|Reunification of Germany: After years of separation following the WWII, East and West Germany are finally united into one nation.
|Persian Gulf War: A coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq to liberate Kuwait.
|Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separate countries.
|European Union Created: The Maastricht Treaty was signed, establishing the European Union.
|Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize: Recognised for their efforts to end apartheid and laying the foundations for a democratic South Africa.
|Rwandan Genocide: Around 800,000 Tutsi ethnic group were slaughtered by the Hutu majority over a 100 day period.
|Apartheid Ends in South Africa: Nelson Mandela becomes President in South Africa’s first multi-racial elections.
|Srebrenica massacre: Bosnian Serb army committed genocide against Bosniak men and boys, considered the most horrific event in Europe since WWII.
|Hong Kong returned to China: The United Kingdom handed Hong Kong back to China, ending over 150 years of British rule.
|Good Friday Agreement: A significant political development in the Northern Ireland peace process.
|Euro Introduced: The Euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency.