The Autumn of the Patriarch Setting & Symbolism

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The Nation

The nation is where the story takes place. It is never named, but in general seems to be Columbia or Venezuela, which are both large nations on the Caribbean Sea. Other aspects of the nation, such as the long-term of the time in power of the General, resemble Francisco Franco's Spain.

The Nation's Capital

The nation's capital is a large city and port on the Caribbean Sea.

The Federalist Wars

The Federalist Wars are a series of wars after the fall of the ancient regime of the Goths. The Federalists divide the nation up into fourteen states that are ruled by different generals. There is a peace conference at the Presidential palace, during which the General manages to kill all the other generals, except for the full-blooded Indian General, Saturno Santos.

The Federalist Generals

The Federalist generals participate in the Federalist wars; there are fourteen of...

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