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The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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Lots of things happened last century. Which are the most important?
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    Chinese Economic Reform of 197... is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Chinese Economic Reform of 1978

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    Cultural Revolution

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    Bosnian Genocide

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Apollo 13

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    Cambodian Genocide is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Cambodian Genocide

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    Great Leap Forward

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    1960 U-2 incident is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

    1960 U-2 incident

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    Hindenburg disaster is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Hindenburg disaster

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    Eugenics Movement is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Eugenics Movement

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    Long March

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    S.A.L.T

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    Shot Heard 'Round the World is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Shot Heard 'Round the World

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    Economic disaster

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    King Edward's Abdication is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    King Edward's Abdication

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    Ludlow massacre is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Ludlow massacre

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    1953 Iranian coup d'état is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    1953 Iranian coup d'état

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    Prague Spring is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Prague Spring

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    Bosnian Genocide is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Bosnian Genocide

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    Jallianwala Bagh massacre is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Jallianwala Bagh massacre

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    Cambodian-Vietnamese War

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    Xinhai Revolution is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

    Xinhai Revolution

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    Holodomor is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Holodomor

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    Thatcher's Resignation

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    Hong Kong Special Administrati... is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

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    Commemoration of Atatürk

  39. 89
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    Hundred Flowers Campaign is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

    Hundred Flowers Campaign

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    Sino-Indian War is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

    Sino-Indian War

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    Zodiac Killings is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

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    Zodiac Killings

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    Sudeten Crisis

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    Sino-Vietnamese War is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

    Sino-Vietnamese War

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    Signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration

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    Xi'an Incident is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Most Important Historical Events of the 20th Century

    Xi'an Incident

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    Reform and Opening-up

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