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Significant world events* The Ecumenical Movement
Europe
Girl Guide Movement founded

Americas
Development of plastics in USA
Mexican revolution begins

Africa
Foundation of Union of South Africa

East Asia and the Pacific
Japan annexes Korea

1910 Edinburgh World Missionary Conference
Africa
Italo-Turkish war in Libya - Italy conquers Libya

East Asia and the Pacific
Chinese revolution

1911
Europe
Start of Balkan war
Suffragettes become more militant in Britain
Sinking of the Titanic

Africa
ANC established in South Africa

1912
Europe
Gallipoli - 5000 Turks killed
1913
Europe
Start of First World War

Americas
Panama Canal opens
US intervenes in Mexico
Canada joins First World War

Africa
Britain claims a protectorate over Egypt

East Asia and Pacific
German concessions in China and Pacific colonies are taken over by Japan, Australia and New Zealand

1914
Europe
Gallipoli campaign

East Asia and the Pacific
Japan imposes "21 demands" on China for exploitation

1915
Europe
Somme offensive

South Asia and Middle East
Start of Arab revolts against Turkish rule

1916 "Volkskirche" tradition - Church of the people movement
Europe
Russian revolution
First use of massed tanks (Cambrai)
Women over 30 given vote in UK

Americas
US enters First World War
New constitution in Mexico
US troops occupy Cuba again

South Asia and Middle East
Balfour Declaration promises Jews a national home in Palestine

1917 First Congregational woman ordained - Constance Coltman
Europe
End of First World War
German revolution
Austro-Hungarian Empire collapses

Africa
First Pan-African Congress

South Asia and Middle East
Islamic riots in Calcutta

1918
Europe
Paris treaties redraw map of Europe
First woman Member of Parliament

Americas(& Europe!)
First transatlantic flight

Africa
Revolt in Egypt against British protectorate

South Asia and Middle East
Amritsar massacre

East Asia and the Pacific
"May 4th" movement launched by Chinese students

1919
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