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American civil war

American civil war: 1860 - 1866  

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Lincoln becomes the Republican presidential candidate, benefiting from a Democratic party split on the issue of slavery
American Revolution

American Revolution: 1754 - 1789  

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Benjamin Franklin's chopped-up snake, urging union of the colonies with the caption 'Join or Die', is the first American political cartoon
American Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War: 1775 - 1783  

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General Gage sends a detachment of British troops to seize weapons held by American Patriots at Concord
Cold war

Cold war: 1944 - 1990  

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November - Tito and his partisans, with Soviet assistance, liberate Belgrade
Crimean War

Crimean War: 1768 - 1856  

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A border incident at Balta, in the southern Ukraine, sparks a war between Russia and Turkey that will last six years
Crusades

Crusades: 1095 - 1303  

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Pope Urban II preaches the first crusade, urging the Christians of Europe to march east to recover Jerusalem from the Muslims
English Civil War

English Civil War: 1625 - 1661  

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The English parliament attempts to clip the wings of the new king, Charles I, by placing an annual limit on his power to raise taxes
First World War

First World War: c. 1895 - 1921  

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General Alfred von Schlieffen devises plans for a potential two-pronged attack against France and Russia in a swift war
French and Indian War

French and Indian War: 1749 - 1763  

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A French official travels down the Ohio valley, placing markers to claim it for France
French Revolution

French Revolution: 1785 - 1799  

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The French queen Marie Antoinette is wrongly implicated in a scandal involving a diamond necklace
French Revolutionary Wars

French Revolutionary Wars: 1791 - 1802  

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Louis XVI and his family attempt to flee from Paris to the border but are captured at Varennes
Greco-Persian Wars

Greco-Persian Wars: c. 545 BCE - 448 BCE  

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Cyrus annexes the Greek territory of Ionia as part of his empire, giving Persia a presence on the Aegean
Hundred Years' War

Hundred Years' War: 1328 - 1475  

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When Charles IV dies, for the first time in more than 400 years of the Capetian dynasty there is no son or brother to inherit the French crown
Napoleonic Wars

Napoleonic Wars: 1799 - 1815  

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Napoleon contrives a military coup that ends the Directory and gives him sweeping powers as First Consul
Peloponnesian Wars

Peloponnesian Wars: 460 BCE - 404 BCE  

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Simmering hostilities between the allies of Sparta and Athens develop into endemic conflict among the Greek city states of the Peloponnese
Punic Wars

Punic Wars: 264 BCE - 146 BCE  

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A clash in Sicily, between Rome and Carthage, leads to the First Punic War
Second World War

Second World War: 1933 - 1955  

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President Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler chancellor of the German republic
Wars and Revolutions

Wars and Revolutions: c. 545 BCE - 1866  

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Cyrus annexes the Greek territory of Ionia as part of his empire, giving Persia a presence on the Aegean
Wars since 1900

Wars since 1900: c. 1895 - 1990  

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General Alfred von Schlieffen devises plans for a potential two-pronged attack against France and Russia in a swift war

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