• Togoland becomes a German protectorate. 

  • British and French forces seize Togoland during World War I.

  • League of Nations issues mandates to Britain to administer the western part and France to rule the eastern area of Togoland.

  • The residents of the British western territory of Togoland voted to join the Gold Coast as part of the new independent nation of Ghana. The French eastern territory was renamed the Republic of Togo.

  • Independence is granted.

  • The phosphate Industry is nationalized.

  • France, Germany, and the United States suspend aid to Togo, pressuring the country for democratic reforms.

  • The European Union restores full economic cooperation after a 14-year suspension, after partially restoring diplomatic relations in 2004. 


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