I studied about Chile’s independence process, inspired by the French Revolution and the American war of Independence which both gave Chileans ideas about becoming independent from Spain. It began with Napoleon’s invasion of Spain in 1808 to the Battle of Maipu, then in1811 with the National Congress and ended in 1818 when the War of Independence ended and the empire collapsed. The King abdicated and Chile had its first autonomous government. I learned a bit more about how Argentina, Chile and Peru got their independence, helped by the same man in each country – the Argentinian Militar Jose de San Martin. I’ve seen statues of him everyhere in Argentina. According to Argentinians he is the one famous person who is popular amongst everybody, a completely non-controversial figure unlike all the others. I also learned about the battle of Chacabuco.