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From the Wright brothers' first flight and the 1st Russian Revolution to the horrors of battle, to the improvement of motor and air commute and the beginning of the electronic revolution, the alterations noticeable within the 20th century have been worldwide in scope and enormous by way of impact.

Modern historical past in photographs: a visible advisor to the occasions that formed Our international explores those earth-shattering occasions as by no means earlier than, providing specific perception into the century that has so keenly formed our personal glossy world.

Covering major happenings from around the world, decade via decade, in a different storyboard kind, modern pictures reveal the unfolding tale, taking pictures the dramatic turning issues that experience led us to the place we're this present day.

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Many missionaries and converts fled for safety to the Legation Quarter where the Western embassies were housed. BATTLE OF TIANJIN The Eight-Nation Alliance army, a large force representing the nations trapped in the Legation, was sent to lift the siege and protect Western interests. As thousands of armed Alliance troops headed toward the Legation, they captured the Boxer-held city of Tianjin, rescuing about 2,000 foreigners trapped in the city. 08/14/1900 RELIEF OF BEIJING The international force stormed Beijing, reducing the Qianmen Gate of the Inner City to ruins.

1930–1950 The Great Depression brought hardship to millions of farmers. In the USA and Canada, the problems were exacerbated by drought and dust storms, which tore off fertile topsoil and rendered vast swathes of farmland useless. Intensive monoculture, MOBILIZED FOR FOOD Limits on overseas food supplies during World War II encouraged intensive farming. Women’s Land Armies filled the labor shortage as men fought abroad. 1920s FORDSON TRACTOR The birth of the gasoline-driven engine spurred industry to mass-produce general purpose tractors that allowed ordinary farmers to mechanize their work.

Catholics formed their own paramilitary force, the Irish Volunteers. 1914–1922 Ireland was on the verge of being granted partial self-government, or Home Rule, by Britain when the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 caused the measure to be postponed. At Easter 1916, a minority of Irish Republicans staged an armed uprising in Dublin. The rising was suppressed, but propelled southern Ireland on the road to full independence from Britain. 08/01/1915 CALLS FOR REVOLT A minority of Irish Catholics instead saw the war as a chance to revolt against British rule.

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