¡República o la muerte!- a HPM Peru-Bolivian AAR- Part 3

Published: 2017-05-12
we try not to fall apart yet again

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¡República o la muerte!- a HPM Peru-Bolivian AAR- Part 2

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Hi everyone, welcome back to my Peru-Bolivia AAR without most of the Peru.

The Republic of North Peru has been abolished, instead being divided into its various departments under the oversight of Supreme Protector Jose Ballivian.

The landowners begin to clamour for formal representation within the government beyond the Confederal Council, so the legislature is made bicameral, with a new body- the Chamber of Deputies- created, filled with candidates elected by the landowners.
The economy continues its transition to a civilian one, with public spending increasing.

Taxes remain astronomically high, but luckily no one can read their bills anyway.
The retirement of donkeys from the military makes moving to the Confederation much more appealing to Europeans, but this does little in reality to offset the fact that it's a complete shithole and no one has any money.
Weak and spineless landowners suggest to Ballivian that the Argentines might be willing to hand over the lost border territories if he were to calm down a little over provinces that are clearly out of reach.

He scoffs in their faces and appropriates their land.
oh for fucks sake not this shit again

Fearing increased centralization and the end of the South Peruvian Republic, President Rodado attempts to break away from the Confederation with the support of local traitorous landowners.

Having failed to permanently heal the divisions in the Confederation, Ballivian resigns after only two years as Supreme Protector. The Confederal Council declares Jose Miguel de Velasco, the President of the Republic of Bolivia, his successor.

He immediately makes his centralist goals known, as the first thing he does is abolish the Republic of Bolivia, dividing it into its respective departments as had been done with Peru.
The standing army is significantly diminished after four years of war, and is caught in Puerto Maldonado whilst in transit to La Paz.

Velasco commences mobilization, which unfortunately means I have to talk about Gonzalo some more.
Conscripts from Lima, surprisingly, are the first to form a new brigade.
The Central Americans are also having trouble keeping their union together, although it's unlikely they'll succeed.

also gonzalo's brigade was formed
Donkeys are also subject to conscription laws.
Inspired by General Rodado's defiance, the subjugated North Peruvians begin their own rebellion, centred on Lima.

Cut off from the northern departments save for temporary supply routes through Puerto Maldonado, there is little that can currently be done about the rebellion.
The Confederal Council of 1840 is formed. Other than fluctuations throughout the year due to the establishment of the Chamber of Deputies, change is minimal.

also more horses wow
Having to re-adjust the economy yet again, funding for the civil service is cut somewhat.
The new economic plan is implemented, which incorporates elements of laissez-faire and global trade.

Gonzalo can now sell his stale, mouldy, soggy bread on the world market, much to his delight.

and we can mass produce fancy shirts with slogans too
The implementation of partial laissez-faire economics has improved the economy somewhat, so the civil service receives full funding once again.
The extent of centralisation in the Confederation on the 22nd of March, 1840. Focus is also being put on the professionalization of the army.

The civil service is most effective in the area around La Paz, while much of the civil service from the former Republic of North Peru has been reorganised into its various departments, weakening it somewhat.
Confederal control has been re-established over Puerto Maldonado, linking La Paz with Lima once again.

The army under General Arteaga, replacing Jose Ballivian, is sent to Lima to suppress the Peruvian separatists.
The poorly organised rebels are dislodged, and are later fully rooted out at Huaraz.

The Cajamarca rebels fall shortly afterwards, being able to smell Gonzalo from the other side of the Andes.
Ica is occupied by the Confederal Army, as part of a plan to cut General Rodado off from foreign trade.
Having apparently forgiven the Brazilians over the Cisplatine War, or perhaps fearing that stability would eventually return to Peru-Bolivia, General Rosas of Argentina signs a formal military alliance with the South American hegemon.

Well, that was predictable.

It does, however, boost morale slightly for the breakaway Peruvians.
That morale is quickly lost.
Velasco is able to command the support of most of the Confederal Council at the turn of 1841, but faces dissatisfaction with his centralist goals.
we kill some nerds and take their lunch money
Ica falls.

The army continues south to Arequipa.
A second professional brigade is formed in Cochabamba, with real life horses this time.
The indigenous Quechua in Lima protest against direct rule from La Paz, despite the generous (very limited) autonomy we have given to the Lima Department.

we kill them and take their lunch money too
The army continues its expansion.
Political parties are now allowed to form, but any public campaigns are constantly harassed by Velasco supporters with rifles.
Arequipa also falls. The fall of South Peru is imminent.
Satisfied with the state of the civil service in La Paz, Velasco begins to expand it in Lima and surrounding departments, not least to tighten his iron fist.
The army enters Tacna, the capital of South Peru.

