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Extra History: Season 25

Simon Bolivar 2016

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  • 2016-11-19T16:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 10 mins
  • 1 hour, 0 mins (6 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Documentary, History
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The life of South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar.

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6 episodes

25x01 Simón Bolívar - Reverberations

  • Season Premiere

    2016-11-19T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

Born to one of the wealthiest families in Venezuela, Simón Bolívar imbibed the ideals of revolution from a tutor who inspired him to travel to Europe as a young man. What he saw and learned, he would one day bring back to foment revolution in the Spanish colonies of Latin America.

When Napoleon conquered Spain, the Spanish colonies no longer had a clear leader to follow. Bolívar seized on this opportunity to promote his dreams of Venezuelan independence, but he stumbled from lack of experience. A man named Francisco de Miranda took control instead.

The failure of his first attempted revolution in Venezuela only fanned the flames of Simón Bolívar's determination to end Spanish reign over South America. Convinced that he needed to unite the entire continent in freedom, he gathered troops and set out with a new purpose. But his ferocity threatened to overwhelm his ideals.

Failure had taught Simón Bolívar one important lesson: no single state in Spanish South America could win independence alone. To succeed, he needed to form one great state, united and able to stand up to the might of Spain.

25x05 Simón Bolívar - Heavy is the Head

  • 2016-12-17T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

After so many failures, Simón Bolívar finally began to find success: Gran Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia all stood free from Spanish rule. He raced to found new governments and consolidate the liberty he'd earned, but resources had been stretched too thin.

25x06 Simón Bolívar - All Good Things

  • 2016-12-24T16:00:00Z — 10 mins

Simón Bolívar hoped to bring the nations of South America together in one great federation, but he feared that people would think he meant to make himself a king. He tried to step back, but revolution threatened from within his ranks and his body had grown weak with illness.

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