During the Twentieth Century, the wizarding community deals with two major conflicts, each of which is instigated by a Dark Wizard of prodigious power. In each of these conflicts, the risk of exposure to the Muggles is great. And in each case, one person stands in the end against evil and is victorious: Dumbledore over Grindelwald in 1945 and Harry Potter over Voldemort in 1998. After the second of these uprisings, the Ministry of Magic is reorganized and improved as the Twenty-First Century dawns.

The Rise of Grindelwald – 1900 – 1945
Calm between Wars – 1945 – 1960
The Marauders and the Rise of Voldemort – 1960 – 1981
Voldemort in Hiding – 1981 – 1990

The Second Rise and Defeat of Voldemort:

1991-1992 – Harry’s first year (PS)
1992-1993 – Harry’s second year (CS)
1993-1994 – Harry’s third year (PA)
1994-1995 – Harry’s fourth year (GF)
1995-1996 – Harry’s fifth year (OP)
1996-1997 – Harry’s sixth year (HBP)
1997-1998 – Harry’s seventh year (DH)

The Post-War Years
The Next Generation

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This Quidditch World Cup tournament was notable for: the heightened security measures put in place because of the chaos following the appearance of the Dark Mark at the 1994 World Cup; being only the second all-Africa final (Senegal v Malawi); and the arrest of the Senegalese team mascots. (… Read More
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The final was an exciting three-day long match between the Chinese National Quidditch side and a team from Moldova, eventually won by China (Pm). Read More
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