History Quiz / Country By Year 1961-1990

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Can you name the country by the event that happened in each year?

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A CIA-sponsored invasion of this country at the Bay of Pigs fails1961
This country gains independence, in a process that causes political crisis in France1962
The Second _____ Council, held 1962-1965, results in reforms to a major religious denomination1963
Violence erupts between ethnic Greek and ethnic Turkish groups in this country1964
'The Sound of Music', depicting the von Trapp family escaping to this country, is released as a film1965
This country gains independence from the UK and changes its name from 'Basutoland' to this1966
Biafra secedes from this country, prompting a war that lasts for more than 2 years1967
US begins Operation Commando Hunt, bombing the Ho Chi Minh trail in this country as well as in Vietnam1968
Astronauts from this country are the first people to walk on the moon1969
Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed from the government of this country amidst allegations of involvement in the smuggling of arms to terrorists1970
The Aswan High Dam is completed in this country1971
This country rejects joining the European Economic Community in a referendum1972
Pablo Picasso dies in this country1973
Abba wins Eurovision on behalf of this country with the song 'Waterloo'1974
Women in this country go on strike for a day1975
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The ruling Gang of Four in this country are captured and the Cultural Revolution comes to an end1976
Bob Marley, from this country, releases the album 'Exodus'1977
Camp David Accords are signed, providing a framework for peace between Egypt and this country1978
Shah replaced by Islamic Republic in this country following a revolution1979
6 US Diplomats escape Tehran using fake passports from this country1980
The Specials release the song 'Ghost Town', which deals with economic decline in this country1981
This country invades the Falkland Islands, then loses them again in the ensuing war with the UK1982
This country wins the Cricket World Cup, beating West Indies in the final1983
'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera, originally from this modern-day country, is published1984
The Live Aid concerts are held to raise funds for relief of the famine in this country1985
Catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl, in this present-day country1986
This country signs agreement with China to return Macau in 19991987
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a choral group from this country, win their first Grammy1988
Cuban troops begin withdrawing from this country.1989
Saddam Hussein invades this country, beginning the First Gulf War1990

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