Timelines of 6-2-5 Upheaval
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- See Main Article: 1950s
- 1950- Kim Il-Sung of North Korea gathers support from Stalin of the USSR and Mao of the PRC, and is given permission to declare war on South Korea. Stalin makes sure the USSR will not fight America directly, and that any needed re-inforcements will come from China. On 6-2-5 (6-25 or June 25th) troops from NK cross over the 38th Parallel, starting the Korean War.
- 1951- As fighting in Korea is at a stalemate close by the 38th Parallel, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur urges President Harry Truman to use nuclear weapons against the PRC. Truman declines and even relieves MacArthur of command. MacArthur promotes the idea to the Republican leader of Congress, who then convinces Truman to authorize the strike. On April 24, 1951, the United States dropped the Mark 4 Atomic Bomb "Big Boy" from the B-29 Superfortress Praetorian on top of the Dalian Base of the PRC. 150,000 Chinese soldiers and other military personnel were killed, with an additional 50,000 civilians. The PRC agrees to an armistice with the US. By June 25, 1951, exactly one year after the war began, all of North Korea was under Allied control. The Treaty of Seoul was ratified and approved on November 26, 1951. Late in the year, MacArthur considers a bid for the presidency. Greece and Turkey join NATO.
- 1952- In the US, the Presidential Election of 1952 occupies the national attention. The Republican Party chooses to nominate World War II and Korean War hero Douglas MacArthur over conservative mid-western Senator Robert Taft. MacArthur chooses a young senator, Richard Nixon, to be his running mate. Democrats renominate Harry S Truman, who chooses John F. Kennedy as his running mate. MacArthur won in a relative landslide. The United States also successfully tested the Hydrogen Bomb. In the UK, George VI dies, and his daughter, Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom.
- 1953- MacArthur is sworn in as President of the United States. In March, he gives a stunning address to the US Congress, for which he is almost as well known as his "Old Soldiers" speech. In this speech, he issues the "MacArthur Doctrine." MacArthur raises US involvement in the Indochina War, which is raging between pro-France and Communist factions, like the Viet Minh. In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin dies, leading to a power struggle between Lavrentiy Beria, Georgy Malenkov and Nikita Khrushchev. Meanwhile perceiving the weakness of the disunited Soviet Union, Yugoslavia decided to invade Albania, in the Yugoslav-Albanian War. Fidel Castro launches the Cuban Revolution against Fulgencio Batista of Cuba. Additionally, the US CIA and the UK's MI6 led the 1953 Iranian coup d'état.
- 1954- Under MacArthur, pro-NATO nations in the Asia-Pacific regions (notably including France, the UK, Republic of Korea, Republic of China, and Japan) sign the Asia-Pacific Treaty, creating APTO. The power struggle between Beria and Khrushchev continues to rage, but Malenkov has sided with Beria, tipping the scales in his favor. This causes disruption in Soviet aid to the Viet Minh, People's Republic of Albania, and other underway Communist rebellions. The CIA also aids in overthrowing anti-US governments in Guatemala. Continuation in Indochina, Battle of Dien Bien Phu (Allies win). World Cup.
- 1955- Beria in charge. Tito's Yugoslavia has defeated Albania in the Yugoslav-Albanian War with the end of the Siege of Tirana and surrender of Enver Hoxha's government. Continuation of Indochina, Laos and Cambodia established. Creation of Bucharest Pact.
- 1956- Finalization of Indochina, Suez War, Traditional Vietnam (non-commie), Hungarian Uprising begins, MacArthur re-elected as a result of US Presidential Election of 1956.
- 1957- Beria lets Hungary fall, Czechoslovak Rebellion, Malenkov takes over after Beria ousted, Sputnik launched. Reunion of Germany
- 1958- US launches its first satellite. World Cup.
- 1959- Second Chinese Civil War begins with Tibet uprising.
- See Main Article: 1960s
- 1960- Republic of China invades the People's Republic of China in 2nd Civil War. US Presidential Election of 1960 welcomes Kennedy into office.
- 1961- Manchuria declares independence in 2nd Civil War.
- 1962- India, USSR, Mongolia join vs China in 2nd Civil War.
- 1964- 2nd Civil War finished with defeat of PRC. Due to popularity of Kennedy as a result of perceived strength in the 2nd Chinese Civil War, he is re-elected in the US Presidential Election of 1964.
- 1965- The Treaty of Shanghai is formally recognized. In this treaty, the People's Republic of China is officially dissolved in favor of the Republic of China. Tibet is granted its independence. Manchuria re-enters the newly formed China. Taiwan becomes an official province of the new Republic of China and Hong Kong is re-admitted into the new democratic China. Mongolia makes small gains in the north. USSR gains chunks of Manchuria and India gains southern Tibet.
- 1966- Resulting from the 2nd Civil War, the RoC and RoK creates a Triple Asian Entente (TAE). This alliance was made to halt any possible USSR and Communist aggressions remaining in the world. Later on in 1972, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Vietnam join the alliance, creating the Coalition of Asian and Pacific States (CAPS).
- 1968- Election
- See Main Article: 1970s
- 1973- Latvia and Lithuania get freedom, form Baltic Republic
- 2003- Union of Karelia and Finland