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20 January 1839: Chilean forces defeated the Confederation army, precipitating the dissolution of the Confederation. 1841–47: The presidency of Gen. José Ballivián y Segurola restored political stability to the country and encouraged free trade. 1847: Ballivián y Segurola was overthrown and Manuel Isidoro Belzú Humérez became President. 1855: After surviving at least 42 attempted coups d’état, Belzú finally resigned after losing the support of the political élite. His son-in-law, Gen. Jorge Córdova, replaced him as President.
Achá. His regime subsequently became notorious for its corruption, economic mismanagement and ill-treatment of the indigenous population. 1867: Gen. Melgarejo signed a treaty with Brazil in which he ceded 102, 400 sq km of Bolivian territory in exchange for improved access rights to the Atlantic Ocean. 1871: Agustín Morales Hernández overthrew Melgarejo, but retained his predecessor’s autocratic style of government. 1873–76: Following the assassination of Morales by his nephew, a number of short-lived civilian and military leaders failed to establish themselves in the Presidency.
1950: The anti-British, pro-independence People’s United Party (PUP) was established under the leadership of George Price, as a direct consequence of the currency devaluation. 3% of the vote and obtained eight of the nine elected seats in the new Legislative Assembly. 21 March 1957: The PUP won all nine seats at a general election. 1 March 1961: Under a ministerial system of government established by a new Constitution, Price was appointed First Minister after the PUP won all 18 seats in an enlarged legislature, restyled the House of Representatives.