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Colombia

Colombia  

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A country in the extreme north-west of the South American continent, the only South American country with coasts on both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, separated by the isthmus of Panama. To ...
Gran Colombia

Gran Colombia  

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The original Republic of Colombia, founded 17 December 1819 at an improvised meeting at Angostura in what is now Venezuela, is called Gran (Great) Colombia to distinguish it from the ...
Guyana

Guyana  

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An independent republic within the Commonwealth since 1970, was the only British colony on the South American mainland. The population in 2005 was an estimated 765,000 and the capital is Georgetown.
Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar  

(1783–1830)Venezuelan patriot and statesman. Bolívar was active in the Latin-American independence movement from 1808 onwards. Although his military career was not without its failures, he succeeded ...
South America

South America  

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The southern half of the American land mass, connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Amerindian ...
Venezuela

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,027 words

During the nineteenth century, Venezuela was a poor and politically undeveloped state. A series of regionally based strongmen, or caudillos

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,663 words

During the precolonial era, dance in Venezuela was associated with religious ceremonies. In the early years of independence and throughout

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,783 words
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Despite a wealth of natural resources, Venezuela remained an outpost of the early Spanish colonial empire. With no commercial value,

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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1,298 words
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The territory of the present Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was conquered by Spain in the sixteenth century, but colonization proceeded

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1,591 words

During the last half century of the colonial period (1760–1810), Venezuela became a prosperous part of the Spanish

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Current Version:
2003

remained strictly neutral until the USA entered the war in December 1941 when it took a pro-Allied stance by severing

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
Feb 2014
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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797 words
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The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in N South America, contains the Maracaibo Lowlands in the W. The lowlands surround the

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Javier Corrales

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,328 words

One of the liveliest debates in Latin American politics since the early 2000s has centered on how best to characterize

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