1918 – End of the Habsburg empire.
1920 – New constitution creates Republic of Austria.
1932 – Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor.
1934 – Chancellor Dollfuss dismisses parliament.
1936 – Austria acknowledges itself “a German state”.
1945 – Soviet troops liberate Vienna. Austria occupied by Soviet, British, US and French forces.
1945 – Elections result in People’s Party and Socialist Party coalition; Karl Renner elected president, Leopold Figl becomes chancellor.
1955 – Treaty signed by UK, France, US and USSR establishes an independent but neutral Austria; Austria joins United Nations
1970 – Government formed under Chancellor Bruno Kreisky.
1986 – Ex-UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim elected president.
1986 – Franz Vranitzky replaces Sinowatz as federal chancellor.
1995 – Austria joins EU.
1997 – Vranitzky resigns as chancellor and leader of Social Democrats. Finance Minister Viktor Klima takes over both positions.
2000 – Wolfgang Schuessel becomes chancellor with Susanne Riess-Passer as his deputy.
2000 – EU ends seven months of diplomatic isolation after report concludes that it is counterproductive.
2004 – Heinz Fischer elected president.
2008 – New coalition government made up of the centre-left Social Democrats and the conservative People’s Party is sworn in. Werner Faymann becomes chancellor.
2013 – The governing coalition parties win enough votes to form a new government.
Source: BBC Austria Profile – Timelime (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-17431408)