The Spanish conquer Bolivia, which becomes a part of the vice-royalty of Peru.
Simon Bolivar, a Venezuelan freedom fighter, liberates the country from Spanish rule.
Bolivia gains its independence.
Bolivia becomes landlocked after losing its mineral-rich, coastal territory to Chile following the War of the Pacific.
The rubber rich province of Acre on the Brazilian border is sold to Brazil after Bolivia is unsuccessful in quelling an autonomous rebellion in the region.
The military regime is overthrown and new president, Victor Paz Estenssoro, introduces economic reforms including the nationalization of tin mines and land distribution.
US and European nations suspend aid alleging corruption and drug trafficking. Aid resumed three years later following the country's introduction of austerity measures.
The tin market collapses, resulting in the loss of twenty-one thousand miner jobs.
A major deal is signed to allow Bolivia to export gas via a Peruvian port.
Bolivia completes its gas nationalization program, giving the state control over foreign energy firms operating in the country.