Unfortunately, General Rodado has gone the way of Santa Cruz and has also escaped, fleeing to France.
The Confederal Council of 1842 is formed.

Support for Velasco's Partido Popular decreases further compared to last year.
The formation of three different parties- the incumbent Partido Popular, the Partido Liberal and the reactionary Partido Nacionalista coupled with the establishment of the Chamber of Deputies has made Peru-Bolivia, nominally at least, a democracy.

At a state banquet in the Presidential Palace in La Paz, Velasco proclaims the establishment of the Andine Federation, and that elections to the Chamber of Deputies will begin.

The Confederation is over. We do not need the consent of the constituent republics to rule. The new Federation shall extend throughout the entire Andes, and further!

once we're done with south peru of course
The important parts of South America on the 21st of January, 1842.

The Andine Federation has been almost continuously at war for six years.
Here are all the landowners in the country.

Most of them are of the minority Spanish-descended Criollos, with the remainder being tribal chiefs in the Amazon interior.

They are largely conservatives, with sizable reactionary and liberal tendencies.

and are also illiterate
In line with the increasingly liberal nature of the Andine economy, President Velasco announces his intentions to lower tariffs slightly.

It's not going to happen any time soon though since there were never any anyway.
Taxes are lowered across the board for Andine citizens, although they are dropped significantly for the landowners in order to keep them satisfied.

This has the unfortunate side effect of giving Gonzalo a shred of economic freedom.
A box of artisanal t-shirts is shipped to Emperor Pedro II, improving relations with Brazil significantly.
Tacna is occupied, splitting the country in twain.

Much of the interior in the South Peruvian Andes has descended into anarchy, without government nor contact with the rest of the world.

much like the uk post-brexit then ayyyy /s
Velasco shocks the landowners by coming out in favour of limited citizenship to the indigenous peoples of the Federation.

The liberals, however, gain trust in him- a vital move, as they have been etching at the power of the military governments for some years now.
Taxes are lowered a little more, increasing Velasco's support among the broad populace- although that doesn't matter of course.

The Federal Council votes unanimously to keep Gonzalo's tax rates at 100%, ostensibly for his own well being.

Being an illiterate peasant farmer, he gladly agrees.
The Federal Army enters Cusco, the old capital of the Inca Empire, to restore order.
one faith and one faith only christ is risen kill pagan worshippers
The absolutely atrocious levels of gerrymandering ensure a complete conservative victory in the Chamber of Deputies.

The nationalists are mildly pissed because of the citizenship debacle, but the liberals aren't too fussed since a conservative landslide was predicted anyway and the Federal Council- where they had far better representation- was more powerful.
The state of the Federation's Civil Service on the 20th of September, 1842.

The state of the civil service is satisfactory in the departments around Lima, and those around La Paz are on par with modern European administrations.

The very hinterlands of northern Peru remain poorly governed, but this is not really a concern.

In unrelated news, Gonzalo is being offered a free house and farmland in Iquitos.
The Federal Council of 1843 is formed.

Relatively large swings have been made from the Partido Popular to the Partido Liberal.
Velasco placates the reactionaries by introducing minority building restrictions.

Local governors explain to them that "Velasco can't take your things if you have nothing at all."

*black guy tapping his head meme*
The Lima Dragoons are formed, increasing the size of the professional army significantly.
Cusco falls.

South Peruvian resistance has completely melted away- the only thing preventing the annexation of the former Republic is time.
The remaining landowners refuse to give in, fearing the worst.

well alright then guys looks like somebody's having a loaf of gonzalo's bread every day for ten years
hey what the fuck argentina

give that back
The Governor of Entre Rios, General Justo Jose de Urquiza, attempts to mend relations with his former enemy.
Fat chance.
Puno is completely occupied.

we're nearly done guys i promise this gets more interesting
They refuse yet again.

wait nvm

President Velasco declares the rebellion over, and the Republic of South Peru is abolished and broken up into its constituent departments.

The Andine Federation is finally at peace.
The next week is busy. Child labour is restricted by the Federal Council, Gonzalo is demobilized and can finally go back to farming, and Velasco standardizes Andine law into the South Peruvian departments.
The Federal Council determines that intellectualism needs to be advanced.

fuckin nerds
The series of recent reforms is compiled into the Treaty of La Paz, formally establishing the Andine Federation's first modern Constitution.

hoorayyy thanks guys see you next week

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