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GUTIERREZ ARDILA, Daniel. Constitutive Diplomacy in the Nuevo Reino de Granada (New Kingdom of Granada), 1810-1816. hist.crit. [online]. 2007, n.33, pp. 38-72. ISSN 0121-1617.
Between 1810 and 1816 -the years between the deposition of the viceroyal authorities and the arrival of the Expeditionary Army- the New Granadan revolutionaries, who rejected the idea of a "single and indivisible" republic, created a dozen sovereign and independent entities. However, conscious of the dangers that lay in wait, they sought to create a confederation of small states in order to repell the foreign invasions and the rise of a tyrant to the throne. What can be called a provincial or constitutive diplomacy developed with the establishment of official correspondence between the different governments, ministerial visits, military assistance, and the signing of friendship treaties and alliances. The underlying aim was to remedy the dissolution of the Nuevo Reino de Granada and reestablish the social ties that had fractured with the deposition of the viceroyal authorities. The article analyzes this interesting process, which was violently cut short by the arrival of Pablo Morillo.
Palavras-chave : Diplomacy; law of nations; Independence; New Kingdom of Granada.