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Regular and irregular forces in conflict: nineteenth century insurgencies in South America

Sobrevilla Perea, Natalia, Rabinovich, Alejandro (2019) Regular and irregular forces in conflict: nineteenth century insurgencies in South America. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 30 (4-5). pp. 775-796. ISSN 0959-2318. (doi:10.1080/09592318.2019.1638538) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:78593)

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Abstract

In the decades following independence from Spain, ‘civil wars’ ravaged the newly established polities in South America. Former vice-regal capitals inherited a larger portion of the colonial administration and had larger economic resources and a hegemonic project they were able to have permanent and professional armed forces, capable of leading the offensive and giving battle following the European rules of military art. The central hypothesis of this work is that there is a necessary relationship between the shape of these asymmetrical conflicts, their outcome and the political territorial configuration of each country in post-revolutionary Spanish America. When permanent armies took over from local militias, the capital kept the integrity of its territories and there was a tendency towards political centralization. When this did not happen and the militias managed to find a way to defeat their centralizing enemies, the local powers had an opportunity to renegotiate their participation in the political body, and sought to maintain their independence, which was manifest in federal agreements, otherwise a process of territorial fragmentation began. More than a difference between regular and irregular forces there was one between intermittent, and permanent mobilization.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09592318.2019.1638538
Uncontrolled keywords: XIX century; South America; Insurgency; Peru; Argentina; caudillos
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Natalia Sobrevilla Perea
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 13:01 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 16:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78593 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sobrevilla Perea, Natalia: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9592-7551
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