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In 1806 the British captured Buenos Aires but they were forced to withdraw. In 1807 they attacked the city again but they were repelled. Nevertheless links between Argentina and Spain weakened in the early 19th century especially after 1808 when Napoleon forced the Spanish king to abdicate and made his own brother king of Spain. Finally on 25 May 1810 the Viceroy was deposed and a junta took control of Argentina. However the junta did not break all links with Spain until 1816. The United Provinces of the River Plate was declared on 9 July 1816.
A SHORT HISTORY OF ARGENTINA - Local Histories
History of the Gaucho "Argentina - Where the Wind Comes Sweepin' Down the Plain" Article from Christian Science Monitor Gauchos: Horseman of the Pampas article to support documents from the Power & Politics in the 19th century River Plate series (Univ of Notre Dame).
Sound account and bibliography Useful introductory articles to supported (facsimile) documents from the Power & Politics in the 19th century River Plate series (Univ of Notre Dame).