Battle of Guayabos
Spanish colony, Uruguay fights for its independence since 1811. Supported by the independence junta of Buenos Aires, the Eastern , puts first once the seat at Montevideo, but a first Portuguese intervention (1811 - 1812), run to the help of the Spaniards, force them to give up their project.
The hostilities do not cease therefore and a second seat will lead to the capitulation of Montevideo the June 20th 1814. It is the end of the Spanish domination in the area of the Rio of Plata, but it is not the end of the war.
Indeed, the relations between Buenos Aires and the Eastern ones, ordered by Jose Gervasio Artigas, had always been surging and sometimes conflict. However, Buenos Aires deciding to exert its sovereignty on the area, the allies of yesterday became adversaries, the Uruguyans considering that they had not driven out the Spaniards to replace them by the Argentinian ones. The hostilities began quickly, the first confrontations (Mow Piedras the June 25th 1814) being favorable to the Porteño S (inhabitants of Buenos Aires).
Following this victory, the Uruguyans enter Montevideo; they are Masters of the entirety of the country for the first time of their history. Transitory victory however because the Portuguese were going again to invade the country and to annex it in 1820 after having beaten the armies of Artigas.
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