1878·The end of Germany's Kulturkampf campaign against
1879·Dual Alliance between Germany and Austria-Hungary.
1882·Triple Alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary,
1884·Berlin Conference held to regulate imperialism in
1885·Second Balkan Crisis between Bulgaria and Serbia.
1886·Gold discovered in the Transvaal territory in South
Africa, heightening British interests in controlling this area.
1889·Boulanger Affair in France.
1890·Kasier Wilhelm II dismisses Otto von Bismarck.
1892·James Kier Hardie is the first representative in the
British Parliament from the Labour Party.
1894·"Dreyfus Affair" in France begins and captures the
attention of the entire nation for some time.
1896·Battle of Adowa in Ethiopia, allowing Ethiopia to
1899-1902·Boer War in South Africa between the British and the
1900·Boxer Rebellion in China.
1907·Triple Entente between Great Britain, France, and
1911·National Insurance Act passed in Britain.
1912·Third Balkan Crisis: Italy versus Turkey.
1913·Third Balkan Crisis: Serbia and Bulgaria go to war.