[MUNUC 34] Peru-Bolivian Confederation, 1836 PERU-BOLIVIA

GROUP: Hybrid


  • Sara Jimena Hingson-Rodriguez
  • Andre Altherr
Email Committee Chair

Revolutionary general, former President of Peru, and current President of Bolivia Marshal Andres de Santa Cruz has certainly accomplished much. Now he sets his sights on a new goal: creating a successful nation that will last for generations to come. After years of internal turmoil within the newly independent Bolivia and Peru, Santa Cruz has decisively defeated the Peruvian army and is effectively dominant over both nations—uniting them under the Peru-Bolivian Confederation. Fresh off this great victory, the Marshal has called upon the newborn republics of North and South Peru to send representatives to the city of Tapacari, where they will work with Bolivian representatives to draft a constitution, establishing a new government above the wreckage of the old states. However, great peril awaits. Military might alone cannot hold such a large territory without a working political system behind it.

As representatives sent by one of the three republics, you are tasked with forming a new confederation, instituting political structures and systems that will balance the desires of all parties involved. Passing a constitution is only the beginning. You will help lead the fledgling nation through its first, most vulnerable years. It will require all of your powers of imagination and compromise to establish a workable agreement between the various interests and ethnic groups represented in the congress. Working within the structures that the congress established, you have the responsibility of holding the confederation together in the face of regionalist and nationalist unrest, royalist holdouts, and economic turmoil, not to mention the threat of jealous neighbors who fear the potential economic and military might of our new state.