7th-century Tibet and China intertwined
Mongols conquered in 13th Century
Qing Dynasty 1644-1912
5th Dalai Lama claimed Tibet is quite separate
6th Dalai Lama claimed Tibet is separate but respected China 1683-1706
China, Mongolia, Tibet ALL separate
1912 13th Dalai Lama declared Tibet Independent, by 1914 accepts Suzerainty
CCP took over China in 1949
1951 Tibet under Chinese rule after Chinese troop occupation
1959 current (14th) Dalai Lama went into exile


Required Historical Reading