1945 Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip "Tito" Broz signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".
1946 Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
1947 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
1953 Marshal Josip Broz Tito is chosen as President of Yugoslavia.
1955 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
1963 Yugoslavia is proclaimed to be a Socialist republic and Josip Broz Tito is named President for life.
1974 Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
1976 A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
1981 A Yugoslavian Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crashes in Corsica killing all 180 people on-board.
1991 Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.
1991 Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
1991 Yugoslav Wars: the Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1991 The United Nations Security Council adopts Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.
1992 The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1992 Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
2001 NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.