June 15, 2020
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⟶ Updated 26 Nov 2017 ⟶
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5 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017
9 Dec 2017
Bahrain gains independence from Britain and Iran
Bahrain creates a constitution and parliament
The emir disbands the parliament in response to a challenge to his power. The constitution is abrogated.
Khalifa royalty discover coup attempt by the Shia group IFLB. Many IFLB members arrested, others fled the country.
Many IFLB members return to Bahrain and organize oppositionist activities.
The intifada (Shia protests of economic conditions in Bahrain) begins
Several small groups instigated bombings in the name of the IFLB. The IFLB denied association.
Khalifa family allows the U.S. to use the former British naval base in Bahrain.
The Khalifa emir dies and his son ascends to power.
Emir Hammad's referendum is approved by 98 percent of voters, establishing a constitutional monarchy and naming him King.
Municipal and legislative elections take place. All political prisoners and exiled Bahrainis are granted pardon.
Al-Wefaq withdrew support of King Hammad's constitution which did not deliver on Hammad's promises.
Shia Bahrainis organize "Arab Spring" protest using social media
Saudi Arabia and GCC states send troops to Bahrain to protect vital infrastructure.
Bahrain appeals to the UN. Bahrain accuses Iran of financing Bahrain's opposition.
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