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Syria and U.S.A timeline
British and Free French troops occupy Syria.
Shukri al-Kuwalti is elected first President of Syria.
Baath party founded.
Civilian government disrupted by repeated coups.
Shukri al-Kuwatli returns to power.
Syria and Egypt form The United Arab Republic.
Syrian army officers seize power in Damascus.
Baathist army officers seize power
Salah Jadid leads an international coup against the Baath leadership.
Isreli forces seize the Golan Heights
Hafez al-Assad overthrows President Nur al-Din al-Atasi
President Assad said he was ready to make peace with Isriel.
Syria intervenes with the Lebanese civil war.
Muslum groups instigate uprisings.
Start of Iran/Iraq war. (Syria backs Iran)
Israel formally annexes The Golan Heights
Isreal invades Lebanon and attacks the Syrian army forces.
Lebanon and Isreal anounce the end of all hostillities.
Presidents' brother is promoted to Vicepresident
President Assad sends troops into Lebanon for a second time.
Syria joins US-led colaition against Iraq
Syria Participates in the Middle East peace conference in Mydrid.
President Assad's son is killed in a car accident.
President Assad's brother id dismissed as vice-president
Between the US and Isriel, talks begin about the Golan Heights.
President Assad dies and is replaced by his son Bashar al-Assad.
New president orders the release of 600 political prisoners.
Outlawed Muslum Brotherhood says that they will resume political activity.
Syrian troops evacuate Beirut.
Sinor US official includes Syria in a list of countries that make up an "axis of evil"
The killing of former Lebanese president sparks anti-Syrian protests in Beirut.
Syria and Iraq restore dyplomatic relations.
The European Union relaunches dialogue with Syria.
President Assad meets FrenchPresident Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.
The US renews sanctions with Syria, saying that they stand with terrorist groups.
Security forces shoot dead protestors in the southern city of Deraa demanding the release of political prisoners
Government steps up the bombardment of Homs and other cities.
Syria accuses Israel of bombing military base near Damascus.
UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva fail.
Islamic State fighters seize the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria.
Government troops, backed by Russian air power and Iranian-sponsored militias, recapture Aleppo.
US President Donald Trump orders a missile attack on an airbase from which Syrian government planes allegedly staged a chemical weapons.
Japanese warplanes attack US fleet at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii.
The US drops two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The US enunciates policy of aid for nations it deems threatened by communism.
America's programme to revive ailing post-war European economies.
Senator Joseph McCarthy carries out a crusade against alleged communists.
US forces play leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.
Racial segregation in schools becomes unconstitutional.
Democratic Party candidate John F Kennedy elected president.
President John F Kennedy assassinated; Lyndon Johnson becomes president.
US steps up its military intervention in Vietnam.
Black civil rights leader Martin Luther King assassinated.
1. Republican Party candidate Richard Nixon elected. 2. US astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon.
Vietnam ceasefire agreement signed.
Democratic Party candidate Jimmy Carter elected president.
Republican Party's Ronald Reagan elected president.
US warplanes bomb Libyan cities.
Reagan's vice-president, George Bush, elected president.
Democratic Party candidate Bill Clinton elected president.
Clinton re-elected, beating Republican rival Bob Dole.
Missile attacks on Baghdad mark the start of a US-led campaign to topple the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Senate report says US and allies went to war in Iraq on "flawed" information.
Democratic Party wins control of the Senate and House of Representatives in mid-term elections.
Democratic Senator Barack Obama becomes the first black president of the United States.
Democrats in Congress succeed in passing a bill on health care reform.
US forces kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in an operation in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.
A man armed with an assault rifle kills 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Republicans win a Senate majority in mid-term elections.
President Obama announces that 10,000 US troops will remain in Afghanistan.
Republican candidate Donald Trump wins the presidential election, defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in one of the biggest political upsets in US history.
President Trump warns of a military response after North Korea threatens to fire a missile towards the US Pacific territory of Guam.
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