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Significant world events* The Ecumenical Movement
Europe
League of Nations founded
Russian Polish war (to 1921)
Formation of IRA

America
Prohibition

South Asia and Middle East
Atatürk leads Turkish nationalism
Britain & France given "mandates" in Middle East

East Asia and Pacific
Japan takes control of former German colonies

1920 Church in Wales disestablished
Europe
German war repararations set at $32bn
Birth control clinics set up by Marie Stopes

East Asia and the Pacific
Chinese Communist Party formed

1921 Lake Mohonk International Missionary Council (IMC) conference
Europe
Russian-German Rapallo Treaty
Mussolini takes power in Italy
Formation of Irish Free State

Africa
Britain grants Egypt independence

South Asia and the Middle East
Greek army expelled from Turkey

1922
Europe
France occupies the Rhur
Military coup in Spain

America
Formation of General Motors - world's largest manufacturing company

1923 Oxford IMC conference
Europe
Death of Lenin
Dawes plan for German reparations

Americas
Civil war in Brazil
Coup in Chilie

1924
Europe
Hindenburg becomes President of Germany

Africa
French hostility to Abd-el Krim

South Asia and the Middle East
Start of Syrian revolt against French rule

1925 Stockholm Life and Work conference
Europe
General Strike in Britain
Germany joins League of Nations

Americas
US troops occupy Nicaragua

Africa
Abd-el Krim defeated in Morocco

East Asia and the Pacific
Chiang Kai-shek begins reunification of China
Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan

1926
East Asia and the Pacific
Chiang Kai-shek suppressees communists at Shanghai
1927 Lausanne Faith and Order and Commission (FOC) meeting
Establishment of World Student Christian Federation (?)
Europe
Pact of Paris outlaws war
Collectivization of agriculture in Russia
First Five-Year Plan

Africa
Abyssinia signs friendship treaty with Italy

South Asia and Middle East
Ghandi becomes leader of Congress Party in India

1928 Jerusalem IMC conference
Europe
Mussolini signs accord with Papacy
Trotsky expelled from USSR

Americas
Start of Great Depression
National Revolutionary Party established in Mexico

1929
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