Suriname timeline

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Christopher Columbus

1498

He was a great explorer

Suriname got its name

1593

Getting its name is important everywhere.

Coffee and suger plantations are made

1682

It could be a major export.

Slavery gets abolished

1863

Slavery is a bad thing and is is very big when the country gets rid of it.

Political parties lifted

1985

That means that you can vote for a leader.

New constitution

1987

Are constitution is important so I think theirs is too.

Convict Bouterse of drug smuggling

1999

Drugs are a bad thing everywhere.

Ronald Venetiaan became president

2000

Electing a president is important everywhere

President gets re-elected.

2005

It is always important to elect a president.

Troops go in for riot control

2009

Riots can be a hege thing that can divide a country.