La Guerra - The Colombian Civil War v1.1
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In 1974, the sword of the South American liberator, Simón Bolívar, was stolen by a leftist guerrilla group in Colombia. This event was only one in a long chain of events that led to the intensification of the longest civil war of the 20th century - The Colombian Civil War.
From 1948 to 1958, La Violencia - a bloody civil war - had raged the South American country, and torn it to pieces. When the war ended, Communists had established themselves all over the country, and had proclaimed 7 "independent republics". When the political union of the liberals and the conservatives that followed La Violencia fell in the 1964 elections, a large-scale offensive was initiated by the new Colombian government. It destroyed most of the Communist strongpoints, but many had escaped. These formed numerous new guerrilla groups. On of these groups, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was to grow into a huge and dangerous rebel group.
By 1974, when a new offensive was initiated under the new Michelsen administration these groups had achieved a stable and firm position in the country.
Throughout the rural and highland areas of Colombia, the most important crop had for a long time been coca and opium poppies. This agriculture had led to the creation of powerful drug cartels, who in turn financed paramilitaries (Autodefensas) to protect their business against the Communist rebels in the country.
To this date, neither the Communists, the government, nor the paramilitaries have been defeated - and the conflict has only grown more desperate.
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