Timeline History

Terrorism History Timeline 1951-1960

Year Terror groups Terrorism War colonism dictators Coups military rule / emergency rule Weapons
1951   Argentine Revolt    
1952   Bolivian National Revolution

Mau Mau Uprising (1952 - 1956)
1953   26th of July Movement

Achinese Rebellion (1953 - 1959)
1954   Lavon Affair – Mossad agents bomb targets in Egypt, attempting to discredit the Egyptian government.

U.S. Capitol shooting incident by Puerto Rican nationalists, wounding five Congressmen. (March 1)
Guatemalan Revolution

Paraguayan Revolt

Algerian War (1954 - 1961)

Laotian Civil War (1954 - 1973)
Alfredo Stroessner seized power in Paraguay in 1954, leading an army coup deposing President Federico Chavez. Soon after 1954 coup Stroessner was credited with stabilizing the country's currency, moderating inflation, and providing new schools, roads, and health facilities, though half of the national income was spent on the military.
  First US hydrogen bomb successfully tested. Long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles were developed by the US. The first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus, is launched.
1955   Air India "Kashmir Princess" (Lockheed Constellation) went down on the sea near Natuna Island, Indonesia after a bomb explosion, killing 16 people. (April 11)

Members of the Algerian FLN massacre civilians in the town of Philippeville.
Costa Rican Rebellion

Argentine Revolt

Vietnamese Civil War (1955 - 1965)
1956   The FLN sets off bombs at the office of Air France and elsewhere in Algiers. (Sept 30) Cuban Revolution (1956 - 1959)

Peronist Revolts (1956 - 1957)

Hungarian Revolt

Arab-Israeli War

Sudanese Civil War (1956 - 1999)

Vietnam War (1956 - 1975)
1957   Indonesian Wars (1957 - 1962) Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier came to power in Haiti through elections held in September 1957. He was a prominent doctor and self-confessed practitioner of Voodoo, who immediately set about reducing the size and power of the army, whilst creating his own private force known as the Tonton Macoutes (Bogeymen). They were tasked with enforcing his growing powers and unexplained deaths and disappearances became common as Papa Doc stamped his authority on the country.
1958   Venezuelan Revolt

Lebanese Civil War
1959 Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA); Spain, France
Established to create an independent Basque homeland Targets Spanish and French government interests, tourists
Paraguayan Uprisings (1959 - 1960)

Ruandan Civil War (1959 -1961)

Sino-Indian Border Dispute (1959 - 1962)
1960 Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso, SL); Peru
Based on Maoist teachings, aims to destroy Peruvian institutions Aims to build communist regime, targets political enemies

Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK); Iraq
Marxist–Islamic group expelled from Iran receiving Iraqi support Largest armed Iranian opposition group advocates a secular Iranian regime

Front de libération du Québec founded in Canada
Bombing of the Belgian ammunition carrier La Coubre in the port of Habana, killing over 30 people (March 4) Congolese Civil War (1960 - 1968)

Palestinian Guerrilla Raids (1960 - 1993)
  Multi-role fighter/attack aircraft replace fighter/fighter-bomber aircraft.
Year Terror groups Terrorism War colonism dictators Coups military rule / emergency rule Weapons

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