When did Chile acquire its independence?
Important dates in Chilean independence:
- The Chilean War of Independence began on September 18,
- The country proclaimed itself independent of Spain on February
- The last royalists were expelled from the mainland in
- Spanish troops remained on an archipelago until surrendering in
- Spain refused to recognize Chile's independence until
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From which country did Chile gain its independence?
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When does Chile celebrate their national Independence Day?
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What country did Bernardo O'Higgins lead to win their independence from Spain?
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Who led the independence movements in Argentina and Chile and Peru?
How many years after Chile declared its independence from Spain did Mexico declare its independence?
Mexico declared its independence first, on September 16, 1810. It was on September 18, 1810, when Chileans elected a local democratic government for the first time (Chile's National Day). However, the ties with Spain remained and Chile declared its independence from Spain almost eight years later (February 12, 1818)
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Why did Spain colonize Chile?
Spain did not uniquely choose to colonize Chile and the southern third of modern Chile was won by the Chileans after independence from Spain in battles against the Mapuche Tribes. Most of the value in Chile lay in the mines built into the sides of Andes Mountains, just as it did in neighboring Bolivia and Peru.