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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.


October 25thEdit




September 1stEdit


September 2ndEdit


March 12thEdit

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


April 4thEdit

August 24thEdit

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


February 18thEdit

  • Greece and Turkey join NATO.


May 6thEdit

  • West Germany joins NATO.

May 14thEdit

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



May 1stEdit


September 13thEdit

  • Albania withdraws from the Warsaw Pact.



October 10thEdit


April 10thEdit


Unknown Date-PresentEdit

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

November 6thEdit


Unknown DateEdit


December 27thEdit

Unknown DateEdit


Unknown DateEdit

  • John "Soap" MacTavish is born in Scotland.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     



May 30thEdit

  • Spain joins NATO.


Unknown DateEdit

  • Waraabe is born in Mogadishu, Somalia.


April 26thEdit


February 15thEdit


  • A conflict in Kosovo leaves 6,000 casualties


July 1stEdit

  • The Warsaw Pact disbands.

December 26Edit

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


Unknown DateEdit


Unknown DateEdit

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

April 20thEdit

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


Unknown DateEdit



Unknown DateEdit

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


March 12thEdit

  • Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland join NATO

April 2ndEdit

  • Azerbaijan, Georgia and Uzbekistan withdraw from CSTO.


September 11thEdit

Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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 29thEdit

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


Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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 23rdEdit

  • Uzbekistan rejoins CSTO.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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.


Unknown DatesEdit

  • 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 1stEdit

  • Albania and Croatia join NATO.

Sometime before 2011Edit


Day 0Edit

Day 1Edit

Day 2Edit

Day 3Edit

Day 4Edit

Day 5Edit

Day 6Edit

Between 2011 and 2013Edit


June 28thEdit

  • Uzbekistan withdraws from CSTO again.


October 8thEdit

  • 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 2016Edit


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


Prior to Day 1Edit

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

Day 1 (August 10th)Edit

Sometime between Day 1 and 2Edit

Day 2 (August 11th)Edit

  • 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

  • 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

Day 5 (August 14th)Edit

Day 6 (August 15th)Edit

Day 7 (August 16th)Edit

August 17thEdit

  • 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 3rdEdit

  • 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 3rdEdit

  • 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 5thEdit

  • 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 6thEdit

  • 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 8thEdit

  • 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 9thEdit

  • 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.

October 10thEdit

  • 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 11thEdit

  • 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 12thEdit

  • 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 13thEdit

  • 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 14thEdit

  • 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 14thEdit

  • 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.


January 21stEdit

  • 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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