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February 12th 1818: Chilean Declaration of Independence

On this day in 1818, Chile officially issued its Declaration of Independence from Spanish rule, following the initial declaration of September 1810. Desire for independence had been on the rise in Chile for a number of years, fueled by international independence movements, disaffection with the corrupt Spanish-appointed governor, and the political turmoil following Napoleon’s invasion of Spain and the capture of the Spanish king. Following Argentina’s declaration of independence in May 1810, the governor arrested patriots including the Chilean Bernardo de Vera Pintado, prompting outrage in Chile. Citizens demanded a say in their future, and 300 leading Chileans gathered for a meeting. Many of the attendees were Spaniards living in Chile, and disagreements over the question of independence divided the meeting. It was finally resolved that Chile, like Argentina, would establish an independent government, but remain nominally loyal to the exiled King Fernando VII. Count Mateo de Toro y Zambrano was named President, and the new junta set about establishing a national Congress and military. However, royalists vociferously opposed the declaration - which put Chile resolutely on the path to total independence - and the next decade saw bloody warfare between those who advocated full independence, and those who wanted to remain within the Spanish Empire. In 1814, Spanish troops reconquered Chile, but the oppressive rule of Spanish loyalists reinvigorated the independence movement. The tide turned in favour of the patriots, who retook Chile in 1818, when they defeated the last large Spanish force in the Battle of Maipú, and issued a formal declaration of independence on February 12th. The wars came to a close with the expulsion of royalists in 1821, and the surrender of the last Spanish troops in 1826. Chilean independence was therefore secured, though not formally recognised by Spain until 1844.

king-mateo replied to your post:writes a whole paragraph on hamlet opinions then…

no no I wanna read it post it let me seee

they get unwieldy but it sums up into 

  • People who write things about the Wittenberg era like to play Ros+Guil and Horatio against each other and I hate that
  • I think people are a little harsh on Ros+Guil for being climbers/sycophants I mean they act like they are two mini Polonius’s when?? no???
  • I JUST LOVE ROS+GUIL A LOT 
  • I WANNA WRITE STORIES ABOUT THEIR CHILDHOOD BECOMING FRIENDS WITH HAMLET
  • I LOVE THEM SO MUCH 
  • ROSENCRANTZ!!!
  • GUILDENSTERN!!!
king-mateo replied to your postI have a lot of opinions that a lot of the tumblr…

aw yeah high five bro! Up high! down low! That makes two of us!

baptizedbywitches replied to your postI have a lot of opinions that a lot of the tumblr…

Yessss, there is a group of us >.>

GENERAL HIGH FIVE TO YOU BOTH AW YEAH

labellelunaclaire replied to your postI have a lot of opinions that a lot of the tumblr…

I have a lot of issues with how the lgbt community on tumblr presents itself. Maybe I’m crazy, but antagonizing and alienating people who are on your side doesn’t seem like a great way to gain support. Too many children with really loud opinions. :/

“Children” is the perfect way to put it, cause so many people on Tumblr just seem like whiny children who have no experience with how people actually are. The antagonization bothers me too. I hate how there is like a hierarchy of opinions, “you must be this gay to have an opinion that matters to me”. And if you dare imply that maybe being rude isn’t the best way to be, just in general, wow opressor. Newsflash: Tone does matter and if you are rude to people they are less likely to be nice to you back!

I just have a lot of feelings sometimes sorry