History UsefulNotes / SimonBolivar

12th Dec '16 3:49:15 PM Jhonny
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He's pretty beloved throughout much of South America, where he is widely known as ''[[FounderOfTheKingdom El Libertador]]''. There are [[OurFounder statues of him]] in just about every city in the area he helped free. As mentioned earlier, Bolivia is named after him, making him one of the few people in history to have the honor of being a country's namesake. There is a square named after him in every city of Venezuela.

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He's pretty beloved throughout much of South America, where he is widely known as ''[[FounderOfTheKingdom El Libertador]]''. There are [[OurFounder statues of him]] in just about every city in the area he helped free. As mentioned earlier, Bolivia is named after him, making him one of the few people in history to have the honor of being a country's namesake.namesake and the only person to be still live when the naming took place. There is a square named after him in every city of Venezuela.
31st Oct '16 2:02:40 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Sep '16 9:24:34 PM karstovich2
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'''Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios''' (24 July 1783 17 December 1830) was a rather notable man from the Spanish colony of UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}}. Inspired by the ideals of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French]] Revolutions, he decided to win independence for much of Spanish South America.[[note]]It's worth noting that after UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte invaded Spain, most of Spain's South American colonies declared they were still loyal to the Spanish king and set up temporary governments. Then people had the idea of just becoming completely independent.[[/note]] He then essentially did to the lands that are now the countries of Venezuela, UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}, {{UsefulNotes/Panama}}, {{UsefulNotes/Ecuador}}, Peru, and {{UsefulNotes/Bolivia}} (which was named in his honor in 1825) what UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington only did to one country. It was a [[WarIsHell very bloody war]] for independence, with a lot of rather nasty things done by [[GreyAndGreyMorality both sides]]. Still, Bolívar was a great general who managed to keep the war raging and won a number of impressive victories.

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'''Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios''' (24 July 1783 17 December 1830) was a rather notable man from the Spanish colony of UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}}. Inspired by His history is interesting; here's a short synopsis.

Bolívar was a scion of one of the oldest, richest, and most respected families of ''criollos'' (i.e. colonial-born Whites) in colonial Venezuela. His parents died young, and he inherited the bulk of the family fortune. As a rich ''criollo'', he went to Europe for his education as a teenager, where he saw firsthand the corruption of the Spanish court. This disgusted him, instilled in him a dislike of the Spanish and intense pride in his heritage in the New World.

This pride, combined with his liberal education in
the ideals of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French]] Revolutions, he decided to win independence for much of Spanish South America.[[note]]It's worth noting America--or die trying. Bear in mind, he did this at a time that after when UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte invaded Spain, most of Spain's South American colonies declared they were still loyal to the Spanish king and set up temporary governments. Then people had the The idea of independence was considered lunacy--and being that Spanish America was a slaveholding society and the UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}}an Revolution had just becoming completely independent.[[/note]] He happened, resulting in the complete abolition of slavery and the deaths of thousands of Whites, Whites, especially rich Whites, (like the wealthy ''criollos'' like Bolívar himself who dominated the social and economic landscape of the colonies), were generally a little leery at best of talk of independence unless it came with a lot of strings attached. Bolívar, young radical that he was, didn't really care about that (although his family's wealth was heavily based on slaves and he continued to hold slaves and kind of ignore Venezuela's Black and mixed-race majority for an unhealthily long time), didn't care, but even when things in Europe got bad enough that the ''criollos'' decided that an independent republic was the way to go, they mostly ignored Bolívar as a young hothead with more money and ideas than sense. When Venezuela first tried to declare independence, he led the new republic's first quasi-diplomatic mission to Britain (a key potential ally)--but only because he was so rich, he could pay all of the mission's expenses with his own personal funds. When the mission ended and he got back to Caracas, he went back to being some big-mouthed rich kid who didn't know what he was talking about and didn't have any kind of official position.

But then the fighting started. Although at first just a colonel, he acquitted himself rather well in combat despite the rather awful quality of the "Patriot" troops (with one mistake that's important but not worth going into here). When the royalists destroyed Venezuela's first attempt at a republic, he escaped (with a sojourn in the Caribbean) to what is now Colombia, where he gathered up an army that ended up taking over most of western Venezuela.

