Gran Colombia was a massive country that was composed of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama from 1819 to 1831.
Do you think it could still be existing today? If so, how?
What impact do you think its existence would have in Latin America, and the rest of the world?
 
It's really hard to say. If it could manage to stay together, it could me a major power. Certainly a powerful nation within Latin America. Good football team, too.
 
It would be a strong competitor to Brazil. The economy could be developed with revenues from Venezuela's oil field and revenues from Panama canal. The country could be a popular tourist destination.
 
It would be a strong competitor to Brazil. The economy could be developed with revenues from Venezuela's oil field and revenues from Panama canal. The country could be a popular tourist destination.
IF it managed to stay together with any sort of stability (of course, stability is what will enable it to stay together), it may not be a pawn to French, and then USA (especially the USA, with the shady way the canal was enabled), interests, so a canal may not be built. Certainly, GC could build it's own canal, but that is the sphere of a more industrialized country. Putting the cart before the horse to use the canal to build up the economy, when the economy is needed to build the canal.

The region does have decent mineral resources, though. Terrain and jungle are likely to be an impediment to unity.
 
IF it managed to stay together with any sort of stability (of course, stability is what will enable it to stay together), it may not be a pawn to French, and then USA (especially the USA, with the shady way the canal was enabled), interests, so a canal may not be built. Certainly, GC could build it's own canal, but that is the sphere of a more industrialized country. Putting the cart before the horse to use the canal to build up the economy, when the economy is needed to build the canal.

The region does have decent mineral resources, though. Terrain and jungle are likely to be an impediment to unity.
Yep I believe the terrain makes some sort of federation imperative to staying together.

Also just as an aside Bolivar had an idea for a 'Tricameral' legislature that included elected, appointed, and hereditary elements. Always wanted to know how that would play out.
 
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