The Federal State of Panama


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In El Estado Federal de Panamá (The Federal State of Panama) Justo Arosemena exposes the historical and cultural antecedents of the Panamanian nationality. This book was a text that had immediate repercussions on the history of the region. He also had a definitive influence on the political development of the Isthmus of Panama. He also reordered his relationship with New Granada. Arosemena cemented the governance models of a federal system here. Consequently, the ideas he proclaimed here constituted the ideological basis of a country anxious to exercise its own sovereignty. Although Arosemena did not live to see his dream come true, it can be said that he could define it lucidly. Arosemena refers here to examples of classical antiquity. Develops a vision of the economy and the strategic value of Panama. And it takes into account the geopolitical context of the American continent in the second half of the 19th century. Finally, it should be added that Arosemena was a convinced defender of the integration of Latin America. This is demonstrated by its presence in the Treaty of Union and Defensive Alliance between the Latin States of 1865.

(Description has been translated into English, book edition is in Spanish)