The history after this point gets ''really'' complicated, but simply put, he
then essentially did to the lands that are now the countries of Venezuela, UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}, {{UsefulNotes/Panama}}, {{UsefulNotes/Ecuador}}, Peru, and {{UsefulNotes/Bolivia}} (which was named in his honor in 1825) what UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington only did to one country. It was a [[WarIsHell very bloody war]] for independence, with a lot of rather nasty things done by [[GreyAndGreyMorality both sides]]. Still, Bolívar was a great general who managed to keep the war raging and won a number of impressive victories.
28th Aug '16 7:48:39 PM karstovich2
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* Season 5 of Creator/MikeDuncan's ''Podcast/{{Revolutions}}'' is a history of the Latin American Wars of Independence, using Bolívar as the ViewpointCharacter.
20th May '16 1:29:10 PM JamesAustin
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'''Simón Bolívar''' (1783 - 1830) was a rather notable man from the Spanish colony of {{UsefulNotes/Venezuela}}. Inspired by the ideals of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French]] Revolutions, he decided to win independence for much of Spanish South America.[[note]]It's worth noting that after UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte invaded Spain, most of Spain's South American colonies declared they were still loyal to the Spanish king and set up temporary governments. Then people had the idea of just becoming completely independent.[[/note]] He then essentially did to the lands that are now the countries of Venezuela, UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}, {{UsefulNotes/Panama}}, {{UsefulNotes/Ecuador}}, Peru, and {{UsefulNotes/Bolivia}} (which was named in his honor in 1825) what UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington only did to one country. It was a [[WarIsHell very bloody war]] for independence, with a lot of rather nasty things done by [[GreyAndGreyMorality both sides]]. Still, Bolívar was a great general who managed to keep the war raging and won a number of impressive victories.

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'''Simón Bolívar''' (1783 - José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios''' (24 July 1783 17 December 1830) was a rather notable man from the Spanish colony of {{UsefulNotes/Venezuela}}.UsefulNotes/{{Venezuela}}. Inspired by the ideals of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French]] Revolutions, he decided to win independence for much of Spanish South America.[[note]]It's worth noting that after UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte invaded Spain, most of Spain's South American colonies declared they were still loyal to the Spanish king and set up temporary governments. Then people had the idea of just becoming completely independent.[[/note]] He then essentially did to the lands that are now the countries of Venezuela, UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}, {{UsefulNotes/Panama}}, {{UsefulNotes/Ecuador}}, Peru, and {{UsefulNotes/Bolivia}} (which was named in his honor in 1825) what UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington only did to one country. It was a [[WarIsHell very bloody war]] for independence, with a lot of rather nasty things done by [[GreyAndGreyMorality both sides]]. Still, Bolívar was a great general who managed to keep the war raging and won a number of impressive victories.



He's pretty beloved throughout much of South America, where he is widely known as ''[[FounderOfTheKingdom El Libertador]]''. There are [[OurFounder statues of him]] in just about every city in the area he helped free. As mentioned earlier, Bolivia is named after him, making him one of the few people in history to have the honor of being a country's namesake.

There is a square named after him in every city of Venezuela.

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He's pretty beloved throughout much of South America, where he is widely known as ''[[FounderOfTheKingdom El Libertador]]''. There are [[OurFounder statues of him]] in just about every city in the area he helped free. As mentioned earlier, Bolivia is named after him, making him one of the few people in history to have the honor of being a country's namesake.

namesake. There is a square named after him in every city of Venezuela.
11th Dec '15 3:36:06 PM DoctorCooper
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HugoChavez believed that he was assassinated by traitors and had scientists dig up his remains and test him for arsenic poisoning. While they said it ''might'' have been possible that he had some traces of arsenic, there's little chance that he was poisoned.

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HugoChavez Hugo Chavez believed that he was assassinated by traitors and had scientists dig up his remains and test him for arsenic poisoning. While they said it ''might'' have been possible that he had some traces of arsenic, there's little chance that he was poisoned.
11th Dec '15 3:13:48 PM DoctorCooper
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'''Simón Bolívar''' (1783 - 1830) was a rather notable man from the Spanish colony of {{UsefulNotes/Venezuela}}. Inspired by the ideals of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French]] Revolutions, he decided to win independence for much of Spanish South America.[[note]]It's worth noting that after UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte invaded Spain, most of Spain's South American colonies declared they were still loyal to the Spanish king and set up temporary governments. Then people had the idea of just becoming completely independent.[[/note]] He then essentially did to the lands that are now the countries of Venezuela, Columbia, {{UsefulNotes/Panama}}, {{UsefulNotes/Ecuador}}, Peru, and {{UsefulNotes/Bolivia}} (which was named in his honor in 1825) what UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington only did to one country. It was a [[WarIsHell very bloody war]] for independence, with a lot of rather nasty things done by [[GreyAndGreyMorality both sides]]. Still, Bolívar was a great general who managed to keep the war raging and won a number of impressive victories.

