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Colombia: History and Politics

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Transcript of Colombia: History and Politics

Colombia: History and Politics
Spanish Influence
U.S. Influence
Panama
Venezuela
Ecuador
Brazil
Peru
Bogota
Cali
Medellin
Cartagena
Colonial Period
Arrive at around 1500 ACE
Begin a process of Evangelization
Started taking all of the riches
Americo Vespucio
Alonso de Ojeda
Post-colonialism
"Patria Boba" - Foolish Fatherland
1810-1816
Colombian Declaration of Independence
July 20, 1810
Centralism wins

Constitution
1886
Revised
1991
Positive
Negative
To be determined
Politics and Economics
Culture
Drug Problem
Conservatist Hegemony
"La Violencia"
National Front
Guerrilas form
1885-1930
1946-1957
1958
War against guerrillas begin
1965-Now
NOT FOR THEMSELVES
Racial mixes
At first, used natives as slaves, then brought in slaves from Africa
Spanish
Native
Black
Spanish
Native
Black
Criollo
Mestizo
Mulato
Zambo
Native
Mulato
Mestizo
Zambo
Black
Monroe Doctrine
Help with the war against drugs
Renaissance
Cold War Interventionism
Banana Chiquita Company
Loans with high interest rates
Neo-colonialism
Panama
Trade Agreement
Used artillery
Support against Venezuela
Current President: Juan Manuel Santos
Multi-party system
Corrupt
Politics is influenced by constant civil war
Capitalist economy
Pseudo-feudal
Big gap between rich and poor
Different "carteles"
Pablo Escobar
Permeated every aspect of the Colombian economy and politics
Complete control over the country
Alliances with guerrillas
Internal
External
Exports: Coffee, sugar, cotton, corn, wheat and barley
Good relationship with USA Bad relationship with decolonizing countries
Wonderful, rich culture
Food
Music
Traditions
Famous People
Reached its worse during 80's and 90's
Thank you for your attention.
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