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charru indians kill a party of spanish soilders

1516

charru indians kill a party of spanish soilders led by explorer Juan Diaz de Solis, their hostility discourages spanish settlements

large numbers of spanish and italian migrant workers immigrate to uruguay

1800

Uruguay unites with Brazil and Argentina

1870

uruguay unites with brazil and argentina to fight against paraguay in the war of triple alliance

president Jose Battle y Orodonez launches social program

1903

it includes medical aid and retirement plans, free education,laws protecting to workers' rights', and public reforms. The middle class expands and Uruguay gains a reputation for social harmony

Uruguay joins the league of nations

1920

the military citing the threat posed by the tupamaros,

1971

take control of the Uruguyan government and initiates a harsh clockdown on guerillas and government critics

julio maria sanguinetti is elected president

1984

a long period of authoritarian rule

hoof-and-mouth disease in uruguay's cattle

2001

damages the beef industry; economic and and political problems in brazil and argentina begin to harm uruguay's economy

a papermill is constructed along the uruguay river

2007

angering environmentalist; Uruguay approves same-sex civil unions

mercosur member states including Uruguay, sign a free-trade agreement

2012

with israel