The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for the Nintendo DS. The subject of this article appeared in Modern Warfare 2: Ghost. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized. The subject of this article appeared in Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish. The subject of this article appeared in Soap's Journal The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for the Nintendo DS. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty Online

A timeline of events in the "Modern Warfare Timeline". It features events from the Call of Duty series from October 25th, 1917 until January 21st, 2017 from the games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Remastered) , Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It also features events from the Expanded Universe items Modern Warfare 2: Ghost, Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish, Soap's Journal. It includes DS games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Nintendo DS), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance.


1917[edit source]

October 25th[edit source]

1922[edit source]

October[edit source]

1939[edit source]

September 1st[edit source]

1945[edit source]

September 2nd[edit source]

1947[edit source]

March 12th[edit source]

  • President Truman creates the Truman Doctrine, beginning the Cold War.

1949[edit source]

April 4th[edit source]

August 24th[edit source]

  • Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, and the United States join NATO.

1952[edit source]

February 18th[edit source]

  • Greece and Turkey join NATO.

1955[edit source]

May 6th[edit source]

  • West Germany joins NATO.

May 14th[edit source]

  • Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union form the Warsaw Pact.

1963[edit source]

Unknown[edit source]

May 1st[edit source]

1968[edit source]

September 13th[edit source]

  • Albania withdraws from the Warsaw Pact.

1969[edit source]

August[edit source]

October 10th[edit source]

1970[edit source]

April 10th[edit source]

1972[edit source]

Unknown Date-Present[edit source]

  • An active conflict in Siera Leone so far kills 87,213 people.

November 6th[edit source]

1978[edit source]

Unknown Date[edit source]

1979[edit source]

December 27th[edit source]

Unknown Date[edit source]

1980[edit source]

Unknown Date[edit source]

  • John "Soap" MacTavish is born in Scotland.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

November[edit source]

1982[edit source]

May 30th[edit source]

  • Spain joins NATO.

1983[edit source]

Unknown Date[edit source]

  • Waraabe is born in Mogadishu, Somalia.

1986[edit source]

April 26th[edit source]

1989[edit source]

February 15th[edit source]

1991-1996[edit source]

  • A conflict in Kosovo leaves 6,000 casualties

1991[edit source]

July 1st[edit source]

  • The Warsaw Pact disbands.

December 26[edit source]

  • The Soviet Union dissolves, becoming Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldovia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.

1992[edit source]

Unknown Date[edit source]

1994[edit source]

Unknown Date[edit source]

  • A conflict in Rwanda leaves 800,000 to 1,000,000 dead.
  • Joseph Allen is born.

April 20th[edit source]

  • CSTO is formed.
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan become members.

1996[edit source]

Unknown Date[edit source]

Winter[edit source]

1997[edit source]

Unknown Date[edit source]

  • Alejandro Rojas becomes a freelance arms dealer and involves himself with many terrorist organizations.

1999[edit source]

March 12th[edit source]

  • Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland join NATO

April 2nd[edit source]

  • Azerbaijan, Georgia and Uzbekistan withdraw from CSTO.

2001[edit source]

September 11th[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Vladimir Makarov bombs a Moscow city bus, leaving 29 people dead and 19 injured.
  • Makarov bombs Piccadilly Circus using a modified London Underground train, leaving 407 dead.
  • Makarov massacres a GUM mall in Moscow, leaving 87 dead.

2002[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Makarov hijacks a Greek oil tanker in the Mediterranean Sea and kills 2 members of the Greek Navy before the $3 million ransom is paid.
  • Makarov kills 3 Russian infantry soldiers.

2003[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Makarov represses North Caucasus-based, pro-Western nationalist groups, commits assassinations of political leaders, arson and bombing of opposition parties. Makarov also murders Moscow-based journalist Ilya Lovitch.
  • Makarov bombs several high government buildings in Kazakhstan, killing 245 people.
  • Makarov hijacks two Kriegler Airliner planes, leaving 378 people dead, including 8 of his own henchmen.

2004[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Makarov robs a HBS bank in Istanbul.
  • Makarov kidnaps 15 Russian college students and murders 5 of them.
  • Makarov bombs two African embassies, leaving 28 dead and 48 injured.

March 29th[edit source]

  • Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia join NATO.

2005[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Makarov raids an unknown number of bullion trucks in Moscow, steals 3 million rubles and kills 3 security guards.
  • Makarov hijacks an unknown number of cruise ships in the Baltic Sea, tortures 3 US passengers until the $5 million ransom is paid.

2006[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Makarov robs the Russian State Prostal and Banking Service Depot of 32 million rubles
  • Makarov murders famous British designer Rob Millington.
  • Makarov murders 3 US airmen in Turkmenistan.
  • Makarov assists in coordinating attacks made by the Sudanese Military and Janjaweed Militia against rebels. This action is then implicated in human rights abuses.

