Cisplatine War

Cisplatine War

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The Cisplatine War or the Argentine–Brazilian War (; ) was an armed conflict over an area known as Banda Oriental or "Eastern Shore" (roughly present-day Uruguay) in the 1820s between the United Provinces of River Plate and the Empire of Brazil in the aftermath of the United Provinces' emancipation from Spain.

Background

Led by José Gervasio Artigas, the region theretofore known as the Eastern Strip, in the River Plate basin, revolted against Spanish rule in 1811, against the backdrop of the 1810 May Revolution in Buenos Aires and the regional rebellions that followed in response to Buenos Aires' pretense of primacy over other regions of the viceroyalty. In the same context, the Portuguese Empire, then hosted in Rio de Janeiro, took measures to solidify its hold on Rio Grande do Sul and to annex the region of the former Eastern Jesuit Missions.

From 1814 on, the Eastern Province joined forces with the provinces of Santa Fe and Entre Rios in a loose confederation called the Federal League, which resisted Buenos Aires authority. After a series of banditry incidents in territory claimed by the Portuguese Empire, in Rio Grande do Sul, Portugal invaded the Eastern Strip in 1816.

Artigas was finally defeated by the Luso-Brazilian troops in 1820 at the Battle of Tacuarembó. The Portuguese Empire (formally the United Kingdom of Brazil, Portugal and Algarves since 1815) then formally annexed the Eastern Strip, under the name Cisplatine Province, with support from local...
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