Duke Mindaugas unites Baltic tribes and establishes the state of Lithuania.
Grand Duke Gediminas begins expansion of Lithuania into lands of eastern Slovakia and begins the Gediminas dynasty.
The Union of Lublin unites Lithuania and Poland as a joint state.
A partition divides Lithuania and Poland, and Lithuania is incorporated into the Russian Empire and Prussia.
Serfdom is abolished, leading to the development of a market economy.
Lithuania declares independence.
Lithuania is proclaimed a Soviet Socialist Republic after the Soviet army invades and occupies the country.
Nazis invade the U.S.S.R. and then Lithuania.
The Germans retreat and Lithuania is again occupied by the Soviet army.
Lithuania becomes the first Soviet Republic to declare its independence.
Lithuania joins the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
A new constitution introduces presidency, and a coalition government is formed.
Lithuania joins the Council of Europe and adopts the Litas as the national currency; Soviet troops completely withdraw.
Lithuania joins NATO and the European Union.