Sangfroid History

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Major Events

This page contains a sample of different events which have occurred prior to the start of the game in 1919
Please feel free to use some of these as inspiration for characters

Europe

The first airship flight is made by the LZ1 designed by Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1900
Max Planck produces Planck's law of black-body radiation, marking the birth of quantum physics 1900
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary June 1914
World War 1 1914-1918 involved over 20 different Nations and involved around 68 million troops
The Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland
Russian Revolution started 1917
Starting in 1809 Spain's American colonies began a series of revolutions and declared independence,
The Spanish–American War was fought in 1898
Otto von Bismarck as the new Minister President of Prussia in 1862
Napoleon was defeated in 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo
In France the abolition of slavery and male universal suffrage, both briefly enacted during the French Revolution were re-enacted in 1848

Asia

Indian Revolution of 1857
Dissolution of Dutch East Indies Company
Edo Period in Japan ends 1868
Taishō democracy in Japan (1912–1926) fights in WWI with the Allies
The Xinhai Revolution of 1911–12 brought an end to the Qing dynasty
Republic of China established 1912
France conquers Vietnam between 1859 and 1885
The Dutch have diminishing influence over the area that will become Indonesia

Middle East

An example of a watch which measured time in minutes was created by an Ottoman watchmaker, Meshur Sheyh Dede, in 1702
The suzerain states – the Principality of Serbia, Wallachia, Moldavia and Montenegro are all moving towards de jure independence from the Ottoman Empire during the 1860s and 1870s
The Ottoman Empire extends across much of the Middle East prior to the end of the First World War, though it is considered a waning power by many in Europe
The Crimean War (1853–1856)
The Ottoman Empire lost the First Balkan War (1912–13)
Ottoman's conduct a surprise attack on the Russian Black Sea coast on 29 October 1914 - their first hostile action in WWI
In 1915 the Ottoman government started the extermination of its ethnic Armenian population, known as the Armenian Genocide
Gallipoli 25th April 1915

Africa

East coast of Africa was regularly raided by slaver traders
German colonial forces take control of Cameroon in 1884
Egypt is a British Protectorate
Zulu Wars
Boer Wars from 1881
Cecil Rhodes obtains mining rights to parts of Zimbabwe 1888

North America

Indian Wars 1811 - 1924 (west of the Mississippi)
Mexican Revolution of 1910 (The over throwing of President Porfirio Diaz and associated civil war)
Sinking of the USA Steamer the Lusitania May 1915
USA officially entered World War I on April 6th 1917

South America

Independence of Gran Colombia
Building of the Panama Canal (influenced by the USA government)
Chilean Civil War 1891
War of the Pacific Chile vs Peru and Bolivia 1879
Conflict between Chile and Argentina over the region known as Patagonia
Bubonic plague enters Brazil through the seaport of Santos 1899

Oceania

New Zealand Wars 1860s-1870s (over land between immigrants and Maori)
Blackbirding starts occurring in the Pacific
Fiji subjugated as a colony by the British in 1874
Solomon Islands declared a British Protectorate in 1893