Italy proclaims the colony of Eritrea.
The British occupy Eritrea after defeating Italy in a battle during WWII.
Britain administers Eritrea as a United Nations trust territory.
The United Nations decides to make Eritrea a federal component of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia annexes Eritrea as a province, dissolving the Eritrean government; the Eritrean independence movement takes full force.
The Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie, is ousted in a military coup.
Eritrean citizens vote for independence; the newly independent country joins the United Nations.
Border clashes between Eritrea and Ethiopia occur, leading to a war between the two nations.
Eritrea and Ethiopia reach a peace agreement, ending the war.