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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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The establishment of a military regime in Chile, 1817–1823

The establishment of a military regime in Chile, 1817–1823

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(p.111) Chapter IV The establishment of a military regime in Chile, 1817–1823
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Armies, Politics and Revolution
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Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381328.003.0005

This chapter argues that the arrival in Santiago of José de San Martín after the battle of Chacabuco provoked a realignment of Chilean politics. For the first time in more than two years the insurgents took control of the capital. The aim of this chapter is to prove that the santiaguinos became actively involved in politics, and that military affairs were at the centre of their political agenda. This was the case because decisions concerning the war were made in Santiago, and also because Bernardo O’Higgins’ political programme was designed and implemented by his military allies.

Keywords:   Battle of Maipú, O’Higgins, Military School, military regime, Logia Lautaro

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