IMPERIAL AGE

Chronology

Turn 1: 1861-1869
Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864). American Civil War (1861-1865). Geneva Convention (1862). France conquers Cochin China (1862-1867) and Cambodia (1863). French Intervention in Mexico (1863-1867). Rudyard Kipling born (1865). War of the Triple Alliance (1865-1870). Austro-Prussian War (1866). Alaska Purchase (1867). Midway occupied (1867). Canada receives Dominion status in the British North America Act (1867). Meiji Restoration (1868). Suez Canal opens (1869). American, British, French, Italian and Spanish interventions in Latin America. These continue throughout the century.

Turn 2: 1870-1878
Italian Unification completed (1870). Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). Ashanti Revolt (1872-1874). Three Emperors' League (1873). Britain takes Fiji (1874). Little Big Horn (1876). Russo-Turkish War (1878-1879). Congress of Berlin (1878). Zulu War (1878-1879). Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880). Russian expansion into Central Asia which continues until the 1890s.

Turn 3: 1879-1887
Dual Alliance (1879). Triple Alliance (1882). France seizes South Pacific islands (1880-1881), Tunis (1881), Somaliland (1883), Tonkin and Annam (1884) and the French Congo (1885). British occupy Malaya (1880s), Egypt (1882), Bechuanaland (1885), Nigeria (1884-1886) and Kenya (1887). Berlin Conference (1884-1885). Belgium takes the Congo (1885). Germany occupies New Guinea (1884). British disaster in Khartoum (1884-1885). Russo-Afghan War (1885). Reinsurance Treaty (1887).

Turn 4: 1888-1896
Britain takes Somaliland (1888), Gold Coast (1890), Rhodesia (1891), Matabeleland (1893) and Uganda (1894). Italy seizes Somaliland (1889) and Eritrea (1890), but loses at Adowa (1896). Samoa Crisis (1889). France conquers Dahomey (1889), Ivory Coast (1893), Laos (1893), Central and West Africa (1890s), and Madagascar (1896). Germany absorbs Kamerun and German East Africa (1890s). Reinsurance Treaty lapses (1890). Dual Entente (1894). Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895). Venezuela border dispute (1895). Jameson Raid (1895). Japan annexes Taiwan (1895). Brussels Anti-Slavery Conference (1896). France and Britain create spheres of influence in Siam (1896).

Turn 5: 1897-1905
Spanish-American War (1898). US annexes Hawaii and Wake Island (1898), and Samoa (1899). Britain, France and Germany obtain treaty ports in China (1898). Fashoda Crisis (1898). Britain and Germany divide Solomon Islands (1899). Britain conquers the Sudan (1899) and Tonga (1899). First Hague Conference (1899). Berlin-Baghdad Railroad Concession (1899). Germany seizes the Marshall and Caroline Islands (1899). US proposes Open Door Policy in China (1899). Boxer Rebellion (1898-1900). Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902). Boer War (1899-1902). Australia becomes a Dominion (1901). The Dutch annex Western New Guinea (1901). Anglo-Japanese Alliance (1902). Panama Revolt (1903). Roosevelt Corollary (1904). Anglo-French Entente Cordiale (1904). Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Revolution in Russia (1905). David Lloyd George budget (1905). First Moroccan Crisis (1905-1906).

Turn 6: 1906-1914
US interventions in Mexico and Caribbean. Anglo-Russian Accord (1907). Russia obtains spheres of influence in Persia and Mongolia (1907). Britain gets sphere of influence in Persia (1907). Second Hague Conference (1907). US-Japanese Gentlemen's Agreement (1907). New Zealand (1907) and South Africa (1910) receive Dominion status. Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina (1908). Explorers reach North Pole (1909) and South Pole (1911). Japan formally annexes Korea (1910). Second Moroccan Crisis (1911). France seizes Morocco (1911). Sun Yat-sen leads nationalist revolt in China (1911). Italy conquers Libya (1911-1912). First and Second Balkan Wars (1912-1913). Mexican Revolution (1913). Sarajevo (1914). Panama Canal opens (1914).


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