The First Republic of Venezuela


Directed by Jo Weech and Oscar Berlanga

Presenting the First Republic to the World

Are we an independent nation or loyal subjects of Spain who do not want a French king on the Spanish throne? The newly formed Republic of Venezuela must establish its national identity and its loyalties. It remains unclear if the Republic remains loyal to the Spanish throne, or if it is an independent nation.

Renegade Provinces

The provinces of Maracaibo, Coro, and Guayan remain loyal to the Spanish throne. Their separation greatly weakens the Republic and must be addressed.

The Governmental Congress

The Republic of Venezuela faces the challenge of forming a system of governance. It has a diverse population, including a large number of enslaved individuals. This government must be able to address internal and external threats.