El Salvador: History

  1. 1821

    El Salvador, along with other Central American provinces, declares independence from Spain.

  2. 1822

    El Salvador remains independent as other provinces join with Mexico.

  3. 1823

    The United Provinces of Central America is formed, joining El Salvador and four other Central American states.

  4. 1838

    The United Provinces of Central America dissolves and El Salvador becomes an independent republic.

  5. 1980

    A civil war breaks out as a result of the large income inequality among the population.

  6. 1992

    A peace accord is made, ending the civil war; the rebels in the war are allowed to make their own political party.


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