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17th Century

1640's

1640: The Iberian Union nearly dissolves.

1643

  • May 19: Francisco de Melo's Tercios defeat the french army at the Battle of Rocroi during the Thirty Years War.

1648: Thirty Years War ends with Spanish victory over France. The Kingdom of France is annexed to the Spanish crown and Spain becomes the dominant world power.


1660's

1664: The French East India Company is founded.

1668: The French East India Company is absorbed by the Spanish East India Company.

18th Century

1700's

1707: The Kingdom of Great Britain is formed by the union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England.


1710's

1712: The Spanish crown gives independence to France, which becomes a Kingdom under Louis XIV.


1770's

1774: The Continental congress of America takes place with congressmen from New Hampshire, New York, Delaware, Virginia, Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New Foundland, Nova Scotia, Bermuda, Quebec and Louisiana attending at the meeting in Philadelhpia.

1775: The American Revolution starts between the North American revolutionaries and Spain, Great Britain, France and the Iroquois Confederacy.


1780's

1787: The American Revolution ends with an Spanish-British-French-Iroquois victory. George Washington and the military command of the revolutionary forces are publicily executed in the Tower of London.


19th Century

1800's

1805: The American War of Independence starts when the Second Continental congress meets at Boston.

1810's

1815: The American War of Independence ends. The Colonies become independent and James Madison becomes President. The capital is established at New York City.

1818: A new capital city is built. It is called Madison DC, in honor of President James Madison.


1890's

1898: The United States invade Cuba and la Hispaniola. Spain has to sign a treaty giving independence to Cuba to avoid the US to invade the empire. This is the first major defeat of the Spanish empire. The power of the empire starts to decline.

20th Century

1910's

1914: World War I starts when Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is killed.

1918: World War I ends. The Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires cease to exist. Germany is forced to give some territory to Poland and France. Kaiser Wilhelm does not abdicate and is given permission to stay in power.


1920's

1923: The Beer Hall Putsch succeeds and Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of the German Empire.

1924: Hitler orders some of his personal guards to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II. Hitler becomes the ruler of the Empire.

1926: Austria is annexed into the German Empire.

1927: The German empire invades Czechoslovakia and Poland.

1930's

1931:
April 19: The Republic is declared in Spain.

1933: Mariano Barberán and Joaquín Collar successfully perform the first transatlantic flight between Seville, Camagüey (Cuba) and Mexico City.

1936:
July 18: The Spanish civil war begins with a military uprising at Spanish Morocco.

1937:

  • After a german forces' attack on Almería, the republican government declares war on the German Empire. World War II starts.
  • Germany invades the Spanish Netherlands (Belgium)

1938: The Spanish republican forces defeat Francoist forces in the civil war and then focus on attacking german forces. General Franco is hanged publicily in Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona.

1939: The German Empire attacks France. Great Britain joins the war effort on the Spanish side.

1940's

1941:
December 7: The Japanese Empire attacks the Spanish colony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Spain declares war on Japan.

1945:
May: The German Empire is defeated. Soviet forces capture Hitler and take him to Moscow for trial.
June: Spanish scientists develop and test a nuclear bomb in Algeria.
July: Adolf Hitler is judged and executed in the Red Square before thousands of people.
August:

  • A Spanish bomber drops a nuclear bomb over Hiroshima. One week later, another bomb is dropped over Nagasaki.
  • Germany is divided in five military occupation zones.


September: Japan Surrenders. WWII is over.

1947:

  • The Spanish Empire ends when the government of the Republic gives independence to the colonies, except the Galapagos, Macau, Western Sahara and South Italy. The Commonwealth of Spanish Nations is created.
  • Great Britain gives independence to India.

1948:

  • India is partitioned into Pakistan and India.
  • The USSR tests it's first nuclear bomb.

1949:

  • The British, American, French and Spanish occupation sectors of Germany are united into one sovereign nation (West Germany). The Soviet zone does so soon after by creating the German Democratic Republic.

1950's

1957:
March: France, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Dutch Republic, West Germany and Spain sign the Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic Community.
April: The Spanish Space Agency successfully sends a satellite to Earth orbit. The Space Race starts between Spain and the USA. The USSR and Great Britain soon join the race.

1960's

1960: John Fitzgerald Kennedy is elected President of the United States of America.

1961: Spain puts a man in space, Joaquín Collar Serra. The USA and USSR follow.

1963: An assassination attempt against President John F. Kennedy is avoided. Three secret service agents are condemned for magnicide attempt and are executed at the electric chair.

1965: The USSR performs the first spacewalk.

1968: The USA and Spain associate for the Space race.

1969: Joint Spanish-American lunar mission is launched. Spanish astronaut Andrés Garcia La Calle and American astronaut Neil Armstrong become the first humans to walk on the moon.


1970's

1970:none

1979:
December: The Soviet Army enters Afghanistan to give support to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. Other nations with idologically close governments to the USSR deploy support troops to help the soviet war effort.

1980's

1988:
July: Soviet victory is declared in the Afghan war. Premier Gorbachov orders a major troop withdrawal. 42,000 troops remain in Afghanistan to ensure stability.

1989:
August: The Hungarian government eliminates border restrictions with Austria and several East German citizens take the opportunity and go through Hungary and Austria to West Germany.
November: Protests in East Germany lead the government to conduct reforms on several affairs like press freedom and freedom of speech. The government of the German Democratic Republic becomes a more politically open place. Soon after, several other communist european governments follow the german example.

1990's

200px 1991:
January: Somali Civil War begins, Ethiopia invades and annexes the country to avoid anarchy from trespassing the Somali border. Peace and order is soon established.
June: The East German government initiates a series of economical reforms.

1992:
November: The 12 governments of the European Economic Community sign the Maastricht treaty. The European Union is therefore created. The European Union is a politic and economic union of states with the objective of accomplishing European integration.

1993:
June: East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary apply for EU membership.

1994:
October: East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary are admitted to the European Union.
November: Several European governments decide to press for the US government to withdraw its troops from Western Europe.

1995
January: East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary oficially become part of the Union.

1996:
September: US troop withdrawal ends with last US troops leaving West Germany.

21st Century

2000s

2001:
September: Four US airliners are hijacked and crash in different objectives. More than 3,000 people are killed. The attack is discovered to have been devised and ordered by the government of South Yemen.
October: An international coalition, led by the US, invades South Yemen.

2010's

2010: Unknown

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