Summary


1898-1955: British-Egyptian rule.

1955: UK creates North-South divide.

1956: Independence.

1958: Military coup.

1963: Guerilla uprising in South.

1964-1965: New government.

1969: Military coup. North backed by Soviets, South by West et al.

1972: Autonomy for South.

1978: Oil discovered in South.

1983: Civil war again.

1985: Bloodless coup.

1989: Coup ends peace plan.

1991: Drought and aid cut.

1995: UN sanctions. Expanded war.

1998: Famine. US attack.

2001: UN sanctions lifted. USA sanctions increased.

2002: Shaky ceasfire.

2003: More fighting.

2004: Worst humanitarian crisis.