The Ottoman Empire captures Lebanon and controls it until World War I.
After World War I, the League of Nations grants the mandate for Lebanon to France, creating the state of greater Lebanon.
France agrees to transfer power to the Lebanese government.
The Lebanese civil war starts after a clash between the Phalangists and the guerrillas. Its economy suffered from the destruction of infrastructure and industrial facilities.
Syrian army enters Lebanon as an Arab Deterrent Force.
Israel launches a full-scale invasion of Lebanon.
The civil war formally ends after the Syrian Air Force attacks the Presidential Palace, forcing the Lebanese Commander-in-Chief Michel Aoun to flee.
After being accused of occupying the country, Syrian forces withdrew from Lebanon due to international pressure.
The Syrian conflict started to spill over into Lebanon, destabilizing the country and its economy.