Uruguay History

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Spain takes Uruguay

1726

Spanish founded Montivideo, took Uruguay from Portuguese

Uruguay joins Brazil

1812 - 1820

Brazillion invaders take Uruguay

Independence From Brazil

1825

Uruguay declares their independence from Brazil

Constitution

1830

The constitution was approved

Independence

1925

Uruguay became independent

Change in Leadership

1951

The Uruguayan President is replaced with a nine member council, due to the new constitution

British Ambassador Kidnapped

1971

British ambassador to Uruguay, Geoffry Jackson kidnapped by Tupamaros Guerillas, held for eight months

Protesting

1984

Violent protests against repression and deteriorated economic conditions

Congo Civil War

2001

UN troops from Uruguay set up camp on Lake Tanganyika to end Congo Civil War

Argentina comes to Uruguay

2007

Hundreds of Argentineans crossed into Uruguay to protest outside a paper pulp mill