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Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381328

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381328.001.0001

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Building up a revolutionary army in Chile, 1808–1814

Building up a revolutionary army in Chile, 1808–1814

(p.15) Chapter I Building up a revolutionary army in Chile, 1808–1814
Armies, Politics and Revolution

Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz

Liverpool University Press

This chapter studies the political and military consequences of the demise of the Spanish monarchy in Chile in 1808. News of Napoleon Bonaparte’s attack on the Peninsula provoked a series of political and military changes that led to the replacement of the Chilean governor, Francisco Antonio García Carrasco. García Carrasco’s failure to control Santiago’s political agenda prompted a group of the capital’s politicians, hacendados and military officers to oust him from power and establish a government more sympathetic to their interests.

Keywords:   Napoleon, Peninsula, Cabildo, Junta, Santiago, Concepción

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