The first permanent European settlement in Suriname is established by the British.
The British give their part of Suriname to the Netherlands for present day New York City.
The Aluminium Company of America (Alcoa) begins mining an ore of aluminium, bauzite, which eventually tuns into Suriname's main export.
Suriname is given full autonomy, however, the Netherlands retain control of its defense and foreign affairs.
Suriname becomes independent from the Netherlands. A third of the population subsequently emigrates o the Netherlands.
The Suriname Dollar replaces the Guilder in an attempt to restore confidence in its economy.