The dwarf planet Eris, named after the goddess of strife and discord (in mythology the opposite of Harmony), was discovered in 2005. It moves very slowly, entering Aries in 1926 and not exiting till 2047.
Almost exactly to the day when it moved into Aries General Franco became General of Spain, leading ultimately to the Spanish Civil War; against a backdrop of rising fascism in Germany and Italy. In the UK there was a general strike and martial law; and the Commonwealth was born, leading after WW11 to independence for British colonies.
Apart from tr Uranus which is conjunct Eris at the moment, the only other planet in the 20th Century to be conjunct was Saturn. Though reading the below, it’s important to note that it’s never simple to isolate which influence causes what, since there are always several running at the same time.
But in the months when tr Saturn was conjunct Eris in 1937/8:-
Japanese forces invade China (often seen as the beginning of World War II in Asia).
The Soviet Union commences one of the largest campaigns of the Great Purge, to “eliminate anti-Soviet elements.” Within the following year, at least 724,000 people are killed] on order of the troikas, directed by Joseph Stalin.
The Spanish Civil War is ongoing
In Feb 1938, Hitler takes over high command of military and the following month Germany invades and annexes Austria.
Also in 1938 Mussolini takes over Italian military.
Similarly tr Saturn conjunct Eris, 1967/68
1967: -On the exact aspect the Six Day War starts.
In the USA there are race riots and Vietnam War demos.
Riots in Hong Kong.
Mao’s Red Revolution is wrecking China
1968 Jan: Tet offensive starts
Danny the Red riots in France
Martin Luther shot
NB. The Uranus Pluto opposition Saturn was also running which would be an exacerbating influence on rebellions and revolutions.
Tr Saturn conjunct Eris, 1997/98
Number of massacres in the Algerian Civil War peaked.
Hong Kong handed to China.
1998: A massacre starts the Kosovo War.
The Second Congo War begins; 3,900,000 people are killed before it ends in 2003 making it the bloodiest war, to date, since World War II.
The bombings of four United States embassies in Africa, kill 224 people and injure over 4,500 and are linked to Osama bin Laden, as was the Luxor Massacre in Egypt in 1997.
Speed-reading through wiki’s events of specific years can be confusing since there’s always murder, mayhem, coronations and coups, successes and deadly weather events. But there are certainly enough significantly destructive events connected to Saturn on Eris to be worth considering. What’s also clear is that this present time is by no means as difficult as ones we’ve lived through in the past, if that’s any consolation.