Venezuela events

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Columbus

1498 - 1499

Columbus explores Venezuela and by reporting its discovery lead to its colonization.

Colonization of Veneluela

1535 - 1536

The Spanish came and took over Venezuela.

Slavery

1550 - 1551

African slaves were imported into Venezuela which changed the way they worked with plantations and large businesses.

War of Independence

1811 - 1823

Venezuela became independent from Spain after this war

Liberals Civil War

1868 - 1870

A Venezuelan Civil War between the Liberals and the Conservatives that the Liberals won.

Conservatives Civil War

1899 - 1902

Civil War between the Liberals and the Conservatives that the Conservatives won.

Hugo Chavez

1992 - 1999

Hugo Chavez is released from prison and becomes president in 1999.

Hugo Chavez fails

1992 - 1993

Hugo Chavez fails to properly lead his military and is thrown in jail.

Severe Natural Disasters

1999 - 2000

Large flooding and mudslides killed tens of thousands of Venezuelans.

Current Constitution

1999 - 2000

Venezuela adopted its current Constitution which has affected how they run their country even until now.