1749: Timor split.

1942: Japanese invade.

1965: US supports Indonesian regime change.

1974: Indonesia trys to create excuse to invade, US knows.

1975: Portuguese withdraw.

Australia knows Indonesia's plans.

East Timor delared independent.

US approves Indonesia's invasion. UK looks the other way.

Indonesia invades and repressive rule begins.

1976: US blocks UN involvement.

1978: UK starts to sell arms to Indonesia.

1999: East Timorese vote for independence. Indonesia responds with violence.

Britain continues arms sales.

Peacekeeping force arrives and Indonesia backs down.

2004: Australia accused of unlawful exploitation of oil and gas.