Tanzania

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Portuguese succeed in controlling most of the East African coast

1506

Portuguese ousted from Zanzibar by Omani Arabs

1699

Omani Sultan Seyyid Said moves his capital to Zanzibar City

1840

Germany sets up sphere of influence

1886

Indigenous Maji Maji revolt suppressed by German troops

1905

British, Belgian and South African troops occupy most of German East Africa

1916

League of Nations gives Britain a mandate over Tanganyika = mainland Tanzania

1919

Tanganyika African Association founded

1929

United Nations converts British mandate over Tanganyika into a trusteeship

1946

The Tanganyika African Assoc. turns into the Tanganyika African National Union

1954

Tanganyika becomes independent with Julius Nyerere as prime minister

1961

Tanganyika becomes a republic with Nyerere as president

1962

Uni. Repub. of Tanganyika & Zanzibar changes name to the Uni. Repub. of Tanzania

1964

The constitution of Tanzania is adopted

1977