Bolivar, By Simon Bolivar

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When Hugo Chávez was seventeen years of age, he joined the military in Venezuela and embraced his country. When we speak of Chávez, there were many before him who influenced the man he wanted to be and became. Chávez and most of Venezuela admired greatly Simón Bolívar, “Simón Bolívar was a
South American soldier who was instrumental in the continent 's revolutions against the Spanish empire. –After France invaded Spain in 1808, he became involved in the resistance movement and played a key role in the Spanish American fight for independence. In 1825, the "Republic of
Bolivia" was created in honor of the inspirational leader, hailed by many as El Libertador (The
Liberator). He died on December 17, 1830 in Colombia” (Simón Bolívar). Bolívar was a globetrotter and was a huge and crucial component to the revolutionary movement in South America; he resisted the Spanish in many fronts and battles and succeeded.
Bolívar is the most significant character in South American history; he is seen as a hero and liberator who brought independence to the people of South America and united them. Further, the military of Venezuela remains to resemble Bolívar’s influences and his guidance. Chávez as a child was brought up with the teachings and history of Bolívar and this gave him great perspective of a ruler. Venezuela was a significant oil exporter and in the 1980s, there was a reduction in the prices of oil. This affected Venezuela considerably.
At this time there were…
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