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    it facilitate the war of independence in Latin America and to rise of democratic revolution. After one year, the people of upper Peru revolted against governors. In 1811, Venezuela was the first South American country to declare independence from Spain. Venezuela was a well-developed area of slavery and had controlled by Spain hundreds of years, where thousands of people were slaved to farm and exploited by colonist. Bolivar also was a member of the warriors among this war because he backlash against colonialism and hate racism. However, this war was failed in the end and he had to flee to abroad, then Spain takes over Venezuela again after one year later. Bolivar wants to liberate Latin American and build a free, strong and prosperous Gran Columbia because he deeply believes that liberty and equality will replace the colonialism one day. This is why he wants to abolish the slave system. Also, he realized the revolution will not success if Latin American, Indiana and black slave did not support and follow him. And then he liberated all of slaves around him and encouraged them to resist and regain freedom even though he was aristocrat by acquiring a huge fortune from his parents in that time. However, it was failed because there are some colonists and imperialists still upheld Spain government and transported large amount of raw material such as gold, coco to levy high tax on citizens after produces back. Beside this perspective, we can know that the federal government was…

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    The author Arana states in the book, "Never in the history of the Americas had one man so transformed so much territory, united so many races. Bolivar did not have an experience or great knowledge about the military but was able to form armies from different classes. With his Enlightenment ideas for the better of the continent Bolivar was a brilliant leader. His leadership skills earned him the name “Iron Ass”, because of his traveling around on horseback. He was later known as the liberator and…

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    Peru (Aranda, 1890: 204). The confusion lay, however, in whether this transfer of control was exclusively over religious and military matters, or territorial as well. This region of Maynas encapsulated parts of present-day Peru and Ecuador, and the ambiguity of the Cédula made for unclear territorial boundaries between these two countries when they became independent from Spain. In 1822, Peru began its diplomatic relations with the Republic of Gran Colombia, who had recently gained independence…

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    lack of economic opportunities for Americans due to Spain 's insistence that the colonies could not compete with Spain and "supply themselves, either in agricultural products or manufactured goods". He argued in favor of a parliamentary system of government similar to that of England and a presidency to go along with it. However, in his opinion that president, once empowered, could not be removed from power. Bolívar would grow in power and would gain more support as time went on. He then…

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    Colombia Civil War Essay

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    Colombia is a Spanish speaking nation, located to the South of Venezuela. Colombia, as of 2016, has a population of 48,481,028 people. The Official Colombian currency is the Peso. The Peso is worth a miniscule 0.051 American dollars. Colombia’s main export is petroleum, with coffee and coal not far behind. Colombia’s main imports are most mechanical, and technological products. The United States, the main trade partner of Colombia provides most of these imports. The capital of Colombia is…

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    Simon Bolivar was born on July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela. His family gained money from rich gold and copper mines they owned in Venezuela. He had three sisters and one brother. He went to school in Spain to continue his education after his parents died in 1799, which is where he got involved in the political sphere in Europe. He also got married to María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaysa in 1802, who died a year later of yellow fever. In 1808, Bolivar became involved in the resistance…

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    Before Spanish colonization in 1521, Venezuela was inhabited by Carib, Arawak, and Chibcha indigenous peoples. After a long period of Spanish oppression, Venezuelans rebelled against colonial rule in 1749, but did not succeed until 1810, when Spain was weakened by Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion; in 1811, Venezuela’s Independence Act was signed. In 1829, Venezuela seceded from Gran Colombia to become its own independent state. It goes through several presidents before Antonio Guzman Blanco is…

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    Colombia's Culture

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    Republic of Colombia was established; when three countries emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia. Forty six million people make up the population of Colombia, made up of mostly Mestizo ethnicity. In most cultures, the national religion is Roman Catholic with the national language being Spanish. Considered as a republic that follows a democratic structure; though, the governments known to be corrupt from the influence of the drug cartels that essentially control the elections. In this essay,…

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    Ever since the Spanish settlement in the 16th century, the country has worked as a service economy. In 1821, Panama broke out from Spain and joined Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, calling themselves the Republic of Gran Colombia. When it dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia, and in 1903 along with U.S support it became separated from Colombia. The United States and Panama signed a treaty that allowed the construction of a canal, and that also gave sovereignty to the U.S over a…

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    Current Event In 2012, peace talks began to bring a bilateral peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). These talks have been a move towards a conclusion, although with many set backs from both parties (Colombia Country Profile, 2015). The Colombian government and the FARC agreed to a cease-fire in December 2014. In 2013, the Colombian government used a provisional, partial agreement on land reform and political participation with…

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