The Contemporary of History

This blog accommodates The History of Contemporary World

Hamas

Hamas logo Hamas—an acronym of Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyaa in Arabic, literally “Islamic Resistance Movement”—was both a part of a r...

Green Revolution

Green Revolution The term Green Revolution refers to the incredible transformation of agriculture in developing nations between the 1940...

Great Leap Forward in China (1958 – 1961)

Great leap forward poster The People’s Republic of China (PRC) followed the Soviet Union’s model of planned economy on the socialist mo...

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Prior to that he...

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev was general secretary of the Communist Party, then president of the Soviet Union from 1...

Ecumenical Movement

Ecumenical Movement In 1517 Martin Luther nailed Ninety-five Theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg, a university town in the Ger...

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was an international agreement, originally betw...

Gay Liberation Movements

Gay Liberation Movements The birthplace of the modern gay liberation movement in the United States is usually considered to be the Ston...

Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle Charles de Gaulle represented French strength and resilience throughout his career, first as an officer during World W...

Gang of Four and Jiang Qing

Gang of Four and Jiang Qing The epithet “Gang of Four” was Mao Zedong’s (Mao Tse-tung) name for his wife, Jiang Qing, and her three lie...