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El Salvador Timeline

Important people, dates and events of El Salvador
Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado lands in El Salvador
National Conciliation Party (PCN) military coup
El Salvador enters a short war with Honduras
Official end of the internal conflict

The indigenous population of El Salvador were the Pipils

El Salvador Timeline

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Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado landed in El Salvador



Indigenous population was crushed by Spain and El Salvador became a Spanish colony. El Salvador became under control of the Captaincy General of Guatemala



Spain encompassed all of its territories in south-east South America to create one large colony called the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata



Overthrow of the king of Spain by Napoleon Bonaparte



El Salvador gained independence from Spain but conflict starts over territory's incorporation into Mexican empire under Creole general Agustin de Iturbide



The United Provinces of Central America was formed of the five Central American states under General Manuel Jose Arce. El Salvador becomes part of the United Provinces of Central America, which also includes Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua



El Salvador becomes fully independent after the dissolution of the United Provinces of Central America



1859-1863: President Gerardo Barrios introduces coffee to the country



The right wing National Conciliation Party (PCN) comes to power after a military coup



El Salvador enters a brief war with Honduras



Guerrilla activities increase lead by the left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)



General Carlos Romero elected president



General Carlos Romero ousted in a military coup



Duarte wins presidential election



Alfredo Cristiani voted president



December 15: Official end of the internal conflict.

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