Venezuela, Colombia and the Guianas 1960 CE
Both Colombia and Venezuela have become democracies.
What is happening in Venezuela, Colombia and the Guianas in 1960CE
In Colombia, a long period of comparative stability and economic expansion came to an abrupt end with the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Tensions between Liberals and Conservatives again spilt over into civil war, and in the late 1940’s and early 50’s a period known as “La Violencia” (The Violence) claimed as many as 300,000 lives. This terrible period was ended by a military coup in 1954, with democracy returning in 1957.
Venezuela has experienced dramatic economic growth with the oil boom of the 1940’s and 50’s. After mostly dictatorial rule, in 1958 democracy at last comes to the country, and has endured (more or less) to the present day.
The inhabitants of both British and Dutch Guiana gained more self-government. French Guiana has become an overseas department of France (1946). The terrible prisons of French Guiana have been closed (1954).