• Arab's conquer the land of what is present-day Tunisia.

  • Tunisia becomes a part of the Turkish Ottoman empire, but retains a high degree of autonomy. 

  • French troops occupy Tunis, controlling economic foreign affairs, and becomes a French protectorate in 1883.

  • Tunisia becomes independent from France. The monarchy is abolished a year later and Tunisia becomes a republic.

  • The country declares a state of emergency as protests break out over unemployment rates and political restrictions, lasting four years. 

  • Ratified new constitution.  Beji Caid Essebsi elected as first president.


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