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'''Simón Bolívar''' (1783 - 1830) was a rather notable man from the Spanish colony of {{UsefulNotes/Venezuela}}. Inspired by the ideals of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French]] Revolutions, he decided to win independence for much of Spanish South America.[[note]]It's worth noting that after UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte invaded Spain, most of Spain's South American colonies declared they were still loyal to the Spanish king and set up temporary governments. Then people had the idea of just becoming completely independent.[[/note]] He then essentially did to the lands that are now the countries of Venezuela, Columbia, UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}, {{UsefulNotes/Panama}}, {{UsefulNotes/Ecuador}}, Peru, and {{UsefulNotes/Bolivia}} (which was named in his honor in 1825) what UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington only did to one country. It was a [[WarIsHell very bloody war]] for independence, with a lot of rather nasty things done by [[GreyAndGreyMorality both sides]]. Still, Bolívar was a great general who managed to keep the war raging and won a number of impressive victories.
11th Dec '15 3:09:59 PM DoctorCooper
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!!Works about him:
* ''WesternAnimation/BolivarElHeroe'', a Colombian animated film in which he has purple hair.

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!!Appears in the following works:
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'': He is a RebelLeader who will provide some help to Amelia Black if she helps him in one of his campaigns. [[spoiler:As a reward, he gives Amelia some guides who will lead her to Pacamayo and find the Last Inca City.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BolivarElHeroe'', a Colombian animated film based in which he has purple hair.his life. It is regarded as one of the worst animated films ever.
11th Dec '15 3:05:07 PM DoctorCooper
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There is a square named after him in every city of Venezuela.

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There is a square named after him in every city of Venezuela.Venezuela.

!!Works about him:
* ''WesternAnimation/BolivarElHeroe'', a Colombian animated film in which he has purple hair.
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4th Sep '15 8:47:26 PM nombretomado
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'''Simón Bolívar''' (1783 - 1830) was a rather notable man from the Spanish colony of {{UsefulNotes/Venezuela}}. Inspired by the ideals of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French]] Revolutions, he decided to win independence for much of Spanish South America.[[note]]It's worth noting that after {{NapoleonBonaparte}} invaded Spain, most of Spain's South American colonies declared they were still loyal to the Spanish king and set up temporary governments. Then people had the idea of just becoming completely independent.[[/note]] He then essentially did to the lands that are now the countries of Venezuela, Columbia, {{UsefulNotes/Panama}}, {{UsefulNotes/Ecuador}}, Peru, and {{UsefulNotes/Bolivia}} (which was named in his honor in 1825) what UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington only did to one country. It was a [[WarIsHell very bloody war]] for independence, with a lot of rather nasty things done by [[GreyAndGreyMorality both sides]]. Still, Bolívar was a great general who managed to keep the war raging and won a number of impressive victories.

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'''Simón Bolívar''' (1783 - 1830) was a rather notable man from the Spanish colony of {{UsefulNotes/Venezuela}}. Inspired by the ideals of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French]] Revolutions, he decided to win independence for much of Spanish South America.[[note]]It's worth noting that after {{NapoleonBonaparte}} UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte invaded Spain, most of Spain's South American colonies declared they were still loyal to the Spanish king and set up temporary governments. Then people had the idea of just becoming completely independent.[[/note]] He then essentially did to the lands that are now the countries of Venezuela, Columbia, {{UsefulNotes/Panama}}, {{UsefulNotes/Ecuador}}, Peru, and {{UsefulNotes/Bolivia}} (which was named in his honor in 1825) what UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington only did to one country. It was a [[WarIsHell very bloody war]] for independence, with a lot of rather nasty things done by [[GreyAndGreyMorality both sides]]. Still, Bolívar was a great general who managed to keep the war raging and won a number of impressive victories.
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