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Events prior to the 20th century ranged from the birth of rocket technology in the Medieval period, to the European colonization of America and subsequent revolutionary movements in modern times.
|The Chinese utilize an arrow-like device that expels gunpowder when launched, becoming the first usage of rockets in recorded history.|||
|1223||Mongol Invasion of Europe. The Mongols improve upon the earlier design of the Chinese weapons and use them frequently during the invasion.|||
|1429–1431||French national heroine Joan of Arc leads forces into battle during the Hundred Years' War.|||
|1502||Fourth voyage of Christopher Columbus. Columbus discovers Costa Rica around the point that Limón now stands.|||
|1620||The Mayflower sails from Plymouth, England, to North America.|||
|1765||American Patriots living in Boston form the "Sons of Liberty."|||
|1773||The Sons of Liberty instigate the Boston Tea Party in protest of the British Crown's excessive taxation of its American colonies.|||
|1789||April 30: George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States in a ceremony at Federal Hall.|||
|1789–1799||The French Revolution. "La Marsellaise" becomes the national anthem of France.|||
|1795||Immanuel Kant publishes an essay called "Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch."|||
|1804||The Congreve rocket is developed by the British.|||
|1805||The Battle of Trafalgar. Admiral Horatio Nelson leads British forces to victory, though he is fatally wounded during the battle.|||
|1812–15||The War of 1812.|||
|1814||August 24 – 25: The Burning of Washington. Washington, D.C. is invaded by British forces and burned to the ground. The American flag reportedly survives, which leads to the creation of the national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The use of the Congreve rocket by the British during this time is referenced in the anthem's verse "the Rocket's red glare."|||
|1831||March 10: The French Foreign Legion is created.|||
|1836||February 26 – March 6: The Battle of the Alamo occurs.|||
|1844||Alexandre Dumas's novel The Three Musketeers is released.|||
|1851||Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick is released.|||
|1856||October 13: United States mercenary William Walker seizes power in Nicaragua. Initially hired by the Nicaraguan Democratic Party to help counter the Conservative Party, Walker exploits rivalries between the two, eventually making himself president. He makes English an official language and tries to reintroduce slavery in order to build a "Caribbean Empire" centered on the American South.|||
|1857||May 1: A united Central American army led by Costa Rica expels William Walker from Nicaragua.|||
|1860s||The End is born.|||
|1861–1865||The American Civil War. Symptoms of combat stress are first identified.|||
|1880s||Code Talker is born.|||
|1883||Carlo Collodi's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio is released.|||
|1883||Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island is released.|||
|c. 1895 – c. 1904||Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin is born.|||
|1898||The Spanish American War.|||
|1899–1902||The Second Boer War. The British annex territory from Boer states, which would later constitute the Republic of South Africa.|||
Notes and references
- ^ a b c d e Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Kojima Productions (2006).
- ^ a b c d e f g h Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010).
- ^ a b c d Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2004).
- ^ a b c Metal Gear Solid 4 Database, Kojima Productions (2008).
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
- ^ a b c Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: The Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
Rosemary: The primary mission of CSPs like mine is to provide care for soldiers suffering from combat stress. // Old Snake: Sounds like a good gig. // Rosemary: The symptoms were first identified during the American Civil War. During World War I they called it shell shock. Today it's known as post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 5 Fox Engine Tech Demo - YouTube
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 3 character bios
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Kojima Productions (2014).
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