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Plot Device
06-25-2011, 01:24 AM
::ETA:: Oops! Wrong sub-forum! I meant to post this in "AW History" ! (Sorry!)



Is it their bicentennial or something?

http://absolutewrite.com/wordpress/var/www/html/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//2011/06/flag-of-venezuela.jpg

http://absolutewrite.com/wordpress/var/www/html/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//2011/06/flag-of-venezuela.jpg

thothguard51
06-25-2011, 01:44 AM
They may want to change the stars to poppies...

MacAllister
06-25-2011, 04:46 AM
Simon Bolivar's birthday -- which, I've been given to understand, makes it sort of a Independence Day equivalent. :) The flag is linked to an explanatory page.

(I've moved the thread to History.)

Lyra Jean
06-25-2011, 06:46 AM
Simon Bolivar has his own American stamp. It is from the Champions of Liberty series.

http://www.usstampgallery.com/images/stamps/011c945f30ce2cbafc452f39840f025693339c42.gif

Plot Device
06-25-2011, 06:53 AM
Simon Bolivar's birthday -- which, I've been given to understand, makes it sort of a Independence Day equivalent. :) The flag is linked to an explanatory page.

(I've moved the thread to History.)


Gracias, Senora! :)

Plot Device
06-25-2011, 06:54 AM
Simon Bolivar has his own American stamp. It is from the Champions of Liberty series.

http://www.usstampgallery.com/images/stamps/011c945f30ce2cbafc452f39840f025693339c42.gif


Cool on him! :cool:

dgaughran
06-25-2011, 06:26 PM
He liberated the top half of (Spanish) South America - Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador & Bolivia.

San Martin liberated the bottom half - Argentina, Chile & Peru.

maxmordon
06-27-2011, 01:44 AM
Simon Bolivar's birthday -- which, I've been given to understand, makes it sort of a Independence Day equivalent. :) The flag is linked to an explanatory page.

(I've moved the thread to History.)

Really, we just love a day off. Next month we have Independence Day (July 5th) and Battle of Carabobo (July 24th), I guess everyone loves a day off, which explains why we have had two Flag Days for the past years... :D

Elenitsa
09-21-2011, 04:28 PM
I love Simon Bolivar! And it was a telenovela by Estudios Caracol - "Nicolasa y Bernardina" - with him and San Martin...

Dave Hardy
09-21-2011, 10:13 PM
Wasn't there a Republic of Cartagena during their War of Independence? I've found some images of the Cartagena flag, as it had some bearing on Florida history.

James D. Macdonald
09-23-2011, 02:42 AM
There was a Republic of Cartagena from 1812-1814 (Cartagena de Indias). Cartagena declared independence from Spain in 1811 and was recaptured by the Spanish in 1815. Later, Cartagena became part of Colombia.

I've sailed into Cartagena harbor, and the fortifications are still impressive. The most visible landmark when you're approaching from the sea, however, is the Palace of the Inquisition.

Bolivar used Cartagena as a base during the liberation of Venezuela.