The History Of Nations (volume 21)

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byHenry Cabot Lodge

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... Chapter V THE UNITED STATES OF COLOMBIA (NEW GRANADA). 1824-1876 ADECREE of June 23, 1824, divided the territory of the Colombian Republic into twelve departments: Orinoco, Venezuela, Apure, Zulia, Boyaca, Cundinamarca, Cauca, Magdalena, Isthme, Ecuador, Assuay, Guayaquil. These were subdivided into provinces, districts and parishes. But this organization was short lived. When put in force the constitution had been most fiercely attacked. Two parties soon formed, the " Unitaries," who wanted to maintain a national union, and the "Federalists," who demanded local independence in a loose league. When Bolivar, who was invested with the dictatorship of Peru, returned to Colombia, in June, 1826, the internal peace of the country was gravely compromised. In the name of the public safety, he made himself dictator in Colombia also. The army was devoted to him and applauded this resolution, but the civil element suspected him of yielding to the temptations of power and of desiring to follow in the footsteps of Napoleon. His accusers pretended that Colombia was saved from monarchy under Bolivar only by the fact that he was surrounded by many patriots devoted to the national cause, who would not in any wise lend themselves to his despotic scheme. It has been said that, like Caesar, Bolivar sought on all sides for an Antony, who, under the pretext of the public welfare, should force him to seize the reins of government and absorb all authority.1 It is even alleged that it was but the refinement of hypocrisy for him to warn his fellow citizens to be on their guard against himself. This warning was repeated on all occasions. History has preserved his fine answer to the Congress of Angostura, which offered him the presidency of the Colombian republic in 1819: "The sword will be useless in peace. A...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... Chapter V THE UNITED STATES OF COLOMBIA (NEW GRANADA). 1824-1876 ADECREE of June 23, 1824, divided the territory of the Colombian Republic into twelve dep...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217114571

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