Tropical America

Tropical America

by Isaac Nelson Ford
     
 

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II RIO'S THREE GLORIOUS DAYS MUTINY OF THE BATTALIONS GENERAL DEODORO'S BRAVADO THE REPUBLIC PROCLAIMED THE EMPEROR'S SURRENDER AN ORLEANS BARGAIN GENERAL CAUSES OF

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II RIO'S THREE GLORIOUS DAYS MUTINY OF THE BATTALIONS GENERAL DEODORO'S BRAVADO THE REPUBLIC PROCLAIMED THE EMPEROR'S SURRENDER AN ORLEANS BARGAIN GENERAL CAUSES OF DISAFFECTION WITH THE EMPIRE THE REVOLUTION A LOTTERY The story of the Three Glorious Days, as the revolution of November, 1889, is already known in Brazil, was singularly bare of incident and excitement. The imperial government was overturned by what was hardly more than a parade of a few insubordinate battalions, who were disaffected because they had been ordered to go to a remote post in the interior. If there was any preconcerted plan among the revolutionary leaders, it was not formed before the night of November 9, 1889, when the Prime Minister was entertaining the officers of the Chilian ironclad Almirante Cochrane at a ball. On that night disaffected officers were known to be in consultation, but probably nothing was more remote from their thoughts than the expulsion of the Emperor from the throne. The Republican journals had been asserting for several weeks that the government intended to scatter the battalions among the provinces, and after completing the organization of a National Guard to proclaim the Princess as Empress, the Emperor being willing to retire in her favor. Whether this was true or false, the officers were discontented and disposed to believe that the crown intended to humiliate them. Military agitators encouraged these suspicions. Republican leaders while not apprehending a revolution during the lifetime of the Emperor were in the habit of discussing at their clubs what would be the best method of procedure after his death. Suddenly the military outbreak revealed the helplessness of the throne. The leaders perceived their opportunity without having accurately forecast it. The...

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II RIO'S THREE GLORIOUS DAYS MUTINY OF THE BATTALIONS GENERAL DEODORO'S BRAVADO THE REPUBLIC PROCLAIMED THE EMPEROR'S SURRENDER AN ORLEANS BARGAIN GENERAL CAUSES OF DISAFFECTION WITH THE EMPIRE THE REVOLUTION A LOTTERY The story of the Three Glorious Days, as the revolution of November, 1889, is already known in Brazil, was singularly bare of incident and excitement. The imperial government was overturned by what was hardly more than a parade of a few insubordinate battalions, who were disaffected because they had been ordered to go to a remote post in the interior. If there was any preconcerted plan among the revolutionary leaders, it was not formed before the night of November 9, 1889, when the Prime Minister was entertaining the officers of the Chilian ironclad Almirante Cochrane at a ball. On that night disaffected officers were known to be in consultation, but probably nothing was more remote from their thoughts than the expulsion of the Emperor from the throne. The Republican journals had been asserting for several weeks that the government intended to scatter the battalions among the provinces, and after completing the organization of a National Guard to proclaim the Princess as Empress, the Emperor being willing to retire in her favor. Whether this was true or false, the officers were discontented and disposed to believe that the crown intended to humiliate them. Military agitators encouraged these suspicions. Republican leaders while not apprehending a revolution during the lifetime of the Emperor were in the habit of discussing at their clubs what would be the best method of procedure after his death. Suddenly the military outbreak revealed the helplessness of the throne.The leaders perceived their opportunity without having accurately forecast it. The...

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