June 23rd[edit source]

  • Uzbekistan rejoins CSTO.

2007[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Makarov captures and dismembers the Mossad attache representing Ukraine because he was responsible for investigating Makarov's links to Islamic extremists.
  • Makarov assassinates Pakistani politician Hasni Al'Bura.

2008[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Makarov bombs a Swedish furniture store in a shopping mall located in St. Petersburg, killing 100 people.
  • Makarov ambushes an FSB vehicle and kills 5 agents.
  • Makarov abducts and murders SibGaz owner's wife and daughter.

2009[edit source]

Unknown Dates[edit source]

  • Makarov bombs a US oil company in Baku, killing 3 people.
  • Makarov attempts to bomb an English-speaking school in Moscow but fails.
  • Makarov rigs explosives in a Moscow soccer stadium. Makarov is denied publicity when authorities burst a pipe to prevent the match.
  • Makarov receives over $2,100,100 worth of weapons, drugs and people.

April 1st[edit source]

  • Albania and Croatia join NATO.

Sometime before 2011[edit source]

2011[edit source]

Day 0[edit source]

Day 1[edit source]

Day 2[edit source]

Day 3[edit source]

Day 4[edit source]

Day 5[edit source]

Day 6[edit source]

Between 2011 and 2013[edit source]

2012[edit source]

June 28th[edit source]

  • Uzbekistan withdraws from CSTO again.

2013[edit source]

October 8th[edit source]

  • Operation Kingfish is launched by a joint Task Force 141 and Delta Force strike team to eliminate Vladimir Makarov. Task Force 141 Operatives included are Captain John Price, Simon "Ghost" Riley, John "Soap" MacTavish, Gary "Roach" Sanderson, Delta Force Operators Sandman and Frost. The operation turns out to be a trap and cause John "Soap" MacTavish to be wounded and John Price to be captured and sent to the Petropavlovsk Gulag.

Between 2013 and 2016[edit source]

2015[edit source]

  • Vladimir Makarov becomes the CIA's most wanted terrorist.

2016[edit source]

Prior to Day 1[edit source]

A statue of Imran Zakhaev is constructed in memory of him hailing him as a hero in Moscow.

Day 1 (August 10th)[edit source]

Sometime between Day 1 and 2[edit source]

Day 2 (August 11th)[edit source]

  • Captain John "Soap" MacTavish and Sgt. Gary "Roach" Sanderson infiltrate a Russian airbase in the Tian Shan mountains of Kazakhstan in order to retrieve data from a satellite ACS module that fell into Russian hands. Using the cover of a snowstorm, Roach plants C4 throughout the base while Soap locates the ACS module. The pair are compromised when the Russians discover Soap in the hanger containing the module, and are forced to use "Plan B" by detonating the C4 Roach planted. The explosions allow Soap and Roach to escape the base via snowmobiles, and are picked up by friendly forces once free of pursuers. 

Day 3 (August 12th)[edit source]

  • 08:41 The Zahkaev International Airport MassacreVladimir Makarov shoots his teammate Yuri, who tried to stop the massacre beforehand. Yuri is left to die in the airport's parking garage. Makarov and his men then ascend to Terminal 4 and open fire on civilians and airport security. Yuri attempts to follow and stop Makarov, but passes out from blood loss and is later saved by paramedics. After killing scores of civilians, Makarov's team moves out to the tarmac and engages Federal Security Service (FSB) forces. Makarov's teammates Lev and Kiril are killed in the fighting. As they board a vehicle for escape, Makarov fatally shoots teammate Alexei Borodin, knowing he is an embedded CIA agent. The FSB recovers Borodin's body and later identifies him as Joseph Allen. Russia then uses the massacre as a reason to declare war against the United States, a conflict that will ultimately lead to World War 3.

Day 4 (August 13th)[edit source]

Day 5 (August 14th)[edit source]

Day 6 (August 15th)[edit source]

Day 7 (August 16th)[edit source]

August 17th[edit source]

  • Nikolai takes Soap and Price to a safehouse in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. Yuri joins Price and Nikolai and helps them bring Soap to Nikolai's Little Bird to safety from Makarov's forces as they assault the Loyalist safehouse.
  • Sgt. Derek "Frost" Westbrook and codename Sandman of Delta Force fight through Wall Street to the roof of the Stock Exchange where they knock down a jamming tower. They hold out until extraction and clash in a helicopter duel with enemy Hinds.
  • Joined with the U.S. Navy SEALs, Frost and Sandman infiltrate a Russian Oscar-II Class submarine and launch its missiles against the Russian fleet. They escape out of New York Harbor.

