• The Dutch establish trading posts in Guyana.
  • Britain occupies Guyana during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Gold is discovered in Guyana, leading to an economic boom.
  • Guyana is granted full autonomy while Britain still retains control over internal matters and defense.
  • Guyana becomes completely independent.
  • The economy begins to deteriorate.
  • Severe flooding from continuous days of rain creates a disaster zone in the country. The United Nations estimates loss to the economy at about 500 million dollars.
  • The United Nations tribunal makes the final decision in the Guyana-Suriname dispute over maritime territory, ultimately giving both nations equal shares of the potentially oil-rich offshore basin.

Sources:

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