Liechtenstein: History

  1. 1719

    Liechtenstein acquires its present name and becomes an independent principality of the Holy Roman Empire.

  2. 1866

    Liechtenstein gains its full independence.

  3. 1921

    The Swiss Franc is adopted as Liechtenstein’s currency.

  4. 1923

    A customs union treaty is signed between Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

  5. 1990

    The United Nations welcomes Liechtenstein into the organization.

  6. 1991

    Liechtenstein joins the European Free Trade Association.

  7. 1995

    The European Economic Area (EEA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) welcome Liechtenstein into their membership.

  8. 2008

    OECD intervenes in the arguments between Liechtenstein and outside counties over tax matters.


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