Spanish-American War and New Empires
- Dennis Potamianos & Christine Choi
- 1910s - World War I and Small Wars
- Jason Steinberg & Samantha Hardie
- 1920s - Modernization and Flappers
- Anne Sweeney
- 1930s - The Great Depression
- Gikas Theodossiou & Marquis Jackson
- 1940s - World War II
- Matt Fisher & Robert Olsen
- 1950s - The Cold War in East Asia
- Angela Ding & Wang Tien-Ching
- 1960s - Global Civil Rights Movement
- Johnathan Snaidauf
- 1970s - Oil Crisis
- Nathan Liang & Alyssa Ulrich
- 1980s - Iran Hostage Crisis and Olympic Boycotts
- David Pingsterhaus & Samuel Groth
- 1990s - The Fall of the USSR
- Caitlin Ori