Brief history on Colombia's Independence Day which was July 20th! - MG_LatinoPride's Blog

Brief history on Colombia's Independence Day which was July 20th!

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Since the beginning of the periods of Conquest and Colonization, there were several rebel movements under Spanish rule, most of them either being crushed or remaining too weak to change the overall situation. The last one, which sought outright independence from Spain, sprang up around 1810, following the independence of St. Domingue in 1804 (present day Haiti), who provided a non-negligible degree of support to the eventual leaders of this rebellion: Sim n Bol var and Francisco de Paula Santander. Sim n Bol var had become the first president of Colombia and Francisco de Paula Santander was Vice President; when Sim n Bol var stepped down, Santander became the second president of Colombia. The rebellion finally succeeded in 1819 when the territory of the Viceroyalty of New Granada became the Republic of Greater Colombia organized as a Confederation along Ecuador and Venezuela (Panama was part of Colombia).

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