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Can you name the facts about 20th century history from A-Z?

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In 1982, the United Kingdom fought this nation over control of the Falkland Islands.A
Site of US nuclear testing from 1946 to 1958.B
French fashion designer who was the only person in her profession to be listed on 'Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.'C
Site of the mass evacuation of British and Allied forces out of France in 1940.D
This political-economic partnership was formally established in 1993, and has grown from 6 nations to 28 nations.E
Dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975.F
On September 4, 1998, this company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they attended Stanford University.G
Leader of North Vietnam during early part of Vietnam War.H
In 1950, this amphibious invasion during the Korean War turned the tide in favor of the United Nations.I
Last wife of Mao Zedong, who attempted to gain political power through her Gang of Four faction in 1976.J
The invasion of this nation by the Iraqi military on August 2, 1990 prompted Operation Desert Storm.K
Beatles member who was murdered while signing autographs in New York City on December 8th, 1980.L
Book written by Adolf Hitler in 1923 while he was imprisoned for political crimes.M
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Site of war crime trials following the defeat of the Nazis in WWII.N
On June 6, 1944, this was the bloodiest beach of the Allied Normandy invasion. O
This disease has been all but eradicated because of the vaccination developed by Dr. Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh in 1952. P
A British protectorate following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, this nation gained its independence in 1971.Q
Country in which the Hutu committed mass genocide against the Tutsi people in the summer of 1994.R
Assassin, responsible for killing Senator Robert Kennedy on June 5, 1968. S
The island where the Guomindang fled to following the Communist victory in China in 1949.T
German submarines during WWI and WWII, called Unterseeboots, were known more commonly by this nickname.U
The world's smallest nation, this city gained its independence on February 11, 1929.V
Last name of the brothers who first took flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.W
Black nationalist who contrasted mainstream Civil Rights leaders by advocating violence in the purpose of self defense, and was assassinated in 1965.X
Nation in the Balkans from 1918-2003.Y
This modern nation was known in the second half of the 20th century as Southern Rhodesia.Z

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