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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

Terrorism and assassination

Terrorism and assassination: 133 BCE - 2011  

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...1948 1948 The Muslim Brotherhood carries out acts of terrorism against the Egyptian authorities and British troops Muslim Brotherhood A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s 20th century Politics Religion Islam Africa North Africa Egypt 1951 1951 King Abdullah of Jordan is assassinated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Abdullah ibn Hussein (b. 1880) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century Politics Jerusalem Asia West Asia Palestine and Israel 1952 1952 An outbreak of terrorism in Kenya is orchestrated by a secret Kikuyu...

Persecution and repression

Persecution and repression: 213 BCE - 2011  

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...20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Africa East Africa 1994 1994 The assassination of Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana sparks the outbreak of genocide Rwandan Genocide The Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World 2 1990s 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Africa East Africa 1994 1994 As many as 800,000 people die, most of them slashed to death with machetes, in three months of genocide in Rwanda Rwandan Genocide The Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World 2 1990s 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination...

Politics

Politics: c. 3100 BCE - 2011  

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...1922 The Irish Free State takes stringent measures against rebel terrorism, making possession even of a pistol a capital offence Irish Free State The Oxford Companion to Irish History 2 1920s 20th century Terrorism and assassination War British Isles Europe Ireland Britain 1922 1922 After Michael Collins is killed in an ambush, William Cosgrave and Kevin O'Higgins emerge as leaders of the Irish Free State Collins, Michael (1890–1922) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1920s 20th century Terrorism and assassination War British Isles Europe Ireland Britain 1922...

US presidents

US presidents: 1775 - 2011  

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...Terrorism and assassination Rulers and politicians North America United States 2001 2001 Anthrax attacks, in the form of letters carrying the bacteria posted to journalists and politicians, begin in the USA anthrax A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 21st century Politics Terrorism and assassination Rulers and politicians North America United States 2001 2001 Describing September 11 as an act of war, President Bush retaliates with a 'War on Terrorism' Bush, George W. (1946– ) A Dictionary of World History 2 21st century Politics Terrorism and...

Communism

Communism: 1800 - 1991  

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...Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Germany Britain 1887 1887 Lenin's elder brother Alexander, while still a student, is executed for his part in a plot to assassinate the tsar, Alexander III Alexander III (1845–94) A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Europe Russia 1889 1889 The Second International is established by the Socialist parties of ten nations, meeting at a congress in Paris International 1 The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 2 19th century Politics Europe France 1895 1895 Lenin is arrested...

Protest and rebellion

Protest and rebellion: c. 650 BCE - 2011  

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...1916) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 1950s 20th century Politics European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa North Africa Europe Empires 1952 1952 An outbreak of terrorism in Kenya is orchestrated by a secret Kikuyu organization, the Mau Mau Mau Mau (1952–9) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination British empire European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa East Africa Europe Empires 1953 1953 Jomo Kenyatta, charged with having organized the Mau Mau...

Rulers and politicians

Rulers and politicians: 1066 - 2011  

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...Politics Terrorism and assassination US presidents North America United States 2001 2001 Anthrax attacks, in the form of letters carrying the bacteria posted to journalists and politicians, begin in the USA anthrax A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 21st century Politics Terrorism and assassination US presidents North America United States 2001 2001 Describing September 11 as an act of war, President Bush retaliates with a 'War on Terrorism' Bush, George W. (1946– ) A Dictionary of World History 2 21st century Politics Terrorism and...

Dynasties and royalty

Dynasties and royalty: c. 3100 BCE - 2011  

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...to the Messenger of God') Omar ( c. 581–644) World Encyclopedia 1 7th century Caliphs Politics Religion Islam Asia West Asia 644 644 After the assassination of Omar, Othman is elected as the third Muslim caliph Othman (574–656) World Encyclopedia 1 7th century Caliphs Politics Terrorism and assassination Religion Islam Muslim empires Asia West Asia Empires 656 656 Othman is assassinated, and Ali wins power as the fourth Muslim caliph - defeating Muhammad's widow Aisha at the 'battle of the camel' near Basra Camel, Battle of the The Oxford Dictionary of Islam 1...

British prime ministers - from 1830

British prime ministers - from 1830: 1830 - 2010  

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...and domestic Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Northern Ireland British Isles Europe Ireland Society Rulers and politicians Britain 1969 1969 The Provisional IRA reintroduces terrorism to northern Ireland after Protestants attack a civil rights march Irish Republican Army A Dictionary of World History 2 1960s 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Northern Ireland British Isles Europe Ireland Rulers and politicians Britain 1970 1970 Edward Heath is prime minister after...

War

War: c. 8000 BCE - 2011  

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...Irish Free State takes stringent measures against rebel terrorism, making possession even of a pistol a capital offence Irish Free State The Oxford Companion to Irish History 2 1920s 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination British Isles Europe Ireland Britain 1922 1922 After Michael Collins is killed in an ambush, William Cosgrave and Kevin O'Higgins emerge as leaders of the Irish Free State Collins, Michael (1890–1922) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1920s 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination British Isles Europe Ireland Britain...

Conquest and colonization

Conquest and colonization: c. 1520 BCE - 2005  

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...of Iraq Hussein, Saddam (28 Apr. 1937) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 1990s 20th century Politics War Mesopotamia Asia West Asia Iraq 1999 1999 The Russian army returns to Chechnya after Islamic militants commit acts of terrorism Chechnya A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1990s 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination Religion Islam Europe Russia 1999 1999 The US relinquishes sovereignty over the canal zone to Panama on the last day of the century, as agreed in the 1977 treaty Panama Canal A Dictionary of World History 2 1990s...

Democracy and dissent

Democracy and dissent: 508 BCE - 2011  

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...Africa North Africa 2011 2011 The commander of the rebel forces in Libya, Abdel Fattah Younes, is assassinated in mysterious circumstances while in rebel hands Libya A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 21st century Persecution and repression Protest and rebellion Terrorism and assassination Africa North Africa 2011 2011 In response to the continuing uprising the Syrian government launches an attack with tanks against several of the country's cities, in particular Hama Hama The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 21st century Politics...

British monarchs - from 1066

British monarchs - from 1066: 1066 - 2002  

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...politicians Britain 1306 1306 After the murder of his rival, in a church in Dumfries, Robert de Bruce is crowned king of Scots at Scone Robert I (‘the Bruce’) (b. 11 July 1274) The Kings and Queens of Britain 2 rev Britain 1066-1500 14th century Politics Dynasties and royalty Terrorism and assassination Scotland British Isles Europe Rulers and politicians Britain 1307 1307 The English king Edward I dies campaigning near Carlisle, on an expedition north against his Scottish rival Robert the Bruce Edward I (b. 18 June 1239) The Kings and Queens of Britain 2 rev...

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