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The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

Lots of things happened last century. Which are the most important?
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    Sarajevo

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    Hiroshima, Nagasaki

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    added by PaulPhilp The Internet Goes Live and Commercial

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    Berlin Wall

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    Soviet Union

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    Pearl Harbor, Territory Of Hawaii

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    Normandy

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    Paris

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    Saint Petersburg, Russian Provisional Government

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    Poland, Second Polish Republic

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    Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

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    Ukrainian SSR, Chernobyl, Prypiat

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    Cuba

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    Rwanda

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    Nuremberg

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    United Kingdom

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    Dayr az-Zawr, ─░zmir, Sivas

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    Korea, Korean Peninsula

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    China

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    Nanjing

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    Atlantic Ocean

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    Balkans, Aegean Islands, Kosovo Province, Ottoman Empire

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    added by BrianCabrera Industrialization of USSR Stalin industrializing the soviet union within various five year plans.

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    Berlin

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    Afghanistan

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    Bosnian Genocide

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    Bosnia and Herzegovina

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    Sinking of RMS Lusitania

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    Great Leap Forward

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    Yalta, Livadia Palace

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    China, North China

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