Bolivar's Dream: A Colombian AAR
"It is a grandiose idea to think of consolidating the New World into a single nation, united by pacts into a single bond. It is reasoned that, as these parts have a common origin, language, customs, and religion, they ought to have a single government to permit the newly formed states to unite in a confederation. But this is not possible. Actually, America is separated by climatic differences, geographic diversity, conflicting interests, and dissimilar characteristics. How beautiful it would be if the Isthmus of Panamá could be for us what the Isthmus of Corinth was for the Greeks! Would to God that some day we may have the good fortune to convene there an august assembly of representatives of republics, kingdoms, and empires to deliberate upon the high interests of peace and war with the nations of the other three-quarters of the globe. This type of organization may come to pass in some happier period of our regeneration. But any other plan, such as that of Abbé St. Pierre, who in laudable delirium conceived the idea of assembling a European congress to decide the fate and interests of those nations, would be meaningless."
Simón Bolívar, Carta de Jamaica, 1815
On September 6th, 1815, in Kingston, Símon Bolívar wrote a letter where, among other things, he expressed his lifelong desire: too see a united Spanish America. The closer he got to this was with the formation of Gran Colombia, which would fall apart after his death. But, it shouldn't have to be that way, what if Bolívar got a little help from his friends and managed to see his dream come true? That is what this AAR is about: in barely 100 years I will try to unite all of Latin America under one flag and, who knows? If things go well I could continue and add the USA and Brazil to my American Dream, but only time will tell. I will playing with Colombia, starting on 1819 an using WWM, so I get that extra time that I need to fulfill my goals. I invite you to join me in this, my quest to unite Latin America under the Colombian banner.