Marked by widespread political and social change, twentieth-century Russia endured violent military conflicts, both domestic and international in scope, and as many iterations of government. The USSR and its controversial leaders polarized diplomacy worldwide, drawing the rival United States near to nuclear war in the s. Featured image: Plainclothes policemen on patrol in Petrograd during the October Revolution, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Timeline background image: Flag of the Soviet Union. Both are the authors of Russia in World History.
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Court holds power. Threat of "popery. This means the crown will pass to him, a Roman Catholic, rather than to the King's Anglican siblings. Glorious i. James flees to France and is deposed, because his daughter Mary and her husband William, Prince of Orange, have been invited by Parliament to share the crown.
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A Mexican force drives the invaders back to Texas. A time-delay mechanism invented by the French navy now allows exploding shells to be fired safely by high-powered, flat trajectory guns. The navies of Britain, the United States and Russia will have such guns before the decade ends. He invents a typewriter. Mexico breaks relations with the United States.