The people of Madagascar first began rising up against the French- thought to be influenced by France being weakened in World War 1.
Malagasy nationalists rose up against the French, who crushed the rebellion.
This period was characterized by close ties to France. Protests ended Tsiranana's rule in 1972.
Madagascar gained independence from France. Philbert Tsiranana was the new president.
The military acted as a transitional government from the First to the Second Republic of Madagascar
Ratsiraka ruled Madagascar and followed Socialist principles.
A democratic government existed in Madagascar. Various presidents created new issues for the country, although they solved some problems.
A referendum brought about the Fourth Republic of Madagascar.
Severe racial segregation occurs in parts of Africa
The majority of African nations gain independence from imperialist nations.
South Africa becomes the first African nation to allow same sex marriage.
World War I weakened the French, inspiring revolts in Madagascar. It also caused African nationalism to grow.
The French began granting independence to several of its colonies after World War II as it realized that it could no longer support all of them.
The Cold War influenced the government in each of the Republics of Madagascar. Madagascar transitioned from a Socialist government to a democratic government when the USSR fell in 1991.