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Today in Latin American History

Bolivia Gained Independence from Spain in 1825

Today in Latin American history, Bolivia gained independence from Spain in 1825.

During most of the Spanish colonial period, this territory was known as Upper Peru and was under the administration of the Viceroyalty of Peru, which included most of Spain’s South American colonies.

After its first call for freedom in 1809, 16 years of war followed before the establishment of the Republic, named for Simón Bolívar.

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