Where Does Civil War Lead?

Source citation
Salvador Camacho Roldán, "¿Hasta donde se puede llevar la guerra civil?" (1861), in Escritos varios de Salvado Camacho Roldán 3 (Bogota: Libreria Colombiana, 1895), 405-06.
Original source
El Tiempo (Colombia)
Author (from)
Roldan, Salvador Camacho
Newspaper: Headline
Where Does Civil War Lead?
Type
Newspaper
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Brian Bockelman
Transcription date
Transcriber's Comments
The author of the text is Colombian.
This text has been translated from the Spanish.  Every effort has been made to preserve the content of the original while making it accessible to an English-speaking audience.

Where Does Civil War Lead?

...Those peoples who, like Mexico and Central America, have tried to sustain wars indefinitely follow a rapid course towards their own destruction. Mexico has had to cede more than half of its territories to the Americans; and Central America, after splintering into five tiny and unrespectable republics, without credit nor support in the world, stood at the point of being conquered by a band of adventurers in 1857. The civil wars of Italy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries installed the domination of the Bourbons of Spain in Naples and Sicily, and of the Austrians in Milan and Venice; it has been barely a century since the civil wars of Poland allowed foreigners to divide its lands among them and to oppress its race in the most cruel way; and at this very moment the anarchy of San Domingo has empowered its first and fiercest overlords, the Spaniards, to replant their sacrilegious seed in the soil of independent America.

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