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Bolivia
Bolivia officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia , is a landlocked country in central South America. It is the poorest country in South America...
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1809
7.16.1809
The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.
1812
5.27.1812
Bolivian War of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
1825
8.6.1825
Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
1839
1.20.1839
In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.
1879
2.14.1879
The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
3.23.1879
War of the Pacific is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile takes over Arica and Tarapacá, leaving Bolivia as a landlocked country.
4.5.1879
Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
1932
7.20.1932
Crowds in the capitals of Bolivia and Paraguay demand their governments declare war on the other after fighting on their border.
9.29.1932
Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.
1935
6.12.1935
Chaco War ends: a truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
1953
7.7.1953
Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1967
10.8.1967
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
10.9.1967
A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
1983
1.19.1983
Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
1993
4.21.1993
The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
2003
10.18.2003
Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
2006
1.22.2006
Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.