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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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Becoming a Chilean army

Becoming a Chilean army

The Ejército Libertador del Perú, 1818–1823

(p.148) Chapter V Becoming a Chilean army
Armies, Politics and Revolution

Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz

Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses the organization of the Ejército Libertador del Perú and the political consequences brought about by its creation. It is contended that the military aspects of San Martín’s American plan succeeded, since he was able to enter Lima in 1821. However, it also argues that the idea of ‘constituting one single’ American nation failed, partly because San Martín decided to create a sovereign, independent state in Peru and partly because the Chilean officers in Peru became increasingly disenchanted from his Protectorate.

Keywords:   Ejército Libertador del Perú, Lima, Cochrane, Pinto, Protectorate

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