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Open Access Revolution and Politics in Venezuela and Curaçao, 1795-1800

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Revolution and Politics in Venezuela and Curaçao, 1795-1800

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Economic and social relations between Venezuela and Curaçao in the late eighteenth century were dense, complex, and varied in content. With the information that the Venezuelan authorities and, the Spanish authorities had at their disposal, the events occurring between June 1797 and September 1800 in Curaçao are difficult to understand and interpret. Tierce and Devaux are presented as two perfidious and dangerous rebels who wanted to use Venezuelan fugitives and revolutionaries for their own personal objectives of throwing Venezuela into confusion and gaining access to the colony's wealth. The words of the commander of Puerto Cabello cannot better describe what the Venezuelan authorities were thinking when he wrote about 'the deplorable state of that colony, destined to be victim of the greed and ambition of the French, or to pass perhaps under the English yoke, each extreme worse than the other'.

Keywords: Curaçao; Devaux; French colonies; Puerto Cabello; revolution; Spanish authorities; Tierce; Venezuelan authorities

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