Federal Republic of Colombia
República Federal de Colombia
Timeline: Bolivar Dies at Ayacucho

OTL equivalent: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, parts of Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guyana.
No flag No coa
Flag Coat of Arms

Libertad y Orden
("Liberty and Order")

Capital Bogotá
Largest city Cartagena
Other cities Caracas, Guayaquil, Quito, Medellín, Cali, Havana, Maracaibo, Barranquilla, Panamá
Language Spanish
Demonym Colombian
Government Federal Constitutional Republic
  legislature Congress of the Republic
President Ivan Duque
Population 135,000,000 (10th) 
$3.1 trillion (9th)
  per capita $22,962.963 (59th)
Currency Colombian Peso (COP)
Colombia, officially the Federal Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state in South America. It shares a border to the northwest with the Central American Federation, to the southwest with Peru, to the southeast with Brazil, and to the east with Guyana. 

It is an important regional player, weilding significant influence over both the Caribbean region and its neighbors to the south. It is also the most industrialized and developed major nation in Latin America. Having achieved independence in 1819, its early history was largely uneventful until the late 1820s, when a chain of civil wars struck the country until the mid-1850s, in what is known as "The Tragic Decades". However, under strong leadership, the country quickly recovered and by 1879 was ready to begin its expansion through its involvement in the War of the Pacific with its southern neighbor, Peru. This, along with the War of the Mosquitos (1886) and the Great Caribbean War (1898), led to an enormous growth in the country's national borders and international influence. These developments were supported by a highly capitalist and rapidly industrializing economy, leading the period between 1880 and 1910 to be known as the Colombian Golden Age. 

However, this period of development was considered grossly inequitable, leading to the rise of the Labor Movement. After reaching the presidency through Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in 1938, the party passed massive, sweeping reforms, including expropriation of multinationals, land reform, and labor regulations. While these did not stimulate the economy, they were enormously popular, and the country's oil resources were enough to keep the government afloat without much economic backlash. This period lasted until 1958, when the Labor Party attempted to undermine the influence of the military, resulting in a military coup with the self-proclaimed goal of "restoring order and correcting the excesses of the revolution" While the military loosened its grip on power in the mid-1980s, it continued to hold significant influence through the so-called "civilian-military government", which lasted until 1994. 

Ever since the military came to power, Colombia has been gradually shifting away from a mixed economy with state ownership of crucial industries and massive government control of the economy towards one of the most economically free countries on Earth. Many economists have attributed Colombia's recent economic growth to this policy shift. 

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The VisualEditor in action

The VisualEditor feature allows users to edit an article quickly and easily. The editing interface will always reflect how the article will look when published.

Unless you have set your preferences to use the classic editor, the "Edit" button on an article page will start VisualEditor. Unlike the classic editor — sometimes called the Rich Text Editor (RTE) or Source Editor — VisualEditor does not reload the entire page in your browser; it simply turns the article area into an editor. The editing toolbar appears at the top of the article space, and the cursor appears at the beginning of the text.

Making an edit

After clicking "Edit", simply begin typing the text that you want to add. The toolbar allows for text modifications like VE Bold button bold, VE Italic button italic and the selection of various text sizes (headings and sub-headings). Additional format options can be found under the style dropdown (VE format button). It includes the following buttons:

  • Subscript
  • Superscript
  • Strikethrough
  • Underline
  • Decreased indention
    • Increased indention
  • Clear styling

Your browser's spellcheck function will be used as you enter text; this is most often shown as red underlining on misspelled words.

Note that wikitext is not supported in the VisualEditor - see #Accessing source mode.

Creating a link

The toolbar also has the VE Link button link tool that's used to link words or phrases to other pages on the same Fandom site. To create a link, either:

  • Click the link button without selecting any text - you can then type in the intended destination in the tool, and this will be used as the link text.
  • Insert 2 square brackets, then type in the intended destination in the tool.
  • Highlight some text then click the link button - this will keep the highlighted text, but you can point the link itself at a different destination.
If the destination article already exists on Fandom, you can simply start typing the name of the page and a list of suggestions will appear. When you're done, simply hit enter or click elsewhere on the screen to dismiss the dialog. Click the linked text to access the dialog again for further changes.

The media insertion tool, with the cart on the right side

Media (images and videos)


After uploading a new image

You can add videos, images, and galleries by clicking the media buttons on the toolbar.

  • To upload an image, drag and drop it onto the dialog, or click the Upload button.
  • To add a new video, paste a URL from a supported site into the field at the top of the video tool.
  • Search the community for existing images and videos by entering search terms into the field at the top of the media tool. Results will be displayed below the field. Click on one or more images or videos to add them to the 'cart'. Items you've added to the cart will show a check mark VE-MediaAdded in the upper right corner (even when they appear in subsequent search results).

Once chosen, the image or video will be added to your cart, displayed on the right side. When clicked, more detail about the image or video will be displayed in the center, along with options such as the ability to change the filename and licensing, or to remove the item from the cart.

When ready, click "Apply changes" in the lower right. The items will be inserted into the article as thumbnails. The default width for images is 220px, and for videos it is 330px. You can resize media and add captions after adding them to the article.

Manipulating media

Resize media by selecting the image and using your mouse to drag the corners. If you hold down the Shift key when dragging, it will be resized in steps of 10px.

Move media by dragging the image where you want in the article - it will snap to locations above and below paragraphs of text, indicated by a horizontal line.

Edit media captions by selecting the image and clicking the edit media button, normally shown over the upper right of the image.

For more control over the position and formatting of images, see Help:Wikitext#Image formatting

Accessing source mode

Visual Editor Source Mode

The source mode for the Visual Editor

On the toolbar's settings menu (VE-PageSettingsButton), choose the VE-SourceMenu Source Editor option to view the page's wikitext. If you make any changes, click the "Apply changes" button in the lower right, and you'll be returned to the VisualEditor with the changes reflected there.

You can also quickly open the source editor via a keyboard shortcut. See Help:Keyboard shortcuts for more info.
Visual Editor Selected Object

An object selected by clicking on the desired object to edit.

Other options

Rachel VE template

The VisualEditor's template tool

Other abilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Add a new template using the VE-TransclusionIcon Template option on the toolbar's Insert menu.
    • If you're specifically looking for infoboxes, you can use the VE-TemplateIcon Infobox option, which lists all portable infoboxes on your community.
    • Edit an existing template by clicking it, then clicking the Edit button that appears.
    • Within the template tool, you can search for specific items to change using the parameter's name (e.g. 'age') or the existing value (e.g. '24').
  • Create numbered or bulleted lists by choosing the VE list button list icons.
  • Update article categories by clicking the VE-PageSettingsButton settings menu in the toolbar, then choosing 'Categories'.
  • Add references by choosing the VE-ReferenceIcon Reference option on the Insert menu in the toolbar.
    • Edit existing references by selecting the references section and clicking the edit button, shown over the upper right of the section.

Tips and tricks

  • If you're trying to bring up the Source Editor and it has problems loading, try hitting the ESC key to close it and try again.

Editor support and updates


The Classic editor option still allows access to all existing editing tools

The VisualEditor is available for the main, User, Project and Category namespaces, and is only active on the default skin.

Any element that you can't currently modify using VisualEditor will be obscured with a striped overlay and a tooltip stating that it's not currently editable. To do some things, you'll still need to use the source dialog, or the classic editing experience.

See here for an explanation of Fandom's editor user preferences. Anonymous users will generally always see the VisualEditor by default.

VisualEditor is not supported in Internet Explorer at this time. Other standard browsers are supported.

Next steps

Further help and feedback

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