400 years of Ottoman rule ends after Arab and British forces seize the Syrian capital city of Damascus.
Following the end of World War I, Syria is placed under French mandate.
France and Syria sign a treat agreeing on Syrian independence, however, France maintains their military and economic dominance.
Syria becomes one of the founding members of the Arab League which the French troops slowly withdraw from Syria.
The Last troops leave Syria following World War II.
Syria cedes its sovereignty to join the United Arab Republic (UAR) headed by the Egyptian president.
The United States imposes economic sanctions on Syria for supporting terrorism and failing to stop militants from entering Iraq.
Trading opens on Syria's stock exchange, a move towards liberalizing state run economy.
Protests against the government arise and the government responds with violence leading to the destabilization of the entire country.