Monday, August 26, 2013

Fact of the Day: Bolivia-Peru

The country of Bolivia was once part of Peru during the era of Spanish rule. After Simon Bolivar led Latin America to its independence he gave the option for either Bolivia to separate or stay united with Peru. They named the new country in his honor. 

22 comments:

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I suppose it's not relevant, but I can't help but notice he has an awfully big forehead. No disrespect intended.

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DWei said...

Huh, interesting. Never knew this.

Cloudia said...

Another smashing fact!



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Pilar Domínguez said...

I think that even the country´s currency is called like that: Bolivar. Kisses:)

DeniseinVA said...

A fascinating history of this country. Thanks Adam!

Julie Ann Lozada said...

such an interesting facts! :)

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

Knew this one

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

He has such an intense look.

admin said...

You learn something new every day!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Having an entire country nanmed after you...I may add that to my bucket list j/k :)

DEZMOND said...

oh, my, imagine having a country named after you....

Emmylou said...

I like reading your blog first thing in the morning, Adam:) Always learn something new,

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Yep, I've studied it in high school!
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bj said...

Very interesting, Adam. I love how you spend time, finding these interesting tidbits for us.

A Beer for the Shower said...

And here in this day and age the most I can hope for is that some poor inner city high school might one day rename itself after me.

Unknown said...

Yeah!!! I already knew that

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Adam said...

The Republic of Dezzy

Vett Vandiver said...

I didn't know that, thanks for sharing!

Karen Baldwin said...

Interesting. And the comment about the big forehead is funny. I thought the same thing.

Unknown said...

Muy interesante este dato!!
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Christine said...

Nice of him.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Maybe the big forehead is because of the big receding hairline.