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Europe 158 years ago today: Franco-Sardinian Alliance (24 Jan 1859) http://omniatlas.com/maps/europe/18590124/ #europe #maps #history #1859 #welovemaps
By the late 1850s, the cause of Italian unification was drawing widespread support from intellectuals and radicals across Europe. After narrowly surviving an assassination attempt by one such group, Napoleon III of France decided he would secretly back the Kingdom of Sardinia in an attempt to unite northern Italy (in return for territorial concessions, of course).
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East Asia 75 years ago today: Japanese Onslaught (23 Jan 1942) http://omniatlas.com/maps/eastasia/19420123/ #eastasia #maps #history #1942 #welovemaps
The Japanese quickly overran Allied possessions in China, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific as they moved to seize resources and secure a strategic island perimeter. The Americans, British, Dutch and Australians responded by forming a joint command (ABDA) in an attempt to coordinate a defense.
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Russia 93 years ago today: Death of Lenin (21 Jan 1924) http://omniatlas.com/maps/russia/19240121/ #russia #maps #history #1924 #welovemaps
Following a number of strokes and possibly still weakened from a 1918 assassination attempt, Lenin died a year after the founding of the Soviet Union. He was succeeded by a troika made up of Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev and Joseph Stalin, a man he distrusted and had privately denounced.
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Russia 92 years ago today: Soviet-Japanese Peace Treaty (20 Jan 1925) http://omniatlas.com/maps/russia/19250120/ #russia #maps #history #1925 #welovemaps
On January 20, 1925, the Japanese finally signed a Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union and agreed to withdraw from North Sakhalin in exchange for mining concessions. Over the next months, the Soviets would suppress the remaining resistance in Siberia. After claiming about 15 million lives, the Russian Civil War was effectively at an end.
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East Asia 102 years ago today: Japan's Twenty-One Demands (18 Jan 1915) http://omniatlas.com/maps/eastasia/19150118/ #eastasia #maps #history #1915 #welovemaps
When World War I broke out in Europe in 1914, Japan swiftly seized German possessions in Asia and the Pacific, including the Kiautschou Bay concession in eastern China. The next year they presented a set of 21 demands to the Chinese government to accept expanded Japanese influence in China. In the end President Yuan Shikai agreed to 13 of the demands, but Japan's actions had created resentment in China and suspicion in Britain and the United Stat...
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Southern Asia 115 years ago today: Saudi Restoration (15 Jan 1902) http://omniatlas.com/maps/southasia/19020115/ #southasia #maps #history #1902 #welovemaps
By the early 1890s, the Emirate of Ha'il had risen to dominate the Arabian interior, conquering the rival Emirate of Nejd and forcing its Saudi rulers to flee to Kuwait. However, local discontent with Ha'il gradually grew and in 1901 the House of Saud returned, recapturing Riyadh the following year.
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East Asia 68 years ago today: Communist Victory in Northern China (23 Jan 1949) http://omniatlas.com/maps/eastasia/19490123/ #eastasia #maps #history #1949
In China, the uneasy truce between Nationalists and Communists had collapsed in mid-1946. Things started well for the superior Nationalist forces, but their focus on taking cities, and ignoring control of the countryside, left them overextended. By late 1948, the Communists were ready for their own major offensives, isolating and destroying the Nationalist armies in Manchuria, central China and north China.
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North America 151 years ago: French withdrawal from Mexico (22 Jan 1866) http://omniatlas.com/maps/northamerica/18660122/ #northamerica #maps #history #1866
The defeat of the Confederacy allowed the United States to pressure the French to end their intervention in Mexico. Napoleon III, already wary of the mounting financial costs and intractable Mexican resistance, declared victory in 1866 and proceeded to withdraw his forces. With its French backers gone, the Mexican Empire collapsed over the following year.
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Europe 75 years ago today: The War Expands (20 Jan 1942) http://omniatlas.com/maps/europe/19420120/ #europe #maps #history #1942 #welovemaps
Beginning in December, a Russian counterattack pushed the German army back from Moscow. Meanwhile on the other side of the globe, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor. Hitler quickly moved to support his Japanese allies by declaring war on the Americans.
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Europe 100 years ago today: Collapse of the Eastern Front (19 Jan 1917) http://omniatlas.com/maps/europe/19170119/ #europe #maps #history #1917 #welovemaps
The Brusilov Offensive was to be Russia's last major campaign of the War. Its nearest ally, Romania, was quickly occupied while the Russian Empire's own political, economic, and military troubles would lead to an overthrow of its government in March.
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South Asia 76 years ago: Japanese Intervention in French Indochina (17 Jan 1941) http://omniatlas.com/maps/southasia/19410117/ #southasia #maps #history #1941
Germany's defeat of France in 1940 left the French overseas empire vulnerable. Japan, which was already at war with China, decided to exploit this opportunity and invaded northern French Indochina. It was soon followed by Thailand, which retook territories French Indochina had annexed earlier in the century.
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East Asia 1902: Anglo-Japanese Alliance (30 Jan 1902) http://omniatlas.com/maps/eastasia/19020130/ #eastasia #maps #history #1902 #welovemaps
During the Boxer Rebellion, Russia had occupied Manchuria. Suspicious of Russian intentions in the region and wary of its alliance with France, Britain and Japan signed a defensive agreement, promising to come to each other's aid should either of them get involved in a war with two or more powers.
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