Spain wants Venezuela to remain loyal despite Ferdinand VII being captured by the French.
Government attempts to crush revolutionaries
1810 - 1812
Simón Bolívar leads revolution, it becomes successful, then gets stopped by spaniards. (First Republic)
Revolutionaries gain Power
1811 - 1812
Bolívar teams up with Francisco de Miranda and start to build an "army" of troops to fight for independence.
Revolutionary Unity dissolves
1812 - 1814
Bolívar puts Miranda in charge of Patriot army. Bolívar becomes governor of Puerto Cabello, a key city. However, the earthquake of 1812 hit the revolutionary center and forced de Miranda to surrender, angering Bolívar.
Revolutionaries gain power, but it isn't radical enough
1814 - 1817
Bolívar emerges as the face of Venezuelan independence, but it is short lived.
Power is gained progressively
1817 - 1818
Bolívar refused to give up but resorted to look for local guerilla leaders to aid his side.
Bolívar becomes the face of the revolution.
Extremists fight back
1821 - 1822
Throughout the war, Bolívar fights against all royalists supporting France.
Period of terror
1821 - 1822
Fighting was constant, and people between the royalists and revolutionaries.
Moderates gain Power
Bolívar and Company (Revolutionists) fight for New Granada (Venezuela) and defeat Spanish forces. Bolívar is elected as President