Sometime between August 17th and October 3rd[edit source]

  • John "Soap" Mactavish, John Price, Nikolai and Yuri escape from Makarov's forces and relocate to Africa, where Soap recovers and heals from his knife wound; they conduct a mission in Parrot's Beak, Guinea.
  • Following the mission in Parrot's Beak, they conduct a mission at an international airport in Accra, Ghana. They protect a courier transferring $600,000 worth of gold to a plane. 

October 3rd[edit source]

  • Russian President Boris Vorshevsky flies to Hamburg to negotiate a peace treaty with NATO. In flight the plane is hijacked by Makarov's Ultranationalists. FSO agents including Andrei Harkov defend the president. The plane crash lands somewhere in Eastern Europe. Vorshevsky's daughter Alena is secured. However, Makarov kills the president's security detail (including Harkov), and takes Vorshevsky hostage, hoping to get the nuclear launch codes from him.

October 5th[edit source]

  • Price, Soap and Yuri, infiltrate Sierra Leone, to find where Makarov's chemical weapons are being transported from. Fighting the African Militia, they discover the factory empty and head to a church where the shipment leaves too soon for them to stop it.

October 6th[edit source]

  • Sgt. Marcus Burns of the SAS, along with Sgt. Wallcroft and Cpl. Griffen, sneak through London to neutralize Russian terrorist threat. They soon engage in a car chase through the underground train tunnels. They are able to reach the blockade to stop suspected bomb trucks. However, one is set off in London.
  • Chemical attacks are launched all across Europe. This paves the way for a massive blitzkrieg-like land invasion by the Russian Army, who soon reach Hamburg and Paris.
  • Delta Force rescues the US Vice President in Hamburg, Germany in the opening hours of the invasion.

October 8th[edit source]

  • After gaining a lead by MacMillan, Price, Soap and Yuri go to Somalia to interrogate Waraabe, an African arms dealer. After gaining intel and killing him, they attempt an exfil, but Nikolai's helicopter is shot down. They rescue Nikolai and escape the city through a violent sandstorm.

October 9th[edit source]

  • Price gives Sandman intel, in turn Delta Force Team Metal goes to Paris to track down Volk. After fighting their way through the city and linking up with GIGN operatives, they move down into the catacombs and find Volk who flees. After a furious car chase, the Team damages Volk's car and capture him.
  • Delta Force escapes Paris with Volk while supported by an AC-130 gunship.

October 10th[edit source]

  • After interrogating Volk, Sandman gives Price intel on where Makarov will be. Price and the team infiltrate Russian-occupied Prague with the help of Sgt. Kamarov and the local resistance to set up a sniping position to kill Makarov.

October 11th[edit source]

  • The assassination mission goes awry when Makarov learns about it. Kamarov is captured and killed, and the vantage point where Yuri and Soap are watching explodes, mortally wounding Soap. The three escape to a Resistance safehouse where Soap dies, but not before telling Price that Makarov knows Yuri. Enraged Price confronts Yuri, who confesses his past with Makarov. Price allows Yuri to live, for now.

October 12th[edit source]

  • Price and Yuri infiltrate Makarov's stronghold not far from Prague, and learn that Makarov's men have plans to capture Alena Vorshevsky in Berlin. They make a furious escape as Makarov's men become aware of their presence.

October 13th[edit source]

  • Nikolai contacts Sandman about Alena Vorshevsky. Delta Force discovers her whereabouts in Berlin. Team Metal backs up Granite as they go into rescue her. In the fighting, Granite Team is killed by an unseen explosive device. Metal now goes in to rescue Alena backed up by German tanks, which are destroyed by an explosive-rigged collapsed building. They move through the building and reach her location but the Russians get there first taking her away in an Mi-24 Hind helicopter.

October 14th[edit source]

  • After tracking the Hind to a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia. Delta Force and Task Force 141 assault it. After finding Alena, Truck secures an evac for her. The joint team successfully rescues President Vorshevsky. In the escape, Team Metal sacrifice themselves to buy time for Price and Yuri to escape with the Russian President. Sandman, Truck and Grinch are presumed KIA after the mine collapses.

After October 14th[edit source]

  • Peace between the Russian Federation and United States is agreed to, ending World War III.
  • Task Force 141 is cleared and reinstated, and is given permission to continue operations to hunt down Makarov, who is still at large.

2017[edit source]

January 21st[edit source]

  • Price and Yuri, with the help of Nikolai assault the Hotel Oasis in the Arabian Peninsula, tracking down Makarov. Price stops the terrorist from leaving in a helicopter by crashing it. In the ensuing chaos afterward. Makarov nearly kills Price, until confronted by Yuri, whom he shoots and kills. This buys Price enough time to attack Makarov, whom he strangles and hangs to death by crashing through a glass roof. Price sits on the glass-shard covered floor, bleeding. He finally takes out a lighter and a cigar and smokes while watching Makarov's hanging corpse. Police sirens sound in the distance.  
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