Posted by Constanza on February 10, 1998 at 15:53:02:
In response to Strawberries, The Year Six and Bernardo O'Higgins, written by Caroline on February 08, 1998 at 10:58:29
It was not until after 1810 that the Independent movements truly began in SA, (when Fernando VII is taken prisoner and Napoleon's brother is put in his stead).
However, in 1806 and 1807 there were two British invasions (one in each year, that is) to Buenos Aires; the first (June-August) was leaded by Beresford, the second by Whitelocke. These invasions helped start off the independent movements.
I don't know much about Chilean history that is unrelated to the Argentine, but I'll try find out.
As regards commerce, Spanish colonies were forbidden to have any with any country but Spain. Nevertheless, smuggling was a common practice, specially with the English.
- British Invasions 2 Constanza 11:09:02 2/11/98 (3)
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