, it is an autonomous territory that is protected diplomatically or militarily against third parties by a stronger state
or entity. In exchange for this, the protectorate usually accepts specified obligations, which may vary greatly, depending on the real nature of their relationship.
1881 In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
1885 The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
1900 The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
1907 Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
1912 Sultan Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
1922 The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
1939 From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
1956 Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
1966 The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
1971 Independence Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain from British Protectorate status