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1920s: In the aftermath of WWI, power struggles ensue in many countries, and some gain independence. World population reaches 2 billion and rapidly increases, partially due to major breakthroughs in medicine, such as Alexander Fleming's discovery of: Penicillin
89.9%
Anesthesia
1.3%
Vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella
5.6%
Germs
1.5%
1990s: The World Wide Web takes off, World Trade Organization founded and the EU grows, marking an age of globalization. World population reaches 6 billion, and the birth of one fully cloned sheep is genetically significant. What's the name of this sheep? Dolly
89.7%
Daisy
2.9%
Missy
0.8%
Milly
1.1%
1960s: The USSR and the US send people into space and to the moon, respectively. The Beatles are born. The Civil Rights Movement becomes prominent in the US. It is marked by its nonviolent approach and is led by this man who was later assassinated: Martin Luther King, Jr.
89.4%
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
2.8%
Che Guevara
0.6%
Malcolm X
2.7%
1980s: Tensions persist in the Cold War. Both sides have major successes (first orbital flight of the Space Shuttle, the launch of Mir) and disasters (Challenger, Chernobyl). But one destructive action is also one of the biggest successes of the decade: Fall of the Berlin Wall
86.9%
Black Monday
1.2%
Tiananmen Square protests
4.2%
Breaking the sound barrier
2.4%
1940s: The Nazis' blitzkrieg invasions in Europe, Japan's expansion plans in the Pacific, and global war of powers mark this decade. Over 60 million people are killed and much of Europe is devastated. A major component of post-war rebuilding is this act: Marshall Plan
81.6%
Manifest Destiny
3.8%
Nuclear disarmament
5.5%
Square Deal
5.3%
1910s: Major events include WWI and the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Scientists diligently work on expanding our knowledge about quantum physics. This economically significant structure opens: Panama Canal
80.4%
Hoover Dam
13.8%
Great Man-Made River
1.6%
First Bosphorus Bridge
3.4%
1950s: Colonization era begins to end, and many countries gain independence. Rock and roll music explodes on the scene. First ascent of Mount Everest. The Space Race begins with the USSR launch of the first artificial Earth satellite named: Sputnik 1
80%
Vostok 1
4.1%
Sputnik 2
9.5%
Soyuz 3
2.1%
1970s: Many new countries suffer from civil wars. Space exploration provides images of distant planets. Richard Nixon became the first US President to visit this country, which resulted in increased diplomatic relations between the two countries. China
73.4%
Cuba
14.5%
India
2.3%
South Korea
4.9%
1930s: The Great Depression heavily impacts life, and global politics and actions lead to WWII. One of the deadliest natural disasters on record kills about 3.7 million people when this river repeatedly floods: Yangtze
73.3%
Amazon
7.3%
Mississippi
10.7%
Danube
5.9%
1900s: While wars are being fought all over the world and the use of electricity launches a series of new inventions, Earth experiences the largest impact event in recorded history. The explosion that flattened 770 square miles of forest is known as the: Tunguska event
49.4%
Chernobyl disaster
16.4%
Siberian collision
15.6%
Chelyabinsk impact
18.4%

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