Tunisia: History

  1. 600s

    Present-day Tunisia is conquered by the Arabs.

  2. 1600s

    Tunisia becomes part of the Turkish Ottoman empire.

  3. 1881

    France occupies Tunisia and controls its economic and foreign affairs.

  4. 1956

    Tunisia gains its independence.

  5. 1957

    The monarchy is replaced by a republic.

  6. 2010

    Nationwide protests break out over unemployment and political restrictions, beginning the Arab Spring throